Honda Civic and CR-V Win Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

Honda received two awards in this year’s Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, with the CR-V and Civic earning the top honour. The Civic took home the Best Buy award for compact cars, marking the 8th time in the last nine years that the Civic has been the best compact car on the market. The CR-V won its compact SUV category, making it the most awarded compact SUV in KBB history. 

The Best Buy Awards are the culmination of expert vehicle evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available. The comprehensive process includes an analysis of vehicle-related data, including vehicle transaction prices, 5-Year Cost-to-Own data, consumer reviews, ratings, and retail sales information.

Why KBB Loves the CR-V

Affectionately referred to as one of the  “easiest vehicles to recommend”, the 2023 CR-V continues to impress customers and KBB writers alike in 2023. Receiving a full update and redesign the 2023 CR-V has never looked better or offered more value than it does right now. The CR-V’s all new tech offering and impressive fuel efficiency across its hybrid and non-hybrid models, is paired with industry leading cargo and passenger room. Best of all, the 2023 CR-V is a joy to drive, as noted by KBB’s team of writers. 

“The CR-V will still appeal to everyone who just wants a stable, comfy, and reliable compact SUV for everyday driving. It’s just that it can be more enjoyable now.”

Says Jason Allan, Automotive Editor at Kelley Blue Book

Read the full 2023 CR-V review here.


Why KBB Loves the Civic

Winning the KBB Best Buy Award in the highly competitive compact car segment is no easy feat, but the Honda Civic is up to the challenge after topping its competition again in 2023. Offering incredible variety throughout its lineup, this year's Civic can offer you race car excitement with the Si and more powerful type R options without breaking the bank. The base Civic offers a sedan or hatchback to fit your preference and offers the latest in both safety and convenience technology. All of this combined with the Civic holding its resale value incredibly well means you’ll have a great vehicle no matter how long you choose to drive it. 

“In typical Honda fashion, the Civic offers a comfortable cabin with logical instrumentation that is both elegant and easy to figure out. The roomy interior can easily fit four adults (five in a pinch), and cargo space is generous.”

Says Joe Tralongo, Automotive Editor at Kelley Blue Book

Read the full 2023 Civic review here.

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