With more than 350 automotive models available in the marketplace and new nameplates being introduced each year, the process of choosing a new car can be overwhelming. To provide shoppers with helpful, bite-sized lists they can use to start their new-car research with confidence, the editors at Kelley Blue Book have named the 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2019 and the 10 Most Awarded Brands of 2019.
Kelley Blue Book’s experts recently sorted through the winners from all of the company’s 2019 awards programs, compiling lists of the vehicles and brands that were recognized most often this year. Kelley Blue Book’s major annual awards programs include the Best Buy Awards, Best Auto Tech Awards, Best Resale Value Awards, 5-Year Cost to Own Awards and Brand Image Awards. In addition, the various car accolade lists created by Kelley Blue Book’s editorial staff this year – including the 10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000, Best Family Cars, 10 Best SUVs Under $30,000, and many more – also were factored into the final count.
“Kelley Blue Book’s expert editors drive and review nearly every new car on the road each year, so we have an abundance of knowledge that fuels our editorial awards and accolades, while our analysts evaluate tremendous amounts of data to help determine which vehicles make the cut for Kelley Blue Book’s awards,” said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. “Kelley Blue Book’s Most Awarded Car for 2019 is the Jeep Wrangler, a recently redesigned icon and perennial favorite that excels in many categories, while Honda leads as the Most Awarded Brand for 2019.”