2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards: The Nominees


Kelley Blue Book Best Buys of 2016

We didn’t create our annual Best Buy Awards because the world needed yet another automotive award, we did it because new-car shoppers like you needed a more helpful award.

In mid-November we’ll announce the second annual Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winners. Highlighting standouts in each of 12 popular vehicle categories, our Best Buy Awards provide valuable guidance whether you’re shopping for a compact car, a full-size truck or just about anything in between. Not every Best Buy Award winner is the right choice for every segment shopper, but each is a smart, solid recommendation that provides a confident foundation on which to conduct a successful car search.

This year we’re testing the 49 new-car nominees listed below, driving them back to back and comparing everything from ride quality and legroom to safety ratings and 5-year cost to own data. For our truck testing, we’re also towing and hauling thousands of pounds.

Which of last year’s winners will defend their titles and which newcomers will earn top spots? We’re excited to find out, and just as eager to let you know.