There are a lot of vehicle award programs out there and each one serves it’s own purpose. Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Awards program not only helps new car shoppers find and identify a great car. They also help buyers find the vehicle that provides the best value for the money.
With all the different makes and models of new cars out there, it can be tough, if not downright frustrating to find a vehicle that provides you with everything you’re looking for and not draining your bank account.
Each year, the experts at KBB conduct extensive tests on all the vehicles that qualify for the prestigious award. Data such as ownership costs, test drives, consumer reviews, comparison pricing and expert evaluations all contribute to the ratings process. After this process, only one vehicle in each category can hold the title.
The winner of the 2016 Overall Best Buy Award and the 2016 small car category goes to the tenth-generation 2016 Honda Civic. The Civic has launched itself well ahead of the competition with its turbocharged engine, attention to detail, high quality interior materials and near-perfect drive train. KBB even put in writing, “the Civic has raised the bar for compact cars in general to a new level.”
The Civic was last year’s winner in the small car category also and lost the overall category to the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup. The 2016 Ford F-150 wins the best buy award in the pickup truck category this year with it’s all aluminum body. Offering the best-in-class towing, fuel economy (among gasoline-powered trucks), and payload. The F-150 is the truck to beat, now winning the best buy award in the truck segment two years in a row.
Check out all the other 2016 Best Buy Award Winners on the list below.
Competition Between Dealers Always Gets You the Best Price
When negotiating a new car’s price, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what’s a good price to pay for the vehicle.
I highly recommend using an online referral service such as Ryde Shopper or Motor Trend, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available in the marketplace.
New Car Best Buy Award Winners for 2016
|#||Vehicle Segment||Best Buy Vehicle Winner|
|1||Overall Best Buy for 2016||2016 Honda Civic|
|2||Small Car||2016 Honda Civic|
|3||Midsize Car||2016 Kia Optima|
|4||Full-Size Car||2016 Chevrolet Impala|
|5||Minivan||2016 Honda Odyssey|
|6||Pickup Truck||2016 Ford F-150|
|7||Small SUV||2016 Honda CR-V|
|8||Midsize SUV||2016 Honda Pilot|
|9||Full-Size SUV||2016 Chevrolet Tahoe|
|10||Performance Car||2016 Chevrolet Corvette|
|11||Luxury Car||2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class|
|12||Luxury SUV||2016 Lexus RX|
|13||Hybrid/Electric Car||2016 Chevrolet Volt|