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Ford Ranked Third In KBB’s 10 Most Awarded Brands Of 2021

Ford has racked up a host of awards from Kelley Blue Book in recent weeks, including Best Full-Size SUV honors for the 2022 Ford Expedition, a Best Full-Size Truck award for the 2022 Ford F-150, a Best Buy award for the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E, Best New Model and Best New Compact Truck for the 2022 Ford Maverick, and Best Resale Value awards for the 2021 Ford F-Series and the 2021 Ford Ranger, while Ford itself ranked as the most considered non-luxury brand in Q3. All of those distinctions also helped Ford rank as KBB’s third most awarded brand in 2021.

In total, Ford brought home 18 KBB awards, finishing behind Toyota, which racked up a total of 41 awards, and Hyundai, which finished with 22. The Blue Oval beat out Kia (17), Honda (15), Subaru (15), Jeep (11), Lexus (10), Mazda (10), and Nissan (9) as well.

“Ford has a strong lineup that includes the best-selling F-150, which is a 7-time Best Buy Award winner,” KBB said. “It also received a 5-Year Cost to Own award. Plenty of new vehicles received awards, too, with the Mustang Mach-E named one of the 14 Best New and Redesigned SUVs for 2021. The Bronco also earned recognition as one of the 10 Most Fun SUVs of 2021, helping Ford earn 18 awards in total.”

“There are many noteworthy automotive brands and vehicles in the marketplace, but ultimately Toyota and its RAV4 won the most Kelley Blue Book awards and accolades in 2021,” said Jason Allan, director of editorial for Kelley Blue Book. “Our team works year-round testing and reviewing vehicles, along with examining all kinds of relevant data, to compile our recommendations for the best cars in a wide range of categories – all with the ultimate goal to help car shoppers as they navigate their journey. The standout vehicles are strong enough that they often appear on multiple lists, and the top brands boast lineups full of award winners.”

We’ll have more on all the latest Ford Motor Company awards soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Roy Chile’s

    Imagine had FORD put some of that energy in its luxury division LINCOLN ? Haha 2nd to Hyundai what a joke KBB you couldn’t give me one, what garbage

  2. c

    What awards did Toyota win? The Rav4 is crap (just drove one for 3 hours a few days ago and it’s ride quality is horrible). The new Zupra/86 is a joke. Half of the lineup is outdated. Do the folks over at KBB have a hard on for them or something?

    And Hyundai? What have they done? They revealed a car on par with a BMW X6 in terms of design (which is to say, disgusting) in the new Santa Cruz. Their current lineup has zero noteworthy vehicles other than the Ioniq (which falls behind the Mach E and Model Y).

    They must have won some “reliability” awards, even though these are brand new cars that have not been time-tested for reliability. What a joke car journalism has become.

    1. David M Klimmek

      Very true! I agree.


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