Consumer Guide Best Buys

New Family Vehicle Award Highlights Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2017 Best Buy List–Chrysler Pacifica Takes Honor

Genesis G90 earns Best Buy in brand’s inaugural year

Consumer Guide Best Buy Morton Grove, IL. November 15, 2016 – Consumer Guide® Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new and used-car reviews for 50 years, today announced the recipients of its 2017 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2017, 41 Best Buys have been awarded in 21 classes, providing clear, easy choices for consumers.


New for 2017 is the Family Vehicle Best Buy. Vehicles considered for this award must offer comfortable cabin accommodations, ample cargo space, respectable fuel efficiency, and strong value for the dollar. For 2017, Consumer Guide has awarded the Chrysler Pacifica its Family Vehicle Best Buy.

“We’re always pleasantly surprised when a new car or truck impresses us enough to enter the Best Buy discussion. This year the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan impressed us most, redefining how best to meet the needs of active families,” said Publisher Tom Appel, who led the editors’ selection process for this year’s list.

Also for 2017, Hyundai’s newly launched Genesis brand sees its G90 sedan earn Best Buy recognition in the Premium Large Car category.

The complete list of Consumer Guide Automotive’s 2017 Best Buy Awards can be seen below. And watch for Consumer Guide® Automotive 2017 Car & Truck Best Buys magazine on newsstands nationwide December 1, 2016.

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 brings 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.

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.

2017 Consumer Guide Best Buys

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Subcompact Car

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Compact Car

Premium Compact Car

Midsize Car

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Acura TLX

Premium Midsize Car

Large Car

Premium Large Car

Sporty/Performance Car

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Premium Sporty/Performance

Subcompact Crossover

Compact Crossover

Premium Compact Crossover

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Midsize Crossover

Premium Midsize Crossover

Large SUV

Premium Large SUV

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

2017 Chevrolet Colorado


Compact Pickup

 Large Pickup

Electric Car

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Family Vehicle


Check out the 2016 Consumer Guide Best Buys