2016 Best Car Series (Vehicle Brand Awards)

Continuing our series on the U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Car rankings, here are the results for this years “Best Vehicle Brand” recipients…

Overall Best Car Brand: Mazda. This year, Mazda has taken the cake for being recognized as the best overall car brand. Not only are the various Mazda models known for their spacious interiors, but they have also impressed judges and drivers alike with their impressive gas mileage. In particular, the Mazda6 had the best overall performance score for a midsize car.

Best Luxury Brand: Porsche. Known for their exquisite design and function, Porsches are not new to the spotlight. The makers of Porsche have excelled in providing their clientele with the features that the luxury market demands, while ensuring top safety and practicality. The Porsche Cayenne, a luxury midsize SUV, is highly acclaimed for its overall handling and acceleration, while also being able to provide a family with adequate space and comfort. They also have more athletic models, such as the Macan, which was awarded as the top luxury compact SUV in 2015.

Best SUV Brand: Honda. Not only have Hondas been an affordable vehicle for the majority of Americans, they have won awards time and time again. No matter what year, Honda has been continuously successful in providing drivers with exceptionally safe vehicles, while offering the space and amenities many drivers frequently enjoy. For instance, the new Pilot isn’t only equipped with a spacious third row, it also comes with 14 cup holders! Whether you’re buying as an individual or for a family, Hondas are highly ranked in a number of categories, meaning that there will always be a Honda that will fit any of your needs.

Best Truck Brand: Ford. For people who tend to pledge loyalty to a particular brand of truck, it might be time to consider a change and purchase a Ford. After all, the Ford F-150 might be one of the most popular trucks on the market, and has continually been recognized as a long-time best seller for the company. Many reviews have praised the various Ford pickup truck models for exceeding their expectations in terms of towing and hauling power, as well as gas mileage.