2022 Kelley Blue Book® Best Buy Awards
Congratulations to this year’s Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards winners! Our annual awards are among the most coveted in the industry because they’re among the most valued by car shoppers.
- Best New Model:
2022 Ford Maverick
The Ford Maverick’s appeal goes far beyond that of people looking for a truck. In fact, its sub-$20,000 starting price, estimated 40 mpg fuel economy, and wide range of tech and safety features will catch the eye of anyone looking for a capable, versatile vehicle that offers terrific value.
- Compact Car:
2022 Honda Civic
All-new for 2022, the Honda Civic sedan and hatchback fulfill every need — and most of the wishes — of today’s compact-car buyer. Whether you need a first-class commuter car or a stylish performance hatchback, the Civic delivers for an affordable price at a Honda level of reliability.
- Midsize Car:
2022 Honda Accord
The Honda Accord continues to stand out for its roomy cabin, particularly the rear seat, large trunk, and advanced powertrains, including a hybrid that delivers up to 48 mpg. The Accord is the complete package, from its affordable price through to its traditionally high resale value.
- Subcompact SUV:
2022 Kia Seltos
The stylish 2022 Kia Seltos has a spacious upscale interior with modern tech, safety, and class-leading cargo room, all at a reasonable price. And for the second year in a row, it is Kelley Blue Book’s Subcompact SUV Best Buy.
- Compact SUV:
2022 Toyota RAV4
With its broad lineup and excellent practicality, not to mention its extensive features, solid construction and good safety suite, the fuel-efficient and durable Toyota RAV4 has earned a Best Buy Award as the top Compact SUV for 2022.
- Midsize SUV – Two-Row:
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe
The secret to the Santa Fe’s success? General excellence. In other words, the Santa Fe shines in a broad variety of categories. It drives well, it looks great, it exudes quality and feels more expensive than it is. What’s more, this Hyundai has a fantastic warranty, and it extends well beyond being just a single model – it’s sold in 11 trim levels and with four different powertrains, including an impressive new Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV).
- Midsize SUV – Three-Row:
2022 Kia Telluride
The 2022 Kia Telluride is as good-looking in its sheet metal as it is on paper. Base front-wheel-drive models start under $33,000, and that’s for a family-friendly SUV that looks as at home at an expensive country club as it does in a suburban driveway.
- Full-Size SUV:
2022 Ford Expedition
The Ford Expedition has earned Kelley Blue Book’s Best Full-Size SUV Best Buy Award for five years in a row because it’s a comfortable, refined, full-size 8-passenger SUV that offers excellent towing and off-road capability. Significant updates for 2022 make the Expedition even better.
- Best Compact Truck:
2022 Ford Maverick
The all-new Ford Maverick uses modern tech to revive a segment that has been sorely missed: that of the capable, fuel-efficient, super affordable compact truck. The Maverick’s sub-$20,000 starting price makes it easy to get into, and its base hybrid engine will save you money every time you fill the tank.
- Pickup Truck – Midsize:
2022 Toyota Tacoma
The tough, capable, reliable Toyota Tacoma is a terrific choice if you are looking for a midsize truck for towing and hauling, off-road adventures, or as a pleasant ride around town. A wide range of trim levels and multiple engine and transmission options let you choose the right Tacoma for your needs.
- Pickup Truck – Full Size:
2022 Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 has best-in-class towing and payload capacity, and it is known for smart, intuitive work solutions. The F-150 also is tops when it comes to innovation, with no-compromise hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as the availability of an on-board generator.
2022 Toyota Sienna
When it comes to buying a minivan, there are solid choices out there – but for our money, Toyota has the Sienna so dialed in, it’s tough to beat. For its interior utility, comfort and functionality, to the standard tech and safety features, to its fuel-miser hybrid powertrain, the Sienna checks off so many boxes and tops our list as the 2022 Minivan Best Buy.
- Electric Vehicle:
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Driving the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E makes you believe in Ford’s commitment to an electric future. It offers an engaging balance of great performance, fresh style, and modern tech that no other mainstream EV can approach.
- Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle:
2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime
Combining 302 horsepower, 40-mpg capability, and full-time all-wheel drive makes the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime hard to beat. Well-equipped and starting at about $40,000, the RAV4 Prime is a gasoline/electric plug-in hybrid offering 42 miles of pure-EV range and 600 miles of travel with every fill-up.
- Luxury Car:
2022 Lexus ES
For buyers seeking the experience that only can be had in a sleek executive sedan, no other car can match the Lexus ES with its blend of premium amenities, technology, advanced safety features and overall value. It’s been this way for years – this is the fourth year in a row the Lexus ES has been crowned the Kelley Blue Book Luxury Car Best Buy.
- Subcompact Luxury SUV:
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA is proof that even the smallest and least-expensive SUV in the German luxury automaker’s stable is, well, still a Mercedes-Benz. And by that, we mean it has the features, driving manners, safety and technology that buyers – even buyers on a more limited budget – expect from a Mercedes. Despite a growing cadre of competitors in the subcompact luxury SUV realm, the GLA retains its Best Buy crown for a second year straight.
- Compact Luxury SUV:
2022 Genesis GV70
The 2022 Genesis GV70 packs a lot of value into a stylish and sporty package, loaded with technology and safety features, plus an excellent warranty. It’s no wonder the GV70 has claimed the title of the Best Buy Compact Luxury SUV of 2022.
- Midsize Luxury SUV:
2022 Genesis GV80
In its repeat performance, Genesis demonstrates that it has set the bar high in the class in terms of design, interior comfort, build quality and performance. From its striking design to its choice of two powertrains, the 2022 Genesis GV80 delivers on many counts, all at a price that has its rivals scratching their collective heads.
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Past Best Buy Awards
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