It’s that time of year again—and we’re glad, because we like a good list. But what we like most of all? A great list from a unimpeachable source. Hence, we bring to you three of our top favorites in the 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards List, in the categories you care about.
Best Small SUV: 2018 Honda CR-V
The small SUV is king of the highway, and the Honda CR-V is white hot. So we wouldn’t be doing our job if it didn’t make it into our top three picks from the 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards List.
What makes the CR-V such a stellar driving machine is that despite it’s small stature, it all also offers outstanding room inside, and comfort, along with the power of a turbocharged engine. Folding down the seats is super easy, and produces an impressive 75 cubic feet. Obviously, this is a plus for busy college students, active moms, social teenagers, and all of us who transport lots of stuff. The Honda Sensing safety suite keeps us safe on the roads, and the included and available technology ensures we never miss an important message or event. Fuel economy is also impressive, as you should expect base front wheel drive models to deliver around 34 mpg** on the highway.
The Honda CR-V MSRP starts at $24,150*
Visit your local AutoNation Honda dealership to compare 2018 Honda CR-V trim levels and set up a test drive.
Best Pickup Truck: 2018 Ford F-150
What makes the Ford F-150 win year after year? Well, a lot of things. But one of the things which demonstrates how much development Ford puts into its legendary truck is its aluminum construction. Now, you may recall some advertisements last year that stirred up a bit of controversy due. And that’s all well and good—the Ford-Chevy rivalry is one of the most storied in the automotive world. But that doesn’t change the fact that at the end of the day, consumers flock to the F-150.
One of the things which makes it so great is the sheer number of configurations available. From the casual hauler to the entrepreneur who needs a reliable remote office, there’s an F-150 for everyone. For those who don’t want the 5.0-liter V-8, there are several EcoBoost V-6 options, along with a naturally aspirated six-pot. All are paired with Ford’s class-leading 10-speed automatic transmission.
Of course, there are also a slew of high-tech options to ensure you’re optimizing every minute of your ride. With the F-150, Ford makes the work day fun.
The Ford F-150 MSRP starts at $27,380*
Visit your local AutoNation Ford dealership to compare 2018 Ford F-150 trim levels and set up a test drive.
Overall Best Vehicle: 2018 Honda Accord
Next on our recap of 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards List is the vehicle that steals the show—the Honda Accord. The redesign has been very well received, and a bevy of driver aids, high-quality infotainment, and new turbocharged engines, are all part of why the 2018 Honda Accord succeeds. Even base models get features like the Honda Sensing safety suite (including adaptive cruise and lane keeping assist), LED headlights, and a class-leading fuel economy. The Accord EX ups the ante, with Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility, heated front seats, blind spot and rear traffic monitoring, a moonroof and an eight-inch touchscreen. Savvy shoppers will recognize these features are often found on high-end luxury vehicles, yet Honda makes them available at a price that won’t break the bank.
The Honda Accord LX MSRP starts at $23,570* and the Honda Accord EX MSRP starts at $27,470*
Visit your local AutoNation Honda dealership to compare 2018 Honda Accord trim levels and set up a test drive.
* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**Based on EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.