KBB's 10 Most Awarded Cars
This week, KBB released their top 10 most awarded cars and brands for 2017. Out of 350 new cars to choose from, these are considered to be the most exceptional.
If you're in the market for a new car and want a good starting point of which vehicles to consider, check out the tables below.
Top 10 Most Awarded Cars for 2017
|Rank||Year||Make||Model||Sample Editorial Comments|
|1||2017||Honda||Accord||The Accord earned the most accolades for 2017, and the variety of other awards it won call out the sedan's strong suits: it's a 5-Year Cost to Own standout, one of the 10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000, and it's one of our Best Family Sedans.|
|2||2017||Honda||Civic||The Civic has been our Small Car Best Buy winner every year since the award's inception, and repeated as the Overall Best Buy for 2017. It's also lauded for its tech features, as one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000, and for its status as an appealing family sedan.|
|3||2017||Jeep||Wrangler||The Wrangler's soft-top and trail-ready nature made it a shoo-in for the 10 Most Fun SUVs as well as one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000. But it also appeals to the practical side, earning two Best Resale Value awards as well as a spot on the 5-Year Cost to Own Award list.|
|4||2017||Hyundai||Sonata||The Sonata is a compelling alternative to popular choices like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. In 2017, this past Best Buy Award winner earned praise as one of the 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 and one of the 10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000.|
|5||2017||Kia||Optima||The sporty, stylish sedan was named one of our 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 and one of our Best Family Sedans. The Optima's hybrid variants were also recognized, as both the Hybrid and the Plug-in Hybrid were among the best hybrids under $40,000.|
|6||2017||Toyota||Prius / Prius Prime||Toyota's newest-generation hybrid (Prius) and plug-in hybrid (Prius Prime) have been named as the Best Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Cars Under $40,000, and earned 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. The Prius Prime is also a 2017 Best Buy Award winner.|
|7||2017||Chevrolet||Impala||The Impala is a three-time Best Buy award winner, one of this year's Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000, one of our Best Family Sedans and offers impressive 5-Year Cost to Own numbers.|
|8||2017||Kia||Sportage||The Sportage is this year's Small SUV Best Buy for many reasons, including value, practicality, style and an excellent warranty. These aspects of the Sportage also earned it a spot on our 12 Best Family Cars list, and made it one of the 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000.|
|9||2017||Honda||CR-V||The CR-V is a frequent award-winner and now has even more accolades for its collection, including being chosen as one of KBB's 12 Best Family Cars, one of our 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 and one of the 10 Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Under $25,000.|
|10||2017||Subaru||Impreza||This year, the Impreza is one of the 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000, a Best Resale Value Award winner and was named one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000.|
Most Awarded Brands
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