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Best Buys for 2016 according to Kelley Blue Book

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Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 list of best automotive buys is now available online, and reveals that while Japanese compact cars continue to largely dominate their categories, it is a different story for performance cars and pickup trucks. There, American manufacturers rule the roost.

To determine which vehicles would be considered best buys, Kelley Best Buys relied on a number of factors such as price, numbers of units sold, insurance and maintenance costs, depreciation and fuel consumption, among others. So which vehicles did Kelley Blue Book deem the best buys for 2016?

Overall: 2016 Honda Civic

Small car: 2016 Honda Civic

  • (Runners-up: Hyundai Elantra, Scion iM, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Corolla)

Midsize car: 2016 Kia Optima

  • (Runners-up: Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda6, Toyota Camry)

Full-size car: 2016 Chevrolet Impala 

  • (Runners-up: Chrysler 300, Hyundai Genesis, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Avalon)

Small SUV: 2016 Honda CR-V

  • (Runners-up: Honda HR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-3)

Mid-size SUV: 2016 Honda Pilot 

  • (Runners-up: Ford Explorer, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota Highlander)

Full-size SUV: 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe 

  • (Runners-up: Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia)

Minivan: 2016 Honda Odyssey 

  • (Runners-up: Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna)

Pickup Truck: 2016 Ford F-150

  • (Runners-up: Chevrolet Colorado Diesel, Nissan Titan XD, Toyota Tacoma)

Performance car: 2016 Chevrolet Corvette

  • (Runners-up: Chevrolet Camaro V6, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Scion FR-S)

Electric/hybrid car: 2016 Chevrolet Volt 

  • (Runners-up: Toyota Mirai, Volkswagen e-Golf)

Luxury car: 2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class

  • (Runners-up: Acura ILX, Lexus GS)

Luxury SUV: 2016 Lexus RX

  • (Runners-up: Acura MDX, Lincoln MKX, Volvo XC90)