Kelly Blue Book’s annual “Best Buy Awards” announced

2018 Accord

Kelly Blue Book has announced the winners of their annual Best Buy Awards and if you’ve been paying attention to the industry over the past few years, the results shouldn’t surprise you.

The annual contest pits same model-year cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs against each other to name the top vehicles in 12 categories, as well as an Overall Best Buy. Out of the more than 300 new-car models available for 2018, KBB staff narrowed the list to a few dozen true contenders then test the finalists head-to-head.

Here are the winners:

Overall Winner: 2018 Honda Accord

Small Car: 2018 Honda Civic

Mid-Size Car: 2018 Honda Accord

Full-Size Car: 2018 Chevrolet Impala

Luxury Car: 2018 Audi A5 Sportback

Performance Car: 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

Electric/Hybrid Car: 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Small SUV/Crossover: 2018 Honda CR-V

Mid-Size SUV/Crossover: 2018 Honda Pilot

Full-Size SUV/Crossover: 2018 Ford Expedition

Luxury SUV/Crossover: 2018 Audi Q5

Truck: 2018 Ford F-150

Minivan: 2018 Honda Odyssey

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull
Eileen is the writer of the nationally syndicated column Automotive Minute in The Business Journals, which explores the automotive industry focusing on news, reviews, and interviews. She loves finding out about the business strategy, design, and drivability of vehicles. Eileen is a contributor to U.S. News & World Report Best Cars.