IRVINE, Calif. — Kelley Blue Book has released its list of the 10 Most Awarded Cars and 10 Most Awarded Brands of 2019. The rankings are based on the company’s own award programs, including its Best Buy Awards, Best Auto Tech Awards, Best Resale Value Awards, 5-Year Cost to Own Awards and Brand Image Awards.
Various car accolade lists created by KBB.com’s editorial staff this year — including the 10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000, Best Family Cars, 10 Best SUVs Under $30,000, and many more — also were factored into the final count.
“Kelley Blue Book’s expert editors drive and review nearly every new car on the road each year, so we have an abundance of knowledge that fuels our editorial awards and accolades, while our analysts evaluate tremendous amounts of data to help determine which vehicles make the cut for Kelley Blue Book’s awards,” said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. “Kelley Blue Book’s Most Awarded Car for 2019 is the Jeep Wrangler, a recently redesigned icon and perennial favorite that excels in many categories, while Honda leads as the Most Awarded Brand for 2019.”
DeLorenzo noted that Honda earned the top brand spot based in part on recognition earned for a number of individual models.
“The Accord, Fit, Civic, HR-V, Odyssey, Pilot, Clarity, CR-V, and Ridgeline all earned accolades this year — including six Best Buy Awards — for an incredible total of 31 Kelley Blue Book awards in 2019,” he said.