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Congrats to 2013’s Auto Roundup winners!

 Monday’s weather at the Texas Motor Speedway complex was near-perfect. The competition gets tougher each year, which benefits consumers as automakers strive to develop new technologies, as evidenced by the Green Car category that included three electric vehicles and three hybrids.

There were 53 vehicles entered across the 19 categories by multiple manufacturers including GM, Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia and Volkswagen.

How many times did we drive around the track?voting good guys_2

50 writers spent 10 important hours driving around the track and evaluating cars. The rode dozens of times around the track and the infield to test the cars and how they handled. The manufacturers stood by explaining the features and changes from past years. In the industry it is as important as a political election.

The writers took the responsibility of voting very seriously.  

Ford’s Mustang Shelby GT500 and dramatically redesigned Fusion won Car of Texas and Family Car of Texas, respectively, at the Texas Auto Writers Associations’ 2013 Auto Roundup. The new-for-2013 model, the 640-horsepower SRT Viper GTS was voted Supercar.
The categories and their winners:


Sub-Compact Car — 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo

Compact Car — 2013 Buick Verano Turbo

Performance Compact — 2013 Scion FR-S

Mid-Size Car — 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium

Full-Size Car — 2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LZ

Mid-Size Luxury — 2013 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT

Full-Size Luxury — 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum Collection AWD

Performance Coupe — 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT 392

Performance Sedan — 2013 Cadillac ATS Premium Collection

Minivan — 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Limited

Activity Vehicle — 2013 Dodge Journey Crew

Performance Utility — 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Supercar — 2013 SRT Viper GTS

Green Vehicle — 2013 Chevrolet Volt

Best New Feature — Ford: Hands-Free Lift Gate

Best New Interior — 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition

Best Value — 2013 Ford Focus ST

Family Car of Texas — 2013 Ford Fusion

Car of Texas — 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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