The Best Car of 2016 (So Far)


In this post, we will look at 5 of the best-rated cars of 2016 according to various experts from around the internet. The list includes the best compact car; the best mid-sized car; the best large car for the money; the best mid-size SUV; and the best sports car. We will point out what factors make these vehicles the best buys for 2016. At Hansma Automotive, we live and breathe cars so we are confident that, like us, you will find this list interesting. If you are in need of repairs to your current vehicle, come and visit the professionals at Hansma Automotive.


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Best Compact Car - Subaru Impreza

Consumer Reports ranks the Subaru Impreza as the best compact car of 2016. Among its best attributes are its ride quality, roominess, safety, and overall comfort for a small car. The 2.0-litre engine with manual or continuously variable transmission allows it to handle most driving scenarios with relative ease. With a longer wheelbase than previous models, the car provides more stability and less road noise.

Best Mid-Sized Car - Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai brand has been making huge strides over the past few years and hits the mark with its most recent rendition of the popular Sonata. The vehicle features solid improvements over the previous version. Car and Driver finds it to be a more satisfying car to drive than either the Mazda 6 or the Honda Accord, despite not having quite as much road feel as the former or handling as the latter. The Hyundai still offers great value for money, coming well equipped with standard features.

Best Large Car For the Money - Chevrolet Impala

Are you looking for value for money? USA News believes that the Chevrolet Impala is the best large car for the money. They cite a luxurious cabin, user-friendly dash, spacious trunk, and a good balance of handling and comfort as being its chief selling points.  The review reports that "When you get inside the Impala, it feels more like a luxury car than a mainstream sub-$30,000 sedan."  Our team of experts are also happy to see a North American car ranking so high.

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Best Mid-Size SUV - Kia Sorento

If you need to haul people around, but want to do it in style and comfort, Consumer Reports believes that the Kia Sorento will get the job done. The review states that, "The Sorento is functional and refined, and its wide price range makes it an alternative to small and midsized SUVs." The vehicle offers a wide range of powertrains to meet the various needs and preferences of its owners. 

Best Sports Car - Chevrolet Corvette

If you've got places to go and people to see, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette just might be the car of choice for you. Car and Driver is confident that, "The mighty Corvette truly competes with the world’s greatest sports cars, no excuses required." One look at its bold, confident good looks has us at Hansma Automotive inclined to agree. Car and Driver reviews the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport which the Corvette chief engineer, Tadge Jeuchter describes as "the purist's Corvette." It certainly sets the heart racing just thinking about its 6.2 liter V8 delivering 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque!

The  Hansma Professional Touch

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USA News Ranking and Reviews
Consumer Report - Top 10 Picks of 2016
Car And Driver - The Best Cars, Trucks, SUV's and More for 2016: Editor's Choice Awards


Posted on January 2, 2017 .