Top Honors for Toyota at Texas Auto Roundup

April 26th, 2018 by

Toyota stole the spotlight at this year’s Texas Auto Roundup and our Clermont dealership has the inside scoop for you. Toyota took home first place prizes for some of their new Toyota cars including – the 2019 Avalon for best full-size car and best new interior, the 2019 Corolla Hatchback for best compact car, and the 2018 Camry for best mid-size car. Needless to say, it was definitely a successful event.

New Toyota Cars

New Toyotas worthy of first place

How the roundup works

Hosted at the Eagles Canyon Raceway, the roundup included 2 days of in-depth, on-site testing. Over 45 vehicles competed for first in 12 different classes. The cars that participated were evaluated by 50 auto savvy journalists in 5 different categories – exterior, interior, value, performance, and aesthetic appeal.

After multiple test drives and inspections, the journalists unanimously agreed the 3 new Toyotas deserved their first place titles. The awards clearly show that these new Toyota cars are raising the bar in terms of design, tech, and performance. Let’s take a closer look at the top ranking vehicles and what earned them their first place spots.

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Toyota Avalon

For its 2019 model year, the Avalon is sporting some serious upgrades. This Clermont Toyota sedan is the perfect car for someone who wants a classy, sophisticated ride with the tech features of tomorrow. Here are some of its best features:

  • All-new 3.5L V6 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Available 4 cylinder 2.5L hybrid engine with new hybrid battery placement for additional cargo space
  • Adaptive variable suspension
  • 5 driving modes: Normal, ECO, Sport, Sport +, and Custom
  • Sharp, modern exterior design
  • Wood-trim and polished leather interior
  • First Toyota with Apple CarPlay for safe iPhone usage
  • Qi Wireless device charger

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The new take on the Toyota Corolla has everyone talking. From a fresh look to a smoother performance to advanced entertainment features, this new Toyota is not playing around. As we await its arrival at our Clermont dealership, familiarize yourself with the most exciting parts of the remodel:

  • New feather-like feel and steeper seating angle with updated body composition
  • Entirely new front end and grille design with rounded hood nose and a wider, lower wheelbase
  • First Toyota available in new exterior color, Rival Blue
  • Upgraded TNGA 2.0L Dynamic Force Engine with rev-matching transmission
  • Siri Eyes Free System
  • Dynamic Voice Recognition
  • A D-4S fuel injection system

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry has always been popular, but its 2018 transformation made it an absolute must-have! This new Toyota ditched its simple, play-it-safe reputation behind and traded it in for a sleek and sporty one. Check out the major upgrades the Camry is rocking:

  • Sporty exterior build composed of sleek body lines and a low-to-the-ground stance
  • Selection of 2.5L 4-cylinder engine or a 3.5L V6 engine
  • Bird’s Eye View camera equipped with perimeter scan for better tight-space maneuvering
  • 19-in. black machined-finish alloy wheels
  • Strut front suspension and double wishbone style multi-link rear suspension for optimal handling
  • High definition 8-in. multimedia touchscreen
  • Paddle shifters

Head to Toyota of Clermont for a test drive

Dying to test drive the winners? Come to Toyota of Clermont. Find us at 16851 State Road 50 just off the Florida Turnpike.