2019 Consumer Guide Best Buys
2019 Consumer Guide Best Buys

New Premium Subcompact Crossover Class Highlights Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2019 Best Buy List

With Six Best Buy Models, Honda Is Most-Awarded Brand

Consumer Guide Automotive

Morton Grove, IL. December 4, 2018 – Consumer Guide® Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new and used-car reviews for 52 years, today announced the recipients of its 2019 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2019, 43 Best Buys have been awarded in 22 classes, providing clear, easy choices for consumers.


New for 2019 is the Premium Subcompact Crossover class, which has been added as a response to the growing number of premium crossover models positioned in size and price below high-end compact crossovers.

“Luxury-oriented small crossovers have become very popular, and premium brands are adding models in this category at an impressive pace. Our new Premium Subcompact Crossover class will help consumers in this segment make a better purchase decision,” said Publisher Tom Appel, who led the editors’ selection process for this year’s list.

2019 Consumer Guide Best Buys Honda is Consumer Guide’s most awarded brand for 2019, earning an impressive six Best Buy awards.

The complete list of Consumer Guide Automotive 2019 Best Buy Awards can be viewed here. And, look for the Consumer Guide® Automotive 2019 Car & Truck Best Buys magazine on newsstands nationwide.

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 CG Daily Drive.

For more information, please contact Tom Appel at tom@cgauto.com 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.


2019 Consumer Guide Best Buys

2019 Consumer Guide Best Buy Magazine Subcompact Car

Hyundai Accent

Kia Rio

Kia Soul

Cars in this class


Compact Car

Honda Civic

Honda Insight

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Cars in this class


Premium Compact Car

Audi A4

Cars in this class


Midsize Car

Honda Accord

Toyota Camry

Cars in this class


Premium Midsize Car

Acura TLX

Lexus ES

Cars in this class


2019 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai Kona

Large Car

Buick LaCrosse

Toyota Avalon

Cars in this class


Premium Large Car

Cadillac CT6

Cars in this class


Sporty/Performance Car

Ford Mustang

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Volkswagen Golf GTI

Cars in this class


2019 Nissan Rogue
Nissan Rogue

Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Chevrolet Corvette

Cars in this class


Subcompact Crossover

Honda HR-V

Hyundai Kona

Nissan Rogue Sport

Vehicles in this class


Premium Subcompact Crossover

Volvo XC40

Vehicles in this class


2019 Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang

Compact Crossover

Mazda CX-5

Nissan Rogue

Vehicles in this class


Premium Compact Crossover

Acura RDX

Infiniti QX50

Vehicles in this class


Midsize Crossover

Honda Pilot

Toyota Highlander

Vehicles in this class


2019 GMC Canyon
GMC Canyon

Premium Midsize Crossover

Acura MDX

Volvo XC90

Vehicles in this class


Large Crossover/SUV

Ford Expedition

Vehicles in this class


Premium Large SUV

Audi Q7

Cadillac Escalade

Lincoln Navigator

Vehicles in this class


2019 Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica


Chrysler Pacifica

Vehicles in this class


Compact Pickup

Chevrolet Colorado

GMC Canyon

Honda Ridgeline

Vehicles in this class


Large Pickup

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

GMC Sierra 1500

Ram 1500

Vehicles in this class


2019 Lexus ES 350
Lexus ES 300h

Electric Car

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Vehicles in this class


Family Vehicle

Chrysler Pacifica


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