Toyota's latest compact, midsize and full size automobiles earn awards. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – April 18, 2018 2018 Toyota Camry Eagles Canyon Raceway in Decatur, Texas -- This past weekend, almost 50 Texas Auto Writers Association Journalists were on hand to slice and dice almost 50 new vehicles in order to discern which is the best within its competitive segment. From the events scoring results, Toyota took home first-place spots in the full size segment with the brands all-new 2019 Avalon, compact 2019 Corolla Hatch, and midsize 2018 Camry. The 2019 Avalon also won TAWA’s award for Best New Interior. The TAWA journalists were evaluating five key attributes including exterior, interior, performance, value, and personal appeal. The 2019 Corolla Hatch in SE or XSE trims is already making an impression from my time with both in San Diego earlier this week. 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatch Short Lead Standard features include Entune 3.0 with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Connectivity, 4-wheel independent sport-tuned suspension, TNGA platform, and the first North American application of Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, Corolla Hatch provides utility, practicality, and style. 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatch The 2018 Toyota Camry, also built upon a TNGA platform, double-wishbone multi-link rear end, and stylish design, has a profile that offers improved aerodynamics, a lower center of gravity, and a more rigid body, over its predecessor. A number of new noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) countermeasures including sound-absorbing insulation in the hood and upper and lower fender separator, as well as foam/vibration dampening materials throughout the vehicle provide the quiet ride of a much more expensive automobile. Soft touch and premium materials encompass all surfaces of the cabin. 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2019 Avalon Touring: Designed and Assembled in the U.S.A., new TNGA K Sedan Platform with Multi-Link Rear Suspension and optional Toyota-First Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), Standard Entune 3.0 with WiFi Hotspot, Qi Wireless Charging, Toyota Remote Connect with Smartwatch and Amazon Alexa Connectivity, and Apple CarPlay, and Standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2019 Corolla Hatchback: New TNGA 2.0L I4 mated to a 6-speed iMT MT, and Dynamic-Shift CVT, new TNGA platform with sport-tuned suspension, standard Entune 3.0 Audio with 8" touchscreen, Wi-Fi Connect, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay. It will be the first North American Toyota with standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. 2018 Camry: Aggressive exterior and low CG, Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with JBL and Clari-Fi, Connected Navigation Scout and App Suite w/ 8" touch-screen, Qi wireless smartphone charging, 10-in Color Heads-Up Display, 7-in TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable settings and Standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P).