Posts from ‘Best Buys’

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

Best City Cars

2018 Toyota Yaris iA

The following article, written by Consumer Guide Publisher Tom Appel, first appeared in the “2018 Chicago Auto Show Official Show Guide.” Thanks to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producers of the Chicago Auto Show, for allowing us to share the text again here. 

Thanks to easy access to ridesharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and Wingz, many urban dwellers have found that they can live free of the complications and costs of car ownership. On the occasion that short-hop transportation is needed, these car-free bon vivants turn to a smartphone app and order up a quick ride. Other times, public transportation suffices.


2018 Best Buys

Six New Additions Highlight Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2018 Best Buy List

Chevrolet Bolt EV earns Best Buy in model’s inaugural season

2017 Toyota Yaris iA

2017 Toyota Yaris iA in Graphite

2017 Toyota Yaris iA manual    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles Driven: 481

Fuel Used: 11.5 gallons


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


2016 Consumer Guide Best Buys

New Subcompact-Crossover-Class Vehicles Claim Three Spots on Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2016 Best Buy Awards List

New and Redesigned Premium Vehicles Garner Five Awards


2015 Consumer Guide Best Buys Magazine

Watch for Consumer Guide “2015 Car & Truck Best Buys” on newsstands everywhere.

New and Redesigned Vehicles Claim Ten Spots on Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2015 Best Buy Awards List

New and Redesigned Premium Vehicles Garner Five Awards

 LINCOLNWOOD, IL. November 12, 2014 – Consumer Guide® Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new- and used-car reviews for more than 45 years, today announced the recipients of its 2015 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2015, just 39 Best Buys have been awarded in 20 classes, providing clear, easy choices for consumers.

2013 Kia Soul, Best 2013 Cars

2013 Kia Soul

Every fall, our staff convenes in a room to duke it out over the year’s Best Buy choices. As might be expected, we don’t always agree. Okay, actually we rarely agree. Our consensus is always that the winners are great vehicles in their respective classes, even though some may think they’re not the best vehicles in their respective classes.


Toyota Prius v

When we at Consumer Guide Automotive recently announced our 2013 Best Buy Awards, we bestowed Toyota’s entire line of 2013 Prius models as winners of the first-ever Editors’ Choice Best Buy Award. This honor recognizes them as the pinnacle in value, features, and driving experience among 2013 vehicle choices.