KBB: Top 2016 Best Buy Award Finalists

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Kelley Blue Book is it at it again, releasing its list of Top 2016 Best Buy Award finalists. They’ll go head to head in each category and a final winner will be announced in November.  Basically, KBB editors narrowed down a list of 300 new 2016 models down to 49. They picked the finalists after evaluating them all year-long.

KBB looked at things like overall vehicle quality and value,  5-Year Cost-to-Own data (which includes depreciation, insurance, maintenance, financing, fuel, fees and taxes for new cars), consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales/retail sales information.

“At Kelley Blue Book, everything we do is designed to help car shoppers make smart decisions, and the Best Buy Awards program is the culmination of a wide variety of data and expert vehicle evaluation efforts throughout the company,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.  “While at the conclusion of the testing and evaluation period only 12 prestigious models will be deemed 2016 winners, it is a very high honor for a vehicle to be chosen as a finalist for these prominent awards.  The automakers represented among this year’s finalists offer car buyers with top-notch vehicle choices.”

Here are the finalists in each category:

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 e-Golf

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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