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Meet the 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.



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.

Among 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 For a daily dose of automotive news, test-drive reviews, humor, and history, visit the CG Daily Drive blog at

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


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 Crossovers


Hyundai Venue

Report card for Venue Limited


Kia Seltos

Report card for Seltos SX


Kia Soul

Report card for Soul GT-Line


Nissan Kicks

Report card for Kicks SV


Premium Subcompact Crossovers


Volvo XC40

Report card for XC40 B5 Ultimate


Compact Crossover


Hyundai Ionq 5

Report card for Ioniq 5 Limited AWD


Kia EV6

Report card for EV6 GT-Line AWD


Kia Sportage

Report card for Sportage Hybrid EX


Nissan Rogue

Report card for Rogue Platinum


Premium Compact Crossovers


Genesis GV60

Report card for GV60 Performance


Genesis GV70

Report car for GV70 2.5T Advanced


Acura RDX

Report card for RDX A-Spec Advance

Midsize Crossover


Hyundai Santa Fe

Report card for Santa Fe XRT


Kia Sorento

Report card for Sorento X-Line SX Prestige


Toyota Highlander

Report car for Highlander XSE


Toyota Venza

Report card for Venza XLE


Premium Midsize Crossover


Acura MDX

Report Car for MDX Advance


Large SUV


Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban

Report card for Suburban High Country


GMC Yukon

Report card for Yukon XT4


Ford Expedition

Report card for Expedition Timberline


Premium Large SUV


Cadillac Escalade

Report Card for Escalade Premium Luxury Platinum


Lincoln Navigator

Report card for Navigator Black Label


Compact Car


Honda Civic

Report card for Civic Touring Sedan


Nissan Versa

Report card for Versa SR


Toyota Corolla

Report card for SE

Premium Compact Car


Genesis G70

Report card for 3.3T Sport Advanced


Midsize Car


Subaru Outback

Report card for Wilderness


Toyota Camry

Report card for Hybrid XSE


Premium Midsize Car


Acura TLX

Report card for TLX SH-AWD Advance


Cadillac CT5

Report card for CT5 Premium Luxury AWD


Lexus ES

Report card for ES 250 AWD F Sport


Premium Large Car


Genesis G90

Report card for G90 3.5T E-Supercharger AWD


Sporty/Performance Car


Mazda MX-5 Miata

Report card for MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring


Premium Sporty/Performance Car


Chevrolet Corvette

Report card for Corvette Stingray Coupe 2LT



Chrysler Pacifica

Report card for Pacifica Hybrid Pinnacle


Compact Pickup Truck


Ford Maverick

Report card for Maverick XLT (turbo)


Honda Ridgeline

Report card for Pilot Sport with HPD Package


Nissan Frontier

Report card for Frontier PRO-4X


Large Pickup Truck


Ford F-150

Report card for F-150 XLT 4X4 PowerBoost


F-150 Lighting

Report card for F-150 Lightning Platinum


Ram 1500


Report card for Ram Limited EcoDiesel

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

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