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2015 TEXAS AUTO ROUNDUP RESULTS 


As part of TAWA’s efforts to serve the automotive journalists members who cover the automotive industry, more than 50 TAWA members and 60-plus manufacturer representatives from throughout the nation meet each spring for a two-day evaluation of the industry’s latest compact cars, sedans, and top performance cars as well as CUVs, activity vehicles, vans, and green vehicles. Manufacturers covet the prestigious awards they earn and often mention the honors in their promotional material.

TOP AWARDS


Car of Texas: 2015 Chrysler 300C


Family Car of Texas: 2015 Toyota Sienna


Performance Car of Texas: 2015 Bentley Motors

Continental GT V8 S Convertible 




Vehicle Category Awards

2015 Texas Auto Roundup data sheet

[CAT1] Sub-Compact Car Ranking

SCORE

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Kia Motors America Forte5 SX

83

18

12

5

2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ

72

13

11

11

2015 Toyota Yaris SE

55

5

12

16

[CAT2] Compact Car Rank

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

2015 Ford Motor Company Focus SE

46

8

6

10

2016 Acura ILX

42

7

9

3

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

38

6

8

4

2015 Dodge Dart GT

35

6

4

9

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

32

5

6

5

[CAT3] Mid-Size Car Ranking

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

2015 Chrylser 200

49

9

8

6

2016 Mazda Mazda6 I Grand Touring

40

5

11

3

2015 Ford Motor Company Fusion Titanium AWD

36

5

7

7

2015 Toyota Camry XSE

35

8

3

5

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T

34

5

5

9

2015 Nissan Altima SL

10

2

0

4

[CAT4] Full-Size Car Ranking

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

107

27

13

0

2015 Toyota Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

94

14

26

0

[CAT5] Mid-Size Luxury Car Ranking

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe AWD Premium

93

19

16

4

2015 Lincoln Motor Company MKZ Black Label AWD

82

14

14

12

2015 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet

66

8

10

22

[CAT6] Full-Size Luxury Car Ranking

Variable

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe

81

16

11

11

2015 Jaguar XJ Long Wheelbase

81

12

20

5

2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum V-8

71

12

8

19

[CAT7] Green Vehicle Ranking

Variable

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Lexus NX 300h

89

21

11

4

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

68

7

19

9

2015 Kia Soul EV Plus

64

10

6

22

[CAT8] Minivan Ranking

Variable

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Toyota Sienna Limited

89

23

10

0

2015 Chrysler Town & Country S

82

12

23

0

[CAT9] Activity Vehicle Ranking

Variable

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT

80

19

7

9

2015 Jeep Renegade Limited

80

14

16

6

2016 Kia Sorento SXL

59

4

14

19

[CAT10] Performance Compact Ranking

Variable

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Volkswagen Golf R

55

13

6

4

2015 Ford Motor Company Focus ST

50

9

9

5

2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue

27

4

5

5

2015 FIAT 500C Abarth Cabrio

20

3

4

3

2015 MINI 4-Door Cooper S Hardtop manual

22

3

4

5

2015 Scion FR-S manual (with TRD options)

21

2

4

7

2015 Honda CR-Z HPD

8

0

2

4

[CAT11] Performance Coupe Ranking

Variable

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

54

13

6

3

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

46

9

6

7

2015 Lexus RC F

40

4

11

6

2015 Ford Motor Company Mustang GT

33

4

5

11

2015 Dodge Challenger

18

1

6

3

2015 BMW 228xi Coupe

16

3

1

5

[CAT12] Performance Sedan Ranking

Variable

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

116

32

10

0

2015 Cadillac CTS VSport TT

91

11

29

0

[CAT13] Performance Utility Ranking

Variable

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

85

16

16

5

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged

78

16

10

10

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG

59

5

12

20

[CAT14] Supercar Ranking

Variable

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Bentley Motors CONTINENTAL GT V8 S CONVERTIBLE

