Best Cars to Buy for 2017
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.
|Overall Best Buy||2017 Honda Civic|
|Small Car||2017 Honda Civic|
|Midsize Car||2017 Honda Accord|
|Full-Size Car||2017 Chevrolet Impala|
|Small SUV||2017 Kia Sportage|
|Midsize SUV||2017 Honda Pilot|
|Full-Size SUV||2017 Chevrolet Tahoe|
|Minivan||2017 Chrysler Pacifica|
|Pickup Truck||2017 Ford F-150|
|Electric/Hybrid||2017 Toyota Prius Prime|
|Performance Car||2017 Porsche 718 Boxster|
|Luxury Car||2017 Audi A4|
|Luxury SUV||2017 Mercedes GLC|
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid