What car brands ranked highest for the 2024 model year?
As 2024 vehicle models hit showrooms, US News & World Report crunched the numbers to see which brands fare best when compared to each other.
There’s a lot to consider when buying a new car, but the new annual list hopes to help buyers decide which brands to consider when shopping. As the 2024 model year arrives in showrooms, US News & World Report crunched the numbers to see which brands fare best when compared to each other.
“We have some brands that have held the title of best brand in a given segment for a few years now, and then there are some newcomers as well,” said Jim Sharifi, managing editor of US News and World’s automotive team. a report.
For the third year in a row, Honda ranked first among car brands, and according to Al-Sharifi, the brand’s success comes with the redesign of the famous Civic and Accord models that consumers enjoyed.
“I think part of Honda’s success is, one, they have a really great product that has a good reputation for reliability, and there’s a lot of trust in the brand there,” he said.
A surprising newcomer to the list is the Mazda SUV. Sharifi said Mazda’s SUVs performed well in terms of their great driving range and having models with “upscale and premium interior designs.”
“What really helped push them over the edge is that they launched a new three-row SUV last year, the Mazda CX-90, which is available as a regular SUV and as a plug-in hybrid version,” he said. .
Another car brand that takes first place and comes in the category of best luxury brand. This year, it was not BMW, Mercedes, or Lexus that were the best, but rather the electric car manufacturer Rivian took the title of best.
The brand of electric SUVs and trucks is a premium brand that starts in the $70,000 range, he said.
“It’s really not that big of a price jump if you’re looking at a three-row Rivian R1S versus a midsize luxury SUV that’s just a traditional gas car,” Sharifi said.
He said the brand also received awards for the range you can drive at approximately 321 miles. Rivian cars also accelerate well and provide a “fantastic” overall driving experience, Sharifi said.
For buyers in the market for a 2024 truck, Ram comes out on top. Sharifi said this is the fifth year that Rahm has received the highest honors. He said the trucks’ suspension ranks them high in terms of ride quality.
“They look and feel upscale on the inside, too,” he said.
Ram also has some of the most user-friendly technology features on the market, according to Sharifi.