2015 Ford F-150 Named Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Winner
Dec. 31, 2014—Kelley Blue Book has announced the winners of its 2015 Best Buy Awards, honoring the top new model year vehicle choices available in the U.S. market.
The 2015 Ford F-150 was chosen as Kelley Blue Book’s Overall Best Buy of 2015, alongside Best Buy Award winners in 12 major vehicle categories.
“After carefully analyzing a wealth of data and conducting extensive vehicle testing and evaluation from the hundreds of models available for the 2015 model-year, we chose this year’s elite group of 12 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winners because they proved to be the top values in their class,” Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, said in a release. “Our group of expert vehicle testers chose the Ford F-150 as the Overall Winner in our Best Buy Awards because of its breakthrough aluminum body structure, its smooth and fuel-efficient powertrains and its impressive collection of thoughtful features. Offered in a wide variety of body styles and with a wide variety of engines, it is a suitable vehicle for a broad cross-section of the public, and the final piece is the F-150 is available for about the same price as the previous generation truck, which was a bestseller.”
The other 2015 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Winners were:
Mid-Size Car: 2015 Honda Accord
Full-Size Car: 2015 Chevrolet Impala
Luxury Car: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Sports/Performance Car: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette
Electric/Hybrid: 2015 Chevrolet Volt
Small SUV/Crossover: 2015 Honda CR-V
Mid-Size SUV/Crossover: 2015 Toyota Highlander
Full-Size SUV/Crossover: 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
Luxury SUV/Crossover: 2015 Acura MDX
Truck: 2015 Ford F-150
Minivan: 2015 Honda Odyssey
The Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards are designed to provide a significant service to new-car buyers by identifying the cream of the crop of all available 2015 model-year vehicles.
The awards are the culmination of a year-long regimen of vehicle evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in America, along with analysis of a broad swath of vehicle-related data, including vehicle pricing/transaction prices, 5-Year Cost-to-Own data (which includes depreciation, insurance, maintenance, financing, fuel, fees and taxes for new cars), consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales/retail sales information.
Of more than 300 new models available for 2015, Kelley Blue Book’s expert editors initially narrowed the field to 49 Best Buy Award Finalists in 12 major vehicle categories and then spent several weeks testing and evaluating all of the finalists head-to-head to ultimately determine the winners.