Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards of 2017
There can only be one king.
Whether you're shopping for a big or small SUV, a midsize sedan, a minivan or a truck, there are too many great choices available to you today. But only one of your choices gets to be the best in its class -- gets to be the king.
Earning the crown
For the annual Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, our job is to turn you on to the smartest purchase you can make in each of 12 vehicle categories. We focus on "best value" in all of its different forms. Obviously, we study what you'll pay for your new car, truck, van or SUV at the outset, what it'll cost to run, and how much of your initial investment you can expect to get back when you sell it. Kelley Blue Book runs these numbers for virtually every vehicle on the road, and nobody has more experience. Beyond that hard data, however, there are other vital elements to honoring a vehicle as a Best Buy. It's how a car makes you feel when you drive it. How your SUV makes you proud when it's parked out front, plus the interior touches and technology that delight you. And it's how a truck or minivan makes it easier for you to load and carry family and freight, and keep them safe. Drawing from decades of expertise, it takes our editors 365 days of driving everything out there and six weeks of intense back-to-back testing to crown the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Winners.
The best of The Best
After our editors select the winners, we go back into the conference room one more time to choose our Overall Best Buy winner. The Overall Best Buy recipient's combination of exceptional quality and value break this winner loose from the vehicle category it occupies and elevate it above the entire market.
Without a doubt, the 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards competition was Game of Thrones fierce. For a deeper behind-the-scenes look at how we came to our Best Buy conclusions, dig in to Jack R. Nerad's "The Making of Best Buys 2017." If you'd rather see which stalwarts repeated their reign and which surprises ascended to become 2017 Best Buy royalty, scroll on and discover what it takes to be The Best.
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