2018 Texas Auto Writers Announce Auto Roundup Winners
Car Pro | April 18, 2018
Lexus and Chrysler won the top two awards at the 2018 Texas Auto Roundup on April 16-17. After 49 members of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) evaluated 46 vehicles, the 2018 Lexus LC 500 was crowned the overall Car of Texas. In addition, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica took home the event’s other top award, the Family Car of Texas.
2018 Leus LC 500 – Car of Texas. Credit: Kevin McCauley.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica – Family Car of Texas. Credit: Kevin McCauley
TAWA members, who cover the automotive industry for print, online and broadcast outlets across the United States, voted on the top vehicles after spending two days comparing them at Eagles Canyon Raceway in Decatur, Texas.
They took the vehicles on a series of exercises on the 2.5-mile racetrack, pushing performance cars and taking other vehicles on slalom, acceleration and braking tests. They also learned about the new vehicles’ features and changes from manufacturer representatives.