65

15

7

6

2015 Nissan GT-R Premium

58

9

11

9

2015 Dodge Viper GTS

51

6

12

9

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe

50

9

7

9

Best New Feature

Response

Count

Dodge SRT Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine

11 28.9%

Chevrolet 4GLTE

8 21.1%

Lexus New Turbocharged Engine

7 18.4%

Alfa Romeo Monocoque Chassis

6 15.8%

Dodge Performance Pages

4 10.5%

Dodge Challenger Shaker Hood

1 2.6%

Ford Selectable Drive Mode

1 2.6%

Total: 38

Best New Interior

Response

Count

Lincoln Black Label Modern Heritage Theme

12 30.8%

Lexus RC F

9 23.1%

Chrysler 300C Platinum

8 20.5%

Cadillac ATS Complete Interior

3 7.7%

Kia 2016 Sorento Interior

3 7.7%

Lexus NX F SPORT Interior

3 7.7%

2015 Dodge Challenger

1 2.6%

Total: 39

Best Value

Response

Count

Alfa Romeo 4C

13 33.3%

2015 Dodge Charger

11 28.2%

Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

8 20.5%

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

5 12.8%

Ford Focus SE

2 5.1%

Total: 39

[FCOT] Family Car of Texas

Variable

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Toyota Sienna

20

4

2

4

2015 Chrysler 300C

15

3

2

2

2015 Ford Fusion Titanium

15

2

4

1

2015 Toyota Avalon

14

3

2

1

2015 Cadillac CTS Vsport

12

1

3

3

2015 Chrylser 200C

12

3

1

1

2016 Mazda6 I Grand Touring

11

2

1

3

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

10

2

2

0

2015 Chrysler Town & Country

10

1

3

1

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

10

2

1

2

2015 Lexus NX

10

3

0

1

2016 Kia Sorento SXL

9

2

1

1

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

7

1

2

0

2015 Dodge Challenger

5

1

1

0

2015 Toyota Camry

5

1

0

2

2015 Hyundai Sonata

4

1

0

1

2015 Lincoln Motor Company MKZ Black Label

4

1

0

1

2015 Nissan Altima SL

4

0

2

0

2015 Volkswagen Golf R

4

0

1

2

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

3

1

0

0

2015 Bentley Motors CONTINENTAL GT V8 S

3

1

0

0

2015 BMW 228xi Coupe

3

0

1

1

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe

3

1

0

0

2015 Dodge Charger

3

0

1

1

2015 Jaguar XJ

3

1

0

0

2015 Jeep Renegade

3

0

1

1

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

2

0

1

0

2015 Chevrolet Trax

2

0

1

0

2015 Ford Mustang GT

2

0

1

0

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG

2

0

1

0

2015 Nissan GT-R

2

0

1

0

2016 Acura ILX

2

0

0

2

2015 Dodge Viper GTS

1

0

0

1

2015 Ford Focus ST

1

0

0

1

2015 Subaru BRZ

1

0

0

1

[COT] Car of Texas

ariable

1st

2nd

3rd

2015 Chrysler 300C

17

2

5

1

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

16

4

1

2

2015 Lincoln Motor Company MKZ Black Label

16

3

3

1

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe

13

3

1

2

2015 Cadillac CTS Vsport

11

1

3

2

2015 Dodge Charger

10

1

3

1

2015 Nissan GT-R

9

2

1

1

2015 Ford Fusion Titanium

8

2

0

2

2015 Hyundai Sonata

7

2

0

1

2015 Jaguar XJ

7

2

0

1

2015 Lexus NX

7

2

0

1

2015 Bentley Motors CONTINENTAL GT V8 S

6

2

0

0

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

6

1

1

1

2015 Chrylser 200C

6

1

1

1

2015 Ford Mustang GT

6

1

1

1

2015 Volkswagen Golf R

6

0

3

0

2015 BMW 228xi Coupe

5

0

2

1

2015 Dodge Challenger

5

1

0

2

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

5

1

1

0

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe

5

1

0

2

2016 Acura ILX

4

0

1

2

2015 Jeep Renegade

4

1

0

1

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

3

0

1

1

2015 Toyota Avalon

3

1

0

0

2015 Toyota Camry

3

0

1

1

2015 Dodge Viper GTS

2

0

1

0

2016 Kia Sorento SXL

2

0

1

0

2016 Mazda6 I Grand Touring

2

0

0

2

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

1

0

0

1


PAST AUTO ROUNDUP RESULTS

FULL RESULTS

FULL-SIZE LUXURY CAR

Winner: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe

Runner Up: 2015 Jaguar XJ Long Wheelbase


MID-SIZE LUXURY CAR

Winner: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe AWD Premium

Runner Up: 2015 Lincoln Motor Company MKZ Black Label AWD


FULL-SIZE CAR

Winner: 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Runner Up: 2015 Toyota Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited


MID-SIZE CAR

Winner: 2015 Chrylser 200

Runner Up: 2016 Mazda Mazda6 I Grand Touring


COMPACT CAR

Winner: 2015 Ford Motor Company Focus SE

Runner Up: 2016 Acura ILX


SUB-COMPACT CAR

Winner: 2015 Kia Motors America Forte5 SX 

Runner Up: 2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ 

 

PERFORMANCE SEDAN

Winner: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Runner Up: 2015 Cadillac CTS VSport TT


PERFORMANCE COUPE

Winner: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Runner Up: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe


PERFORMANCE COMPACT

Winner: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

Runner Up: 2015 Ford Motor Company Focus ST


SUPERCAR

Winner: 2015 Bentley Motors Continental GT V8 S Convertible 

Runner Up: 2015 Nissan GT-R Premium


ACTIVITY VEHICLE

Winner: 2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT

Runner Up: 2015 Jeep Renegade Limited


PERFORMANCE UTILITY

Winner: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Runner Up: 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged


MINIVAN

Winner: 2015 Toyota Sienna Limited

Runner Up: 2015 Chrysler Town & Country S


GREEN VEHICLE

Winner: 2015 Lexus NX 300h

Runner Up: 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE


BEST NEW FEATURE

Winner: Dodge SRT Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engineChevrolet

4GLTE 


BEST NEW INTERIOR

Winner: Lincoln Black Label Modern Heritage Theme

Runner Up: Lexus RC F



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