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TAWA Announces the 2024 Auto Roundup Results

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 2:00 PM | Cory Fourniquet (Administrator)

Decatur, TX – June 25, 2024 The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) is pleased to announce the award winners of the 2024 TAWA Texas Auto Roundup. This year’s event was held in Decatur, Texas at the spectacular Eagles Canyon Raceway. 

Automotive journalists and content creators from across the country tested a cross-section of the world’s most capable vehicles during the event held on April 23rd - 24th. TAWA members evaluated vehicles within their category and amongst the entire fleet of vehicles present. Votes were based upon each vehicle's interior, exterior, value, performance and overall personal appeal. Members also voted on which vehicles should carry the title awards within each category. Votes were electronically submitted and then calculated by a third-party accounting firm and presented to TAWA for presentation.  This year’s attendees rated vehicles from a global selection of automakers including Acura, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Toyota.

This year, the title award categories were Vehicle of Texas, Performance Vehicle of Texas, Electric Vehicle of Texas, and Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas. An additional 5 calculated merit-based vehicle aspect awards, 13 category awards and three featured based awards were also awarded by TAWA’s Member Jurors.

The Genesis G70 was named the Vehicle of Texas, the Performance Vehicle of Texas is the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas is the Toyota Grand Highlander and Mazda CX-50 and the Electric Vehicle of Texas is the Kia EV9.

The Texas Auto Writers Association congratulates all of the automotive partners and members for joining us for this year’s Texas Auto Roundup. We give special congratulations to the title and category winners of the 2024 Texas Auto Roundup; the competition was fierce, and all attending partners made a great showing. The backdrop of Eagles Canyon Raceway and Decatur, Texas, allowed us a unique opportunity to experience and test these world-class vehicles in a variety of conditions. It was an exciting and exhilarating experience that provided confidence in the present and future of the automotive world.

A special thank you and recognition to the members of TAWA, DriveShop and Prestige Auto for their diligent efforts and continued support through the years.

2024 Texas Auto Roundup Awards

Title Awards

Vehicle of Texas: Genesis G70

Performance Vehicle of Texas: Alfa Romeo Giulia

Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas:

Toyota Grand Highlander and Mazda CX-50

Electric Vehicle of Texas: Kia EV9                          

Vehicle Category Awards

Luxury Car ($50,000-$75,000): Genesis G70                                  

Luxury Car ($75,000+): Mercedes-Benz E 350                               

Performance Coupe: Toyota GR Supra                              

Performance Sedan: Genesis G70                          

Performance Hatchback: Toyota GR Corolla 

Performance SUV: Kia EV9                          

Mid-Size Vehicle: Hyundai Sonata                           

Compact CUV: Mazda CX-50                                   

Mid-Size CUV : Kia EV9                                 

Luxury CUV: Lexus TX 550h+                                  

Minivan: Chrysler Pacifica                             

Green Vehicle: Toyota Prius Prime                          

Electric Vehicle: Kia EV9                             

Calculated Awards

Best Interior: Genesis G70                           

Best Exterior: Genesis G70                          

Best Performance: Toyota Prius Prime                               

Best Value: Genesis G70                              

Highest Personal Appeal: Genesis G70

Feature Awards

Best New Feature: Lexus TX 550h+ Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain                              

Best New Interior: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior                                    

Best Value: Toyota RAV4                             


Photo Credit:

All photos please credit Kevin McCauley / Capturing the Machine




About TAWA

The Texas Auto Writers Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 by automotive journalists who wanted to provide an avenue for professional growth, development, and networking. These

media professionals sought to create an automotive event that was unique to Texas, and as a result the TAWA Truck Rodeo was created. Since 1993, Truck Rodeos have been held in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Granbury, Spring Branch, Dripping Springs, Bee Cave and most recently at

Eagles Canyon Raceway in Decatur, Texas.


In 2003, TAWA created an event for sedans, sports cars and other vehicles not eligible for the Truck Rodeo. The event as it is called today is the Texas Auto Roundup. 

Contact: Adeina Anderson, TAWA Communications at tawavpcomms@texasautowriters.org



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