Buying a new car is exciting and can be a complicated process. “It pays to shop around,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent auto insurance agency. “Find out how much you can afford to spend, think about how you will primarily be utilizing the car and do some research.”
There is certainly no lack of information available on the internet, but too much information can be overwhelming. Discovering a valuable resource for the information is beneficial. U.S. News and World Report recently released their awards for the best 2016 car buys.
“The awards highlight a single vehicle in each class that provides consumers with the best combination of quality and value,” commented the magazine. Quality is measured by the overall score a vehicle has earned on the basis of safety and reliability, as well as a consensus of the opinions from industry experts. Value is measured by a combination of a vehicle’s five year cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle.
Below is a list of some of this year’s winners.
Compact Car– 2016 Honda Civic
Subcompact Car– 2016 Honda Fit
Upscale Small Car– 2016 Audi 3
Midsize Car– 2016 Toyota Camry
Upscale Midsize Car– 2016 Acura TLX
Large Car– 2016 Chevrolet Impala
Hybrid Car– 2016 Ford Fusion
Sports Car– 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Wagons– 2016 Toyota Prius V
Subcompact SUV’s– 2016 Honda HR-V
Luxury Subcompact SUV’s – 2016 BMW X1
Compact SUV’s– 2016 Hyundai Tucson
Luxury Compact SUV’s– 2016 Lexus NX
2-Row SUV’s– 2016 Nissan Murano
3-Row SUV’s– 2016 Honda Pilot
Large SUV’s– 2016 Chevrolet Traverse
Full Size Trucks– 2016 Ram 1500
Compact Trucks– 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
Editors at Car and Driver Magazine had their own selection of 2016 best cars. They did not limit their list to one car per category. While many winners are listed above, more Jeep brand and BMW’s can be found on their list which expands categories to include convertibles and sports cars.
“Finding the right car for you will not be your only consideration. Car insurance is a requirement,” reminds Buck. GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent car insurance agency.
Florida requires drivers to have the minimum of $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 property damage liability (PDL). The purchase of a new car you will most likely want a little more auto insurance than the basic requirement.
As you speak with your insurance agent you can determine the car insurance needs that provide you with the most comfort while staying within your budget. You can add comprehensive car insurance, uninsured motorist coverage, gap insurance, personal umbrella policy, emergency roadside service and rental car insurance.
If you are looking for auto insurance give GreatFlorida Insurance a call today, our friendly and knowledgeable insurance agents can get you headed in the right direction.
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