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Kelley Blue Book Announces Best Buy Award Winners

What happens when you get invited by NASCAR driver and Spirit Cup Series rookie of the year contender Chase Elliott, the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet SS, and Kelley Blue Book (KBB) with Hendrick Motorsports to the Best Buy Awards during the NASCAR AAA Texas 500 race? We will spare you the suspense; you create a VIP experience unlike any other!  

Over the course of a weekend, with the help of the KBB team, we had a chance to attend a NASCAR race in Dallas, TX; a ride-n-drive in three of the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award-winning cars, and were invited to experience why the 2017 Ford F-150 (Truck), the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe (Full-size SUV/Crossover), and the 2017 Honda Civic (Small Car) were all championed as the Best Buy Award winners.

Join Us On a Ride-N-Drive

To kick off a spectacular weekend, we were greeted by Cox Automotive with Kelley Blue Book at a welcome dinner, filled with top-name guests from around the country, who were equally excited to be engaging with some of the biggest names in racing, including top NASCAR driver Chase Elliott and vehicle contenders for the 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards.

Our experience also afforded us an opportunity to experience the saying “everything’s bigger in Texas” as we cruised the streets of Fort Worth, Texas in the Ford F-150 and drove the Chevrolet Tahoe right to the door of AT&T Stadium aka Jerry’s World in Arlington, Texas; once we got behind the wheel, it was easy for us to understand why Kelley Blue Book awarded each of these cars best in their class.

We discovered that Kelley Blue Book exists to make consumers smarter about new cars; with a history of expert reviews, recommendations, new car pricing, and educating consumers. This is clearly an exciting partnership for motor-heads.

The Texas Motor Speedway Experience

On “Sunday Funday,” we spent much of the day on the track, living the life of a NASCAR driver; from tearing around the Texas Motor Speedway to hanging out trackside, it was amazing to see such an authentic roadside experience, learning about the two annual Sprint Cup races, and discovering for ourselves how KBB continue to support Chase Elliott and the No. 24 Kelley Blue Book car. We felt like one of the KKB and NASCAR team!  

This sponsorship also continues a trend that started in 2014 with NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and showcases why NASCAR is a fantastic platform for the recognized and respected names in the automotive industry, Kelley Blue Book. It’s a win-win for everyone including NASCAR fans who are reminded KBB is dedicated to helping you make expert car-buying decisions, and are trusted by drivers who put their lives at the hand of a wheel.

All-in-all, we have to say, if you’re in the market for a new car in 2016/2017, you should definitely check out what Kelley Blue Book will say before you make any investments; it could save you time, money, and hardship. Also, the 2017 Ford F-150 (Truck), the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe (Full-size SUV/Crossover), and the 2017 Honda Civic (Small Car) are all heavy-hitters coming to a road near you – so check those out.

The full list of 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Winners are:

  • Overall Winner: 2017 Honda Civic
  • Small Car: 2017 Honda Civic
  • Mid-Size Car: 2017 Honda Accord
  • Full-Size Car: 2017 Chevrolet Impala
  • Luxury Car: 2017 Audi A4
  • Sports/Performance Car: 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster
  • Electric/Hybrid: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
  • Small SUV/Crossover: 2017 Kia Sportage
  • Mid-Size SUV/Crossover: 2017 Honda Pilot
  • Full-Size SUV/Crossover: 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Luxury SUV/Crossover: 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC
  • Truck: 2017 Ford F-150
  • Minivan: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

For more information and news from Kelley Blue Book visit For full coverage of their Best Buy Awards, make sure to visit You can also catch their recent updates on Twitter @kelleybluebook check out their page on Facebook

Thank you to Kelley Blue Book for inviting Male Standard for the weekend; we will be cheering on Chase Elliott and vehicle contenders for the 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards!