Kelley Blue Book Names 2016 Car Best Buy Award Finalists

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I always seek out as much help as I can get when making purchases, but this is even more vital when you’re talking about something as important as a car. It’s a massive purchase, one of the most expensive you will make in your life (unless you’re a high roller with 6 houses, a plane, and a yacht). This is not something to be taken lightly for the average person.

Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation source trusted by both consumers and the automotive industry, announced the Finalists for its 2016 Best Buy Awards, which will honor the top new model-year vehicle choices available in the U.S. The premier awards program is designed to help new-car buyers with the sometimes overwhelming task of identifying the best new car for them.

The 2016 Best Buy Awards Finalist models were chosen after a year of rigorous testing of nearly every new model vehicle in America. The 49 vehicles below represent the best in overall quality and value, based both on proprietary Kelley Blue Book metrics and the expert evaluations of the editorial staff.

It’s amazing that it’s so comprehensive. This is a great reference to have when you are ready to take the leap and make that big, potentially life changing, purchase.

So, how did all the car makers do?

Toyota leads the pack with a total of eight nominations, followed by Chevrolet with seven and Honda with six cars in the mix. The winners in each category and an overall winner will be announced in November. We’ll be sure to reach out with results.

Additionally, in support of this year’s Best Buy Awards, don’t forget to check out the new “Tested & Recommended” section, which includes two hilarious new videos – Legroom and Payload – showing reviewers meticulously testing one feature of a new truck to an absurd extent.

2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Finalists

Small Car

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Hyundai Elantra

2016 Scion iM

2016 Subaru Impreza

2016 Toyota Corolla


Midsize Car

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Kia Optima

2016 Mazda MAZDA6

2016 Toyota Camry

Full-Size Car

2016 Chevrolet Impala

2016 Chrysler 300

2016 Hyundai Genesis

2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Toyota Avalon

Small SUV

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Mazda CX-3

Midsize SUV

2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Toyota Highlander


Full-Size SUV

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

2016 Ford Expedition

2016 Toyota Sequoia



2016 Honda Odyssey

2016 Kia Sedona

2016 Toyota Sienna


Pickup Truck

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Ford F-150

2016 Nissan Titan

2016 Toyota Tacoma





Performance Car

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevrolet Corvette

2016 Ford GT350

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016 Scion FR-S


Electric/Hybrid Car

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Toyota Mirai

2016 Volkswagen eGolf

Luxury Car

2016 Acura ILX

2016 Lexus GS

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Luxury SUV

2016 Acura MDX

2016 Lexus RX

2016 Lincoln MKX

2016 Volvo XC90


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