Nearly every Mexico-made vehicle that is marketed in the U.S. made it to the 2019 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards. In fact, only the Volkswagen Beetle, the Fiat 500 and the Dodge Journey were left out, while the rest made their way to their respective categories.
Each year Consumer Guide Automotive editors select the best vehicles from 20 segments to receive Best Buy Awards, with vehicle price and value being major factors in their selection process.
Consumer Guide evaluates numerous vehicles during the year to determine which ones prove their value and available features. Vehicles selected for the Automotive Awards offer a combination of features and options plus the dynamic qualities that make for safe, enjoyable and reliable transportation choices.
By prioritizing these key consideration points in the car-buying process, the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards serve a practical purpose to everyday car shoppers.
In the Subcompact Car segment, among the vehicles awarded were the Ford Fiesta, the Honda Fit, the Hyundai Accent, the Kia Rio and the Toyota Yaris Sedan.
The Compact Car was the category that had the most Mexico-made nameplates in it, including the Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa, Nissan Versa Note, Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Golf, including its Alltrack and SportWagen variants.
Even the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, whose production officially started in September made it to the list in the Premium compact segment.
The Midsize category included the Ford Fusion, while the Premium Midsize featured the Lincoln MKZ. Both vehicles are built in Hermosillo, Sonora.
The Subcompact Crossover/SUV segment included the Chevrolet Trax, the Honda HR-V, the Nissan Kicks, while the Compact Crossover/SUV featured the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Jeep Compass and the Volkswagen Tiguan. In the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV segment both the Audi Q5 and the Infiniti QX50 made the list.
In the Compact Pickup category featured the Toyota Tacoma as the Large Pickup tier included the Chevrolet Silverado and its sibling the GMC Sierra.