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2013 Texas Auto Roundup by the TAWA


2013 Texas Auto Roundup by the TAWA

2013 Texas Auto Roundup in the Car of TEXAS - Shelby GT 500

2013 Texas Auto Roundup in the Car of TEXAS – Shelby GT 500

We’ve gathered with all our friends from around Texas and outward with the Texas Auto Writers Association for our annual Texas Auto Roundup. We hosted 53 vehicles which competed in 19 categories. The weather at the Texas Motor Speedway complex was near-perfect, and 47 media members were on hand to evaluate the drivability, the functionality, and the overall experience of the vehicles from 13 different manufacturers.

Top honors at the Texas Auto Writers Associations’ 2013 Auto Roundup indicate that Texans like their performance cars and that Texas is a market of active families on the move together. Ford’s Mustang Shelby GT500 and dramatically redesigned Fusion won Car of Texas and Family Car of Texas, respectively. The new-for-2013 model, the 640-horsepower SRT Viper GTS was voted Supercar.

We’ll have some Quick Drive Reviews and some Full Reviews coming soon so stay tuned!

Here is the full list of categories and winners:

2013 TAWA Auto Roundup Results

With the final count of some very close voting in many categories,
a complete list of the winners is as follows:

Sub-Compact Car2013 Fiat 500 Turbo

Compact Car2013 Buick Verano Turbo

Performance Compact2013 Scion FR-S

Mid-Size Car2013 Ford Fusion Titanium

Full-Size Car2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LZ

Mid-Size Luxury Car2013 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT

Full-Size Luxury Car2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum Collection AWD

Performance Coupe2013 Dodge Challenger SRT 392

Performance Sedan2013 Cadillac ATS Premium Collection

Minivan2013 Chrysler Town & Country Limited

Activity Vehicle2013 Dodge Journey Crew

Performance Utility2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Supercar2013 SRT Viper GTS

Green Vehicle2013 Chevrolet Volt

Best New FeatureFord: Hands-Free Lift Gate

Best New Interior2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition

Best Value2013 Ford Focus ST

Family Car of Texas2013 Ford Fusion

Car of Texas2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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Adam Moore

Adam was one of the founding members of txGarage back in 2007 when he worked for a Suzuki dealership in Dallas, TX. He is now our Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He's always been into cars and trucks and has extensive knowledge on both. Check Adam out on twitter @adamaoc.

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