And the ‘Best Buy’ Car of 2016 Is …

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The redesigned 2016 Honda Civic has been named the overall best buy among vehicles from the same model year.

That’s according to Kelley Blue Book, which announced the winners of its 2016 Best Buy Awards today. The annual awards program “is designed to help car shoppers find the best values among the vehicle types that interest them most,” KBB explains.

In addition to being named the overall best buy, the 2016 Honda Civic was named the best buy in the small car category — an honor the 2015 Civic also earned.

As KBB describes the 2016 version of the Japanese compact sedan as follows:

The impressive new 10th-generation 2016 Honda Civic … alters the playing field with its attention to detail, use of high-quality interior materials and world-class drivetrain featuring Honda’s first mass production turbocharged engine. …

Not only is the new Civic larger than the model it replaces … it’s also lighter and more fuel efficient.

The 2016 Civic gets 31 mpg city and 41 or 42 mpg highway, depending on model type.

Honda models, along with Chevrolet models, also dominated the 12 main categories of the 2016 Best Buy Awards. Kelley Blue Book’s winners for those categories are:

  • Small car: Honda Civic
  • Midsize car: Kia Optima
  • Full-size car: Chevrolet Impala
  • Small SUV: Honda CR-V
  • Midsize SUV: Honda Pilot
  • Full-size SUV: Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Minivan: Honda Odyssey
  • Pickup truck: Ford F-150
  • Performance car: Chevrolet Corvette
  • Electric/hybrid car: Chevrolet Volt
  • Luxury car: Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Luxury SUV: Lexus RX

If you’re considering a new car for the new year, be sure to first check out “8 Tips for Buying Your Next Car for Less” and visit the Money Talks News Solutions Center to find out if you’re paying too much on a car loan.

What do you consider the best buy out of the cars you’ve ever purchased? We’d love to hear — leave a comment below or on Facebook.

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