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Consumer Guide 2023 Best Buys

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Kia Leads Popular Brands with Five Awards

Genesis Tops Premium List with Four Best Buys

 Morton Grove, IL. December 6, 2022 – Consumer Guide® Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new-car reviews for 56 years, today announced the recipients of its 2023 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2023, 41 Best Buys have been awarded in 18 classes, providing clear, easy choices for consumers.

Consumer Guide Automotive

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Kia is Consumer Guide’s most awarded brand for 2023—earning an impressive five Best Buy awards.

“Kia has a broad product lineup, offering something in most every category. Our editors named five vehicles from Kia to our Best Buy roster, as we found them to be among the very best in their respective segments,” said Publisher Tom Appel, who led the editors’ selection process for this year’s list.

2023 Consumer Guide Best BuysAmong premium brands, Genesis topped the list, having been awarded four Best Buy trophies for 2023.

Listen to a complete rundown of this year’s Best Buys on an upcoming episode of the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, available for download on all major podcast platforms.

Since 1967, Consumer Guide Automotive’s award-winning editorial team has used a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process to identify the vehicles worthy of serious consideration by consumers. The editors utilize objective criteria, such as price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability records, and resale value, to assess each vehicle.

The key to Consumer Guide Automotive’s annual Best Buy Awards is the careful evaluation of every aspect of each vehicle as it relates to consumers’ real-world driving experience. It is this thoroughness that leads consumers to check Consumer Guide Automotive reviews before buying a new vehicle.

Consumer Guide’s editorial team drives more than 100,000 miles every year evaluating what these vehicles do well—and what they don’t. Whether it is driving through the city, on highways, in rural areas, on long trips, or simply picking up the kids at school, these vehicles are tested in the same way that typical car buyers would use their vehicles.

Complete reviews of the winning vehicles, as well as other pertinent information for in-market car buyers, can be found at consumerguide.com. For a daily dose of automotive news, test-drive reviews, humor, and history, visit the CG Daily Drive blog at blog.consumerguide.com.

For more information, please contact Tom Appel at tom@cgauto.com or by phone at 847-329-5764.

ABOUT CONSUMER GUIDE AUTOMOTIVE

Since 1967, Consumer Guide has published authoritative, objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Consumer Guide’s singular focus is to make car shopping easier for consumers. Consumer Guide editors provide professional, unbiased evaluations of nearly 1500 new and used vehicles as well as expert shopping advice and insightful automotive editorials. Consumer Guide is based in Morton Grove, IL. It is published by Publications International, Ltd.

 

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

 

Subcompact Crossover

 

Hyundai Venue

Venue Limited

Report card for Venue Limited

 

Kia Seltos

2023 Seltos SX

Report card for Seltos SX

 

Kia Soul

2023 Kia Soul

Report card for Soul GT-Line

 

Nissan Kicks

2023 Nissan Kicks

Report card for Kicks SV

 

Premium Subcompact Crossover

 

Volvo XC40

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for XC40 B5 Ultimate

 

Compact Crossover

 

Hyundai Ionq 5

2023 Hyundai Ioniq

Report card for Ioniq 5 Limited AWD

 

Kia EV6

2023 EV6

Report card for EV6 GT-Line AWD

 

Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage 2023 Kia Sportage

Report card for Sportage Hybrid EX

 

Nissan Rogue

Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for Rogue Platinum

 

Premium Compact Crossover

 

Genesis GV60

2023 Best Buys

Report card for GV60 Performance

 

Genesis GV70

2023 Best Buy

Report car for GV70 2.5T Advanced

 

Acura RDX

Best Buys

Report card for RDX A-Spec Advance

 

Midsize Crossover

 

Hyundai Santa Fe

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

Report card for Santa Fe XRT

 

Kia Sorento

Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for Sorento X-Line SX Prestige

 

Toyota Highlander

Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report car for Highlander XSE

 

Toyota Venza

Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for Venza XLE

 

Premium Midsize Crossover

 

Acura MDX

Acura MDX, Best Buy

Report Car for MDX Advance

 

Large SUV

 

Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for Suburban High Country

 

GMC Yukon

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for Yukon XT4

 

Ford Expedition

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for Expedition Timberline

 

Premium Large SUV

 

Cadillac Escalade

Consumer Guide Best Buys 2023

Report Card for Escalade Premium Luxury Platinum

 

Lincoln Navigator

Consumer Guide Best Buys 2023

Report card for Navigator Black Label

 

Compact Car

 

Honda Civic

2023 COnsumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for Civic Touring Sedan

 

Nissan Versa

Consumer Guide Best Buys for 2023

Report card for Versa SR

 

Toyota Corolla

Consumer Guide Best Buys for 2023

Report card for SE

Premium Compact Car

 

Genesis G70

Consumer Guide Best Buys for 2023

Report card for 3.3T Sport Advanced

 

Midsize Car

 

Subaru Outback

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys, Outback

Report card for Wilderness

 

Toyota Camry

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys, Camry

Report card for Hybrid XSE

 

Premium Midsize Car

 

Acura TLX

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for TLX SH-AWD Advance

 

Cadillac CT5

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for CT5 Premium Luxury AWD

 

Lexus ES

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for ES 250 AWD F Sport

 

Premium Large Car

 

Genesis G90

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for G90 3.5T E-Supercharger AWD

 

Sporty/Performance Car

 

Mazda MX-5 Miata

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

 

Premium Sporty/Performance Car

 

Chevrolet Corvette

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for Corvette Stingray Coupe 2LT

Minivan

 

Chrysler Pacifica

2023 Pacifica Hybrid Pinnacle

Report card for Pacifica Hybrid Pinnacle

 

Compact Pickup Truck

 

Ford Maverick

2023 Ford Maverick

Report card for Maverick XLT (turbo)

 

Honda Ridgeline

2023 Honda Ridgeline

Report card for Pilot Sport with HPD Package

 

Nissan Frontier

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for Frontier PRO-4X

 

Large Pickup Truck

 

Ford F-150

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for F-150 XLT 4X4 PowerBoost

 

F-150 Lighting

Consumer Guide Best Buys

Report card for F-150 Lightning Platinum

 

Ram 1500

 

2023 Ram 1500, Best Buy

Report card for Ram Limited EcoDiesel

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Meet the 2022 Consumer Guide Best Buys

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

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