2018 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

2018 Best Car Brand Award Winners
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The Best Car Brands

With cars, trucks, and SUVs being sold by over 35 brands in the U.S., choosing the right one can be a challenge. Sure, there are some brand loyalists who are committed to buying a Toyota or Subaru, for example, but most shoppers consider multiple brands before making a buying decision.

We’re here to help you navigate this daunting process. With car brands continually being introduced or discontinued in the U.S. market, it’s no wonder consumers can get confused about where to find the top-quality vehicles in each segment.

Our Best Vehicle Brand Awards cut through the jumble of new and old makes, plus all of the marketing jargon, to highlight the brands that excel in the areas that matter to you. The awards are an objective assessment of quality across all of a brand’s offerings. They are divided into four categories: Cars, SUVs, Trucks, and Luxury Vehicles. Brand ratings are based on the U.S. News Best Cars overall scores for each vehicle. U.S. News scores incorporate the consensus opinion of the automotive press, as well as safety and reliability data.

Keep reading to learn which brands you should be shopping for your next car.