If you’re anything like me, I do a lot of research before purchasing a new car. I like to ask around and get my family’s opinion on what they drive and why. I like to look through car magazines and read up on the latest technology and gadgets. Then my final step is to visit Kelley Blue Book and find out which cars have received a Kelly Blue Book Best Buy Award.
I trust Kelley Blue Book because they are the leader in tracking sale prices from wholesale auctions, independent dealers, franchised dealers, rental fleets, financial institution leases, private party transactions, and more. Simply put, they follow a trail of transactions across the country and calculate vehicle values based on pricing data and economic conditions.
Kelley Blue Book 2018 Best Buy Award Winners
Just this week, Kelley Blue Book announced the 2018 Best Buy Award winners. These awards honor the top vehicles in 12 major vehicle categories, as well as an Overall Best Buy of 2018. It took the editorial team nearly a year to evaluate and test more than 300 new-car models available in 2018.
From there, they narrowed down the potential list of winners to a few dozen Best Buy Award contenders in 12 major vehicle categories. Finally, they spent weeks testing and evaluating all the finalists head-to-head to ultimately determine the individual category winners and the overall best buy award.
And here are this year’s winners!
Overall Winner – 2018 Honda Accord
The mid-size sedan segment has long been a sweet spot of needs, wants and value and the totally redesigned 2018 Honda Accord is the most appealing car in the category. The Accord’s storied refinement and resale value advantages remain, but the new model now outclasses the competition in almost every meaningful measure. It also sells for far less than the average new car while providing more features, better fuel economy and a more proven reputation for quality and reliability. Value without compromise is as rare as it is desirable, and it’s why the all-new Honda Accord is their Overall Best Buy for 2018.