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Best Cars to Buy for 2017

November 17, 2016

This week, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) released the results of their Best Buy Awards for 2017.

The awards pick the best vehicle in 12 different categories, based on costs, value, performance, and ease-of-use. The awards are judged by editors that get to see and test virtually every vehicle on the market. Check out the full results below.

As always, if you're shopping for a new car right now, I recommend you use TrueCar and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see the best deals being offered in your area.

AwardVehicle
Overall Best Buy2017 Honda Civic
Small Car2017 Honda Civic
Midsize Car2017 Honda Accord
Full-Size Car2017 Chevrolet Impala
Small SUV2017 Kia Sportage
Midsize SUV2017 Honda Pilot
Full-Size SUV2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
Minivan2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Pickup Truck2017 Ford F-150
Electric/Hybrid2017 Toyota Prius Prime
Performance Car2017 Porsche 718 Boxster
Luxury Car2017 Audi A4
Luxury SUV2017 Mercedes GLC

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

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About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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