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2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

With hundreds of cars to choose from, finding the right one for you and your life can be overwhelming. We don’t have time to test drive them all or do in-depth research on how they hold up against one another, but I have good news. The Kelley Blue Book experts have done all the work for us and have created the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards for twelve of the most popular vehicle categories!

The 2018 categories range from best small car, mid-size SUV, minivan, best pickup truck and even est performance car, to name just a few. So whichever type of vehicle you’re looking for to match your lifestyle, you’ll find the best of the best.

Wondering what the criteria is? Well experts focus on “best value”- basically the overall price like, what you’ll pay for your new vehicle, what it’ll cost to own and how much you can expect to get back when you sell it. They also factor in things that are less computable like how you feel when you drive a certain car, interior details and technology, and how user-friendly is it for families or daily use. All things combined, Kelley Blue Book goes above and beyond narrowing down the top list, giving you the confidence you need to purchase your next car.

So, let me share with you a few of my personal favorite winners! I was glad to see that the Chevrolet Impala won for Best Full-Size Car and now that I’m a parent, I might need to upgrade to the Full-Size SUV winner the Ford Expedition or even the Best Luxury SUV, the 2018 Audi Q5.

Chevrolet Impala

Ford Expedition

Audi Q5

Although my husband might be more interested in the Electric/Hybrid car winner, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid or the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster as it won for Best Performance Car.

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Porsche 718 Boxster

One of these twelve vehicles was named the best Overall Winner for 2018...the Honda Accord, which won for reasons like its refinement, tech features and fuel economy, resale value, cost of ownership and overall package compared to its competitors. It's that combination of style, functionality, fun-to-drive nature and value that make the 2018 Honda Accord the Overall Best Buy.

Honda Accord

Be sure to check out the entire list of Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Winners for 2018 by visiting and you’ll see why Kelley Blue Book is always paving the way for us to find the right vehicle to match our needs.


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