Earlier today, TAWA finished its annual Spring Roundup, and announced award winners in seven categories after reviewing 50 vehicles.
Family Car of Texas: 2011 Dodge Journey
The 2011 Dodge Journey is the “Swiss army knife” of family transportation, designed with loads of features families appreciate. Examples include a new, well-crafted interior, versatile seven-passenger seating and storage options and abundant safety features.
Journey also offers clever features that make family time on the road more enjoyable -- like the new high-tech entertainment Uconnect Touch 8.4 infotainment screen.
For 2011, the Journey also offers a new world-class powertrain, the available 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 paired with a six-speed transmission to deliver 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and excellent fuel economy of up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
You can access more images of the 2011 Dodge Journey on the Chrysler media website.
Best New Design and Best Value: 2012 Fiat 500
The Fiat 500 was the only vehicle to receive two awards at the annual TAWA Spring Roundup. The Fiat 500 features iconic Italian style, inspired by the original 1957 Fiat Cinquecento, and is the perfect combination of form and function with more than a half-million ways for customers to configure their own.
With a starting price of $15,500, the Fiat 500 offers unique design, technology and fuel efficiency at a very affordable price. Every Fiat 500 also is loaded with standard features such as seven air bags, electronic stability control and tire pressure monitoring, and it comes with a standard four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, four years of unlimited roadside assistance and a three-year/36,000-mile maintenance program that includes wear-and-tear items.
You can check out more images of the 2012 Fiat 500 on the Chrysler media site.