Edmunds.com’s ’17 Best Cars You Can Buy’



Edmunds.com has put together a list of the “17 Best Cars You Can Buy” with sub­jec­tive opin­ion for the top dog in each vehi­cle seg­ment, which will help deal­er­ship sales­peo­ple with the final push.

Deal­ers need to know which vehi­cles are given the ‘top-dog’ status.

Edmunds.com, offers its sub­jec­tive opin­ion for the top dog in each vehi­cle seg­ment with “The 17 Best Cars You Can Buy.”

“This list answers a ques­tion that we get all the time: If you could pick any car in a given seg­ment, and money wasn’t an issue, what car would you choose?” says Edmunds.com Auto­mo­tive Edi­tor James Riswick. “Sure, many of the cars on this list cost a pretty penny, but guess what? It usu­ally costs more to get the best.”

A total of 14 brands appear on the list, led by Toy­ota with three vehi­cles and Honda with two. High­lights of Edmunds.com’s “17 Best Cars You Can Buy” include:

  • Best Sub­com­pact: 2013 Mini Cooper — “The Mini Cooper is the far supe­rior sub­com­pact car. It’s bet­ter to drive, bet­ter made and bet­ter to behold. The Mini is a car that is desired regard­less of its size, and in some cases because of it.”
  • Best Mid­size Sedan: 2013 Nis­san Altima — “In total, the Altima is the nicest to drive, the eas­i­est to use and cheap­est to fuel. When it comes to a fam­ily sedan, those qual­i­ties make it the best.”
  • Best Lux­ury Sedan: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class — “Not only is the recently redesigned S-Class the best lux­ury sedan you can buy, one could cer­tainly argue it’s the best car in the world… The design is supremely ele­gant, the mate­ri­als exquis­ite and the fea­ture con­tent truly staggering.”
  • Best Con­vert­ible: 2013 Bent­ley Con­ti­nen­tal GTC — “When [the roof is] low­ered, the cabin remains notably serene with the wind deflec­tor in place, so your dri­ving companion’s immac­u­lately crafted coif­fure will remain unfussed. The Bent­ley Con­ti­nen­tal rep­re­sents top-down motor­ing at its absolute finest.”
  • Best Sports Car: 2014 Chevro­let Corvette — “The all-new C7 Corvette has been trans­formed into a 100-percent gen­uine, world-class sports car that looks great, goes like hell and is built to a stan­dard that now war­rants its price.”