Source: The Auto Channel / Cool Car News / Honda / Car and Driver
There are a lot of cars out there to buy that can make shopping for your ideal car a hassle. When it comes to assessing the value of a car we’ve narrowed it down by small car, pickup truck, to luxury to help you figure out which car is right for you.
1. 2016 Honda Civic
Best Small Car: $20,537-22,110 Fair Purchase Price
The driver’s seat is ergonomic and gives you superior position behind the wheel. It has excellent leg room and some of the most comfortable back seats for a compact car.
As a hybrid, this car is also more fuel efficient and at an affordable price. It also has an infotainment system fitted with its navigation. Considering Honda Civic have a high reliability and resale value, this is probably one of the best all round cars of 2016.
- 158 Horsepower
- 31/41 MPG
2. 2016 Kia Optima
Best Midsized: $33,751-35,220
The Optima’s success comes from the constant improvements of the family sedan with heated steering wheel, climate-controlled seats, and the power-folding mirrors. It has stain-resistant cloth interior and height-adjustable passenger seat.
It also features a surround-view camera with blind-spot monitoring capabilities and automatic emergency braking system.
- 245 Horsepower
- 22/32 MPG
3. 2016 Chevrolet Impala
Source: The Car Connection
Best Full-Sized: $38,865-40,298
This car includes a remote keyless entry, Bluetooth, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel that put it above all the other cars. It’s trunk can fit nearly anything with seatbacks that fold flat to help you carry even more cargo. It’s pricing for a full-sized car stars below its competition and with the added safety, technology, and navigation it comes with you’ll be paying thousands less when compared to its competitors.
Filled with Apple CarPlay capabilities, wireless charging technologies, and roomy interior, this car has the most bang for your buck for a full-sized car. Its resale value is also much higher than most cars in its class.
- 260 Horsepower
- 17/25 MPG
4. 2016 Honda CR-V
Source: The Auto Channel
Best Small SUV: $26,429-28,438
Practical and expertly engineered this car has a reputation for reliability on every level. The Honda CR-V is much roomier than you could ask for. Plenty of cargo space with a low load floor. The technology is above par for SUVs with camera-based active cruise control system, plus collision mitigation and blind-spot warning systems.
- 185 Horsepower
- 26/33 MPG
5. 2016 Honda Pilot
Best Midsize SUV: $44,358-46,791
Honda replaced all their outdated controls, plastic interiors and replaced the interior with more upscale materials. With plenty of cargo space to fit up to eight passengers, it could work as a cargo truck with all of its space. They have also added more safety features like the blind spot and cross-traffic alerts, lane departure warnings, and collision mitigation braking. All of these makes the car easier to drive, and maneuver.
- 280 Horsepower
- 19/26 MGP
6. 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
Source: Cool Car News
Best Full-Size SUV: $50,674-54-655
This generation of Tahoe is the first to have power-folding third row and has the most space. With temperature, navigation and audio controls in all sections of the car, you won’t have to worry about someone not having air circulating to the backseats.
With its power assist and magnetic ride-control suspension, it may seem big, but you are in full control of maneuvering.
- 355 Horsepower
- 16/22 MPG
7. 2016 Honda Odyssey
Best Minivan: $30,094-32,182
No other car can match its flexibility and utility than a minivan. The Odyssey can seat eight passengers. It maximizes its cargo space as well and allows you to remove easily the second row of seats to fit more space. This van is pretty quiet and has strong V6 engines to lug around as much cargo while still being the best-in-class fuel economy.
The Odyssey also depreciates far more slowly than its competitors because of its reliability.
- 248 Horsepower
- 19/28 MPG
8. 2016 Ford F-150
Source: Car Gurus
Best Pickup Truck: $37,106-38,321
This isn’t just the best-selling truck in America, it’s the best-selling pickup truck with best-in-class towing, payload and fuel economy, it continues to beat down the competition.
Able to tow up to 12,200 pounds and 3,3000-pound payload capacity this is the only pickup truck you’ll ever need.
- 325 Horsepower
- 19/26 MPG
9. 2016 Chevrolet Corvette
Source: Car and Driver
Best Performance Car: $87,487-91,281
Corvettes V8, suspension helps it hold its own against other cars of its type but is still much more affordable for the 455 horsepower and 6.2-liter V8 engine. The Corvette Stingray is infused with cylinder deactivation and offers a world-class sports car performance that you won’t have to pay for a gas-guzzling engine.
Available as a coupe or roadster, both models offer the open-air motoring with its lift-out roof panel. They also have a fair amount of cargo space so you can carry a decent amount of luggage while driving around this comfortable car.
- 650 Horsepower
- 15/22 MPG
10. 2016 Chevrolet Volt
Source: EV Obsession
Best Electric/Hybrid Car: $31,584-34,099
The Chevrolet Volt was rated the top two consecutive years in a row based on its sleek style, comfort, safety, and pricing for hybrid cars. With a battery-powered EV engine, Chevy engineers have raised the bar allowed 38-53 miles to allow the owners to rely upon only 90% of their trips on battery power alone.
They have also enhanced the user-friendliness and visual appear for the interior and the navigation system.
- 115 Horsepower
11. 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Source: Car Gurus
Best Luxury Car: $34,393-37,914
Equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, it may seem like it would guzzle down gasoline, but the it delivers an impressive fuel economy of 25/34 mpg. It has more powerful breaks, sports seats, and flat-bottom steering wheel with AMG-inspired exterior accents.
The car also incorporates blind-spot warning and excellent backup camera making the car easy to maneuver making it one of the best luxury cars that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
- 241 Horsepower
- 25/34 MPG