Consumer Guide Automotive’s 2018 Best Buy List

Consumer Guide® Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new and used-car reviews for 50 years, today announced the recipients of its 2018 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2018, 42 Best Buys have been awarded in 21 classes, providing clear, easy choices for consumers. 

New or returning to the Consumer Guide Best Buy list for 2018 are the Audi Q7, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Nissan Rogue Sport, and Toyota Camry. Each of these vehicles is either all new or has been recently redesigned.

Also new for 2018 is the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the first ever nationally available electric vehicle to be named a Consumer Guide Best Buy.

“Affordably priced, and boasting more than 200 miles of real-world range, the Chevrolet Bolt EV serves the industry as electric-car proof of concept, and is an excellent choice for consumers looking to limit their use of fossil fuels,” said Publisher Tom Appel, who led the editors’ selection process for this year’s list.

The complete list of Consumer Guide Automotive 2018 Best Buy Awards can be viewed at And watch for Consumer Guide® Automotive 2018 Car & Truck Best Buys magazine on newsstands nationwide December 1, 2017.

Since 1967, Consumer Guide Automotive’s award-winning editorial team has used a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process to identify the vehicles worthy of serious consideration by consumers. The editors utilize objective criteria, such as price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability records, and resale value, to assess each vehicle.

The key to Consumer Guide Automotive’s annual Best Buy Awards is the careful evaluation of every aspect of each vehicle as it relates to consumers’ real-world driving experience. It is this thoroughness that leads consumers to check Consumer Guide Automotive reviews before buying a new vehicle.

Consumer Guide’s editorial team drives more than 100,000 miles every year evaluating what these vehicles do well–and what they don’t. Whether it is driving through the city, on highways, in rural areas, on long trips, or simply picking up the kids at school, these vehicles are tested in the same way that typical car buyers would use their vehicles.

Complete reviews of the winning vehicles, as well as other pertinent information for in-market car buyers, can be found at For a daily dose of automotive news, test-drive reviews, humor, and history, visit the CG Daily Drive blog at