2024 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:
The Toyota Prius is an automotive Cinderella. With this all-new generation, it has evolved from smart, practical transportation to become one of the sleekest cars on the road, all while increasing its power and efficiency.
Honda has perfected the compact car formula, which explains how the Civic has made our Compact Car Best Buy list nine out of 10 times. Regarding the features, pricing, and dependability small car buyers demand, the Civic dutifully checks all the right boxes. And as small cars go, the Civic is a delight.
The Honda Accord is a comfortable and refined 5-seater that backs up its fun driving manners with excellent practicality, a roomy interior, a huge trunk, outstanding resale values, and a broad variety of trim levels, four of which are super fuel-efficient hybrids.
Bigger, more refined, and a better value than ever before, the Hyundai Kona offers a stunning amount of tech, safety, and convenience features for its ultra-low starting price.
The Honda CR-V isn’t just the cream of the crop in compact SUVs, it’s among the most recommendable vehicles bar none. Fresh off a complete redesign last year, the CR-V combines exceptional practicality, satisfying driving dynamics, and a proven reputation for reliability and resale value.
There are several great contenders in the Midsize SUV class and we had long conversations exploring all their various virtues. But we couldn’t get away from the obvious and logical conclusion — the Telluride is too good to be toppled.
The Kia Telluride does everything a midsize SUV has to do, and does it well. Factor in all the features for the price and the Telluride looks even more attractive.
The 2024 Ford Expedition boasts refined driving manners, a comfortable ride, and impressive fuel economy (for its size) – two things you would not expect from a full-size SUV. The Expedition can also tow up to 9,300 pounds, and seat up to eight people in its modern, cavernous interior.
Compact Pickup Truck:
Ford didn’t invent the compact pickup; they just reminded everyone how much Americans missed having the option. The 2024 Ford Maverick provides light-duty pickup goodness in an attractive package with multiple personalities. Its compact size easily slips into parking spaces often too small for a full-size truck, and its lower ride height means loading the bed doesn’t require body-builder-size arms.
Midsize Pickup Truck:
With this all-new generation of the Tacoma, Toyota has seamlessly blended refinement, comfort, and excellent road manners with tough-truck capability and incredible power. And even though the truck is completely new for 2024, it still has that familiar Toyota feel.
Full-Size Pickup Truck:
Ford loads up the 2024 Ford F-150 with technology while electrifying the lineup with a hybrid and fully electric model. Amid this transformation, Ford continues to exceed buyers’ expectations. Whether it’s a basic work truck, an opulent people mover, a capable off-roader, or something in between, Ford offers an F-150 to do the job.
There is good reason Kelley Blue Book is naming the 2024 F-150 a Best Buy Award winner among full-size trucks for the 10th consecutive year: Year after year, it sets the bar for capability, fuel economy, and technology.
Ford F-150 Lightning
The electric pickup truck segment is still relatively new but growing yearly. The all-electric version of the perennially best-selling Ford F-Series is a great buy for its reasonable pricing, impressive range, and advanced tech features.
We like the swoopy, stylish exterior of the Sienna, but when it comes to minivans, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The Toyota Sienna’s interior is an excellent execution of the “living room on wheels” characteristic that families love.
The Sienna has three spacious rows of seats, plenty of cargo space, and options like second-row captain’s chairs with built-in ottomans, hands-free power sliding doors, and the Driver Easy Speak intercom system.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 blends technology, practicality, and value in an electric vehicle that feels at once futuristic yet approachable.
3-Row Electric Vehicle:
The Kia EV9 is a roomy and practical 3-row midsize SUV that’s also boldly styled, enjoyable to drive and 100% electric. The first 7-passenger electric vehicle from a mainstream automaker, the thoroughly impressive EV9 is rated for up to 304 miles of range and can absorb almost 150 miles worth of electricity in just 15 minutes. Kia’s latest winner promises to enjoy a good run as the coolest car at the soccer fields.
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Past Best Buy Awards
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