Accolade after accolade: KBB names most-awarded cars, brands for 2019

Winning an auto award is one thing. Winning time after time is another and suggests that vehicle, or brand, is seriously worth considering.

Pricing and research site Kelley Blue Book is continually assessing the latest models and, as a result, has arrived at its most-awarded cars and car companies for 2019.

The “best of the best” vehicles have racked up multiple accolades across categories including best buy, 10 best, 5-year cost to own, resale value and more. As such, they include a mix of car, SUV, minivan and truck options that could help you start or streamline your shopping list. All are 2019 models.

Honda is recognized for a number of versatile vehicles with its Civic sedan, CR-V compact utility, Odyssey minivan and midsize Accord dominating. Not surprisingly, it also performs well in the brand awards.


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The Jeep Wrangler sits atop’s most-awarded 2019 model-year vehicles.


10 most-awarded cars for 2019

  1. Jeep Wrangler
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Honda CR-V
  4. Honda Odyssey
  5. Honda Accord
  6. Subaru Crosstrek
  7. Volvo XC40
  8. Hyundai Veloster
  9. Hyundai Santa Fe
  10. Toyota Tacoma

Among the most-awarded automakers, Honda and Toyota cement their reputations for reliability and good resale values. Both are noted for offering vehicles with family-friendly features and for the strength in depth of their lineups.

See which brands may help you decide on your next car purchase, below.


10 most-awarded brands, 2019

  1. Honda
  2. Toyota
  3. Subaru
  4. Hyundai
  5. Lexus
  6. Chevrolet
  7. Ford
  8. Porsche
  9. Kia
  10. Volkswagen

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