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The Best Vehicles to Buy in 2023

The new year is here, which means that new cars, trucks, and SUVs are on the market. Researching which vehicle is best to purchase for you and your needs can be overwhelming, as there are many resources, and vehicles, out there. Each year, Kelley Blue Book releases its list of best cars, trucks, and SUVs based on expert ratings and consumer reviews. Below is a list of some of the best vehicles on the market for 2023.

2023 Honda Civic

Depending on what kind of car you are looking for, there are many new vehicle options to choose from. If you are looking to purchase a compact vehicle, the 2023 Honda Civic is one of the best new cars that money can buy. Like most Honda Civics, the 2023 model drives well, is reliable, and has great resale value. It has also been awarded Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Award for cars in 2023. Current pricing starts at around $25,000. If you aren’t looking for a compact car, other highly rated cars include the 2022 Honda Accord, the 2022 Toyota Avalon, and the 2022 Hyundai Accent. To learn more about the 2023 Honda Civic, click here.

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2023 Toyota Tacoma

Winning Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Award for trucks, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma is one of the company’s best-selling and popular choices for midsize pickup trucks. The Tacoma is well-built, tough, and a champ off-road. It is also a consistent class leader in resale value. Starting price for the 2023 Toyota Tacoma starts at around $27,000. If you aren’t in the market for a midsize truck, the 2023 Ford F150 is the best full-size truck on the market. It's an exceptional work truck, a beast off-road, and luxurious inside. For those looking for a more fuel-efficient truck, the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz is also a respectable option. To learn more about the 2023 Toyota Tacoma, click here

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2023 Honda CR-V

For those looking to purchase a new SUV, the 2023 Honda CR-V takes the cake. Improving year after year, this compact SUV brings new technologies and manufacturing techniques, making it the best CR-V to date. Features include a roomier cabin, an updated infotainment system, and better outward visibility. Starting price for the new CR-V starts at about $31,000. If you’re looking to drive a 3-row or midsize SUV, the 2023 Kia Telluride is also a good choice. The Telluride, which has earned KBB’s Best Buy Award for midsize SUVs four years in a row, can seat up to eight people in comfort. For those in the market for a full-size SUV, the 2023 Ford Expedition is the most popular option. To learn more about the 2023 Honda CR-V, click here

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2023 Honda Odyssey

Made for taking the kids to soccer practice or road-tripping with your family, the 2023 Honda Odyssey is the king of minivans. With generous standard equipment, built-to-last interior, great resale value, and excellent safety scores, the Odyssey is a superb choice. Comfortably seating up to eight, with 15 cupholders included, this minivan is the perfect choice for those with kids. MSRP for the new Odyssey is a little over $37,000. For those opting for a more fuel-efficient and cheaper minivan, the 2023 Toyota Sienna is also an excellent option. Sporting 36 miles per gallon and 3-row seating, the Sienna is just as good of a choice as the Odyssey. Pricing for the Sienna starts at about $35,000. To learn more about the 2023 Honda Odyssey, click here.

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2022 Honda Accord Hybrid

Boasting some of the best fuel efficiency out there, the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid is the superior choice of hybrid vehicles. With 47 miles per gallon, the Accord Hybrid offers a spacious cabin and numerous safety features. It is also easy to drive, comfortable, and stylish. Prices for the Accord Hybrid start at around $26,000. If your heart is set on a hybrid vehicle but you desire something a little larger, you can never go wrong with the 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid. As mentioned, the CR-V is one of the best SUVs out there, only this model has the added bonus of better fuel economy. For those looking for a hybrid truck, the 2023 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab is the best option out there. To learn more about the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid, click here

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2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5

Taking home KBB’s Best Electric Vehicle Award and Best New Model Award for 2023, the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is a unique and affordable electric vehicle. This electric SUV has a range of 220 miles between charges and offers numerous cutting-edge features, including remote smart parking assist. The IONIQ 5 can also charge in 25 minutes at a 400-volt setting, making it one of the fastest charges on the market. Starting price for the IONIQ 5 is about $41,000. For those looking for a smaller option, the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV is one of the cheapest electric vehicles out there, with a starting price of just over $25,000. This vehicle boasts interior comfort and standard features, and can drive 259 miles on a single charge. For those on a budget looking for an electric vehicle, the Bolt EV is your best choice. To learn more about the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5, click here. 

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No matter your style or personal preference, there’s a new car out there for everyone. With continued improvements in safety and technology, now is a better time than ever to consider purchasing a new vehicle or trading in your old one. For more information about the aforementioned vehicles, be sure to check out Kelley Blue Book’s website.

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Hunter Morrison

Hunter Morrison

Hunter has freelanced for various print and radio publications across Northwest Florida, including The Bay Beacon, Navarre Press, Inweekly, Crestview News Bulletin, and WUWF. He was also the Editor in Chief of the University of West Florida’s student newspaper, The Voyager. In 2023, Hunter moved to Kenai, Alaska to take up a news reporting position with KDLL Public Radio. For fun, Hunter enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, photography, thrifting, traveling, and looking for the best Thai food around. 

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