U.S. News & World Report, known for its rankings and consumer advice, recently announced its 2024 Best Vehicle Brand and Best Certified Pre-Owned Program awards after evaluating 38 brands.
The brand award recognizes industry excellence across four key segments: cars, SUVs, trucks and luxury vehicles. Honda was recognized, for the third consecutive year, as the Best Car Brand thanks to the strong qualities of the Civic and Accord models. And Mazda won Best SUV Brand thanks to high quality.
“Our Best Vehicle Brand awards recognize the automakers that produce vehicles that best align with consumer interests,” said Jim Sharifi, Managing Editor of U.S. News Best Cars, in a statement. “Finding the right brand can be an important step toward buying the right vehicle.”
Ram won Best Truck Brand for the fifth consecutive year, thanks to consistently high overall quality across its Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 model series. And Rivian won Best Luxury Brand because it took an “innovative approach” to its luxury vehicles.
As for the 2024 Best Certified Pre-Owned Program, Lexus took the win on this one.
“Lexus is a top choice due to the brand’s strong reputation for reliability,” said Sharifi in a statement. “In addition to an exceptional warranty, L/Certified by Lexus wins our Best CPO Program award because of great benefits that include a free loaner car and free maintenance visits.”