AutoWeb, formerly Autobytel, on Monday announced the winners of the 2018 AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards, which included mentions for nine different automakers.
Leading the way with the most honors was Honda, which secured five wins for sedan, compact, hatchback, van and small SUV. Honda was also named winner for two overall awards for the Best Car of the Year and for the Best Utility Vehicle of the Year.
Ford wasn’t too far off Honda’s pace, collecting five accolades.
Honorees derived from the submitted price quote requests for specific vehicles from the more than 120 million consumers who visited AutoWeb’s network of automotive websites from October 2016 to October 2017 compared to all other vehicles in their competitive sets. Data for these awards was collected in 17 shopping sub-categories.
AutoWeb chief editor Joni Gray said, “Consumer interest for Honda is the direct result of the manufacturer’s meaningful redesigns on models in nearly every vehicle category. This, along with its reputation for reliability and connectivity, make a compelling car buyer story.
“As for Ford’s wins, the Mustang and F-Series continue to capture the hearts and minds of U.S. truck and sports car buyers, as much now as in the past,” Gray added.
Jeff Coats, president and chief executive officer of AutoWeb, congratulated all of the manufacturers that made this year’s winning list.
“These awards are especially meaningful for automotive manufacturers and dealers alike, given the fact that tens of millions of consumers have spoken and these are the vehicles they are most interested in buying,” Coats said. “Congratulations to each of the manufacturers on this list for creating cars that are in the highest demand among today’s car buyers.”
The following are the honorees for the 2018 AutoWeb’s Buyer’s Choice Awards:
Overall Awards Winners
Best Car of the Year: 2018 Honda Civic
Best Truck of the Year: 2018 Ford F-150
Best Utility Vehicle of the Year: 2018 Honda CR-V
Category Awards Winners
Best Compact: 2018 Honda Civic
Best Convertible: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Best Coupe: 2018 Ford Mustang
Best Hatchback: 2018 Honda Fit
Best Sedan: 2018 Honda Accord
Wagon: 2018 Subaru Outback
Sports Car: 2018 Ford Mustang
Alternative Fuel Vehicle: 2018 Toyota Prius
Luxury Car: 2018 Cadillac CTS Sedan
Small Truck: 2018 Toyota Tacoma
Full Size Truck: 2018 Ford F-150
Heavy-Duty Truck: 2018 Ford F-250
Van: 2018 Honda Odyssey
Small SUV: 2018 Honda CR-V
Midsize SUV: 2018 Kia Sorento
Large SUV/Crossover: 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe
Luxury SUV: 2018 Acura MDX