Kelley Blue Book has sorted through the list of winners from their 2017 awards programs to present a list of brands that were most recognized this year. hands out a number of awards each year including the Best Buy, Best Resale Value and Best Auto Tech, to name just a few. Their editorial staff also ranks vehicles into categories such as Coolest Cars Under $18,000 and Best Family Car. All these were taken into account to create their Most Awarded list.

And the Award Goes to…

According to, Honda grabbed the top spot on the Most Awarded Brands list this year by winning at least one category in each of the site’s major awards programs for 2017.

Here are the 10 Most Awarded Brands of 2017:

  1. Honda
  2. Chevrolet
  3. Toyota
  4. Subaru
  5. Kia
  6. Mercedes-Benz
  7. Hyundai
  8. Jeep
  9. Porsche
  10. Ford

Most Awarded Cars to Consider

In addition to its brand awards, also presented its list of the 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017. We have highlighted a few of the more affordable vehicles to consider if you are looking for your next vehicle.

Here are four of the 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017:

  • 2017 Subaru ImprezaThe 2017 Subaru Impreza - Holding the tenth spot on the list this year is the newly redesigned Impreza. It’s well known reputation for safety and available hatchback layout were factors that landed it a Best Resale Value award and named it one of the 10 Coolest Car under $18,000.
  • 2017 Kia OptimaThe 2017 Kia Optima - Coming in fifth this year the Kia Optima earned an impressive 8.8 out of 10 consumer rating on It came in as one of the Best Family Sedans this year and, according to the site, is racking up some positive reviews.
  • 2017 Honda CivicThe 2017 Honda Civic - Landing at the number two spot, the Civic earned an 8.3 out of 10 consumer rating. The Civic has been named the Small Car Best Buy every year since the award’s inception, and also found a place on the 10 Coolest Cars under $18,000 list this year.
  • 2017 Honda AccordThe 2017 Honda Accord - At the top of the list this year, the Accord was also named KBB’s Midsize Car Best Buy. Honda’s midsize sedan also grabbed an 8.3 out of 10 consumer rating, a standout spot on the 5-Year Cost to Own list, and received recognition for its resale value.

Research Before You Hit the Lot

If you are in the market for a vehicle, knowing your options before showing up at a car dealership is always a good plan. Our highlights can be a great place to start if you want to research the best car choice for you. To dig deeper into your options, or for the full list of 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017, visit

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The Bottom Line

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