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Challenger Wins Top Award in Texas; Pacifica, Giulia Quadrifoglio Pick Up Key Honors


Top Award in Texas, Alfa RomeoThe 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio won Performance Sedan of Texas for a third year in a row

May 1, 2019 - The 2019 Dodge Challenger was named the Car of Texas, the highest award given out by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), at the group’s annual Texas Auto Roundup.

The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio also picked up key honors.

The Challenger won a second overall award as the Performance Car of Texas, in addition to the Performance Coupe of Texas. “Driving enthusiasts in Texas love horsepower, and the Dodge Challenger’s classic muscular lines and monumental power won over our voters,” TAWA President Michael Marrs said.

The Chrysler Pacifica now has recorded four consecutive wins as the Family Car of Texas and Minivan of Texas.

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio won Performance Sedan of Texas for a third year in a row.

2019 Chrysler PacificaThe 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is the best minivan and best family car in Texas, according to the state’s auto writers.

“The Chrysler Pacifica continues to impress our members with its combination of family-friendly features, technology and versatility, while the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio offers Texans both performance and Italian design for an exceptional driving experience,” Marrs said.

TAWA members used local surface roads and an autocross course to evaluate vehicles in side-by-side comparisons. 44 TAWA journalists drove 29 vehicles during the two-day event.

FCA US won the most awards of any manufacturer with the following honors:

Dodge brand

  • Car of Texas: 2019 Dodge Challenger

  • Performance Car of Texas: 2019 Dodge Challenger

  • Performance Coupe of Texas: 2019 Dodge Challenger

Chrysler brand

  • Family Car of Texas: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica

  • Minivan of Texas: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica

Alfa Romeo brand

  • Performance Sedan of Texas: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

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