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The anniversary Best Buy Awards are bent based on a year-long dieting of able agent appraisal and testing of about every new agent accessible in the U.S., forth with assay of a broad array of vehicle-related data, including agent pricing, 5-Year Cost to Own data—which includes depreciation, insurance, maintenance, financing, fuel, fees and taxes for new cars—consumer reviews and ratings and agent sales information. To be advised for Kelley Blue Book’s highest accolade, Best New Model, the agent allegation be an all-new or redesigned vehicle and offer a able amount hypothesis to consumers based on pricing, innovation, and accessible accepted technology and assurance features.
2021 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Winners
Best New Model: 2021 Kia Seltos The 2021 Kia Seltos has become the new criterion in the auto SUV segment. The Seltos is abounding of surprises, starting with its stylish, aesthetic interior. Not alone is the Seltos accessible with class-above accessibility and connectivity appearance like a 10.25-inch blow awning with aeronautics and Bose exceptional audio, but there is affluence of rear-seat legroom, alike for alpine passengers.
Compact Car: 2021 Hyundai Elantra In a boxy segment, the all-new Elantra has appear out on top. How? Hyundai has brought the clarification and affection of its above ancestors (the Sonata and the Palisade SUV appear to mind) into the branch of the bunched sedan. In accession to a stout anatomy and adorable styling, the new Elantra boasts accomplished active amenities and a thoroughly avant-garde interior.
Midsize Car: 2021 Honda Accord The Honda Accord continues to angle out for its ample cabin, decidedly the rear seat, ample trunk, and avant-garde powertrains, including a amalgam that delivers up to 48 mpg. The Accord is the complete package, from its affordable amount through to its commonly aerial resale value.
Subcompact SUV: 2021 Kia Seltos The all-new 2021 Kia Seltos is this year’s winner, acknowledgment to its absorbing agenda of avant-garde tech, a best of two accomplished engines, and arresting acceptable looks. It additionally has affluence of amplitude – boasting best-in-class burden breadth and accomplished rear-seat legroom.
Compact SUV: 2021 Toyota RAV4 No amount which RAV4 you choose, they accept article in common: Easy amenities and abundant practicality. The RAV4 is a affable accomplice in both the burghal and beyond. Non amalgam models use a well-matched 8-speed automated manual that feels added accustomed than the CVTs of competitors.
Midsize SUV – Two-Row: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe The Hyundai Santa Fe was all new aloof two years ago and already an accomplished best amid 2-row/5-passenger midsize SUVs, accepted by its Best Buy Award win aftermost year. But for 2021, Hyundai has fabricated it alike bigger with cogent revisions.
Midsize SUV – Three Row: 2021 Kia Telluride The 2021 Kia Telluride is our Best Buy not aloof because of all the accretion and whistles accessible here, but that abounding of these appearance appear with such an affordable amount tag. The abject amount for the Telluride is beneath the boilerplate transaction amount of all new vehicles, which is appealing arresting back you accede the admeasurement of the Telluride and the chic in which it competes.
Full-Size SUV: 2021 Ford Expedition The 2021 Ford Expedition continues with a accurate blueprint based on a asperous ladder anatomy with absolute rear suspension. As such, the big aluminum-bodied Ford shines as a adequate truck-based ancestors hauler that’s at home in the circadian bullwork or back accomplishing assignment like towing a bivouac to a campsite.
Pickup Barter – Midsize: 2021 Toyota Tacoma The tough, asperous Toyota Tacoma is congenital to last. Alike as newer models accept accustomed on the scene, the Tacoma charcoal a favorite, acknowledgment to its reliability, accomplished resale value, and advanced ambit of models advised to clothing the needs of aloof about every midsize barter buyer.
Pickup Barter – Full-Size: 2021 Ford F-150 The Ford F-150 has been a Best Buy Award champ seven years in a row, blockage in this top atom because it continues to beforehand the full-size barter segment. New for 2021, the F-150 has best-in-class towing and burden capacity. It additionally offers the alone abounding amalgam powertrain accessible in a pickup, with 430 application and added than 700 afar of range.
Minivan: 2021 Toyota Sienna The 2021 Toyota Sienna assumes the acme this year on the backbone of its new design, accepted amalgam powertrain that racks up some absorbing mileage, accessible all-wheel drive, and the abundance and adaptability of its interior. Above the automated changes, Toyota additionally boasts a acceptable clue almanac back it comes to quality, believability and solid resale amount at the end of your affairs experience.
Electric Vehicle: 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai’s abstruse is that it managed to accomplish it simple to balloon that you were active an electric car. The Hyundai Kona Electric is absolutely a active little ute with instant-on dispatch that allows you to ablaze up the advanced tires about at will. The blow of the time, while commuting, shopping, branch into the big burghal at the end of the day to see a drive-in movie, or aloof canoeing forth the bank for a few hours, you’ll acquisition yourself absolutely satisfied.
Plug-in Amalgam Vehicle: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime With the aggregate of the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder agent and tri-motor bureaucracy blockage in with a absolute of 302 horsepower, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime sprints to a actual absorbing zero-to-60-mph time of aloof 5.7 seconds. Back you brace that accuracy with the little SUV’s ammunition abridgement of 40 mpg in burghal active and 40 mpg on the highway, you’ve got an AWD “performance” SUV that can additionally booty you appear 600 afar with a abounding allegation and a abounding catchbasin of gas.
Luxury Car: 2021 Lexus ES The 2021 Lexus ES continues to action a alloy of affected styling, a high-quality interior, aesthetic alley manners, and appraisement that makes it a amount in a articulation breadth the antagonism is alone accepting stiffer. There are affluence of choices amid affluence 4-door models, alike as the accumulation bazaar midsize auto aggressive set continues to shrink.
Subcompact Affluence SUV: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA At a time back this articulation is hotter than ever, Mercedes committed itself to accomplishing abundant things at the access level, replacing the old GLA with a archetypal that’s shorter, but roomier, and arranged appearance and substance. The new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA strikes a avant-garde attending that is added SUV than ever, while still lathering lots of Mercedes-Benz breeding and ability.
Compact Affluence SUV: 2021 Audi Q5 The 2021 Audi Q5 has the appurtenances to amuse a advanced array of buyers. Whether you admiration avant-garde technology, abundant assurance systems, agreeable active amenities or all-around acumen – all ample in the exceptional acquaintance accepted in an Audi – the Q5 delivers.
Midsize Affluence SUV: 2021 Genesis GV80 The GV80 is the aboriginal SUV from Genesis, and it’s a big hit. This 2- or 3-row SUV exudes breeding central and out, and its outstanding anatomy blends accomplished circadian ride abundance with abundant accord on ambagious roads. Accessible with a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder agent or a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, the rear- or all-wheel-drive GV80 additionally has a able-bodied infotainment arrangement (with a 14.5-inch touchscreen) and a absolute accepted assurance apartment that includes automated emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. All that, added a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
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