Best Car Rankings for 2023
The best used and new cars, trucks, SUVs and more based on a data-driven analysis of each vehicle's reliability, resale value and safety.
Best Car Rankings by Vehicle Type
Listed below are the Best Cars in 33 vehicle categories, as ranked by iSeeCars' quality score. The quality score represents a combination of vehicle reliability, resale value, and safety. The cars with the highest ratings in all three areas are the best cars in each category, representing models that last the longest, hold their value over time, and provide the best occupant protection.
Identifying the top-ranked models in a category can help you quickly zero in on which vehicles to consider when buying your next car, SUV, or pickup truck. We’ve broken the categories into specific vehicle types and body styles, reflecting hatchbacks, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, SUVs, luxury cars, and even electric vehicles.
These lists also provide the best new car and used car pricing, as well as fuel-efficiency information, making it easy to find the best car deals, whether you’re considering popular mainstream brands or premium luxury automakers. If you’re looking to narrow your car-buying choices by focusing on the best vehicles, these ranked lists identify the top picks in every vehicle category, from the smallest compact cars to the largest luxury SUVs.
How We Rank These Cars
iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on the latest research by our data science team and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
We analyze data from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with the NHTSA's Safety Ratings to give you an unbiased guide to the best vehicles in each segment.
After being evaluated, vehicles with the highest average scores earn a spot in the iSeeCars Best Car Rankings. (No final score is given to vehicles missing a score in any of the categories, but scores for other categories are still shown.)
Vehicles are scored in three categories:
Reliability | 33.3%
The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.
Value Retention | 33.3%
The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.
Safety | 33.3%
The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).