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US News: These cars are the best bang for the buck

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Everyone is looking for a great deal when stepping into the shiny halls of a car dealership. But getting a car that is a great value extends past the price you pay at the showroom. You have to consider the quality of the car, how much you’ll pay, and how much it costs to operate the vehicle in the long run.

This is exactly what US News and World Report delved into when creating a list of the best cars for the money. The publication took into consideration a car’s performance, safety, comfort, and reliability, but it also used TrueCar data to determine the average cost of purchase. In addition, the publication obtained five-year cost of ownership data from Vincentric.

US News’ list rates the best value in 20 vehicle categories, ranging from hybrids to full-size trucks.

The biggest winner this year is Toyota/Lexus, whose vehicles took the top spot in five categories.

“Most consumers know to look to Toyota for value and reliability,” U.S. News Best Car rankings managing editor, Jamie Page Deaton, said in a statement. “However, these wins show that Toyota and Lexus go beyond the basics and impress reviewers with the performance, comfort and connectivity of their products, while also providing compelling pricing and ownership costs versus the competition.”

Following close behind Toyota, Honda/Acura emerged victorious in four categories. In total, import brands took 15 of the 20 categories.

Here’s a list of the World Report’s Best Cars for the Money for 2017:

1) Best 2-row SUV for the money: 2017 Nissan Murano

2) Best 3-row SUV for the money: 2017 Kia Sorento

3) Best compact car for the money: 2017 Kia Soul
4) KiaBest compact SUV for the money: 2017 Honda CR-V
5) Best compact truck for the money: 2017 Chevrolet Colorado
6) Best full-size truck for the money: 2017 Ford F-150
7) Best hybrid car for the money: 2017 Toyota Prius
8) Best hybrid SUV for the money: 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
9) Best large car for the money: 2017 Chevrolet Impala
10) Best large SUV for the money: 2017 Ford Expedition
11) Best luxury 2-row SUV for the money: 2017 Lexus RX
12) Best luxury 3-row SUV for the money: 2017 Acura MDX
13) Best luxury compact SUV for the money: 2017 Lexus NX
14) Best luxury midsize car for the money: Lexus ES
15) Best luxury small car for the money: 2017 Audi A4
16) Best midsize car for the money: 2017 Hyundai Sonata
17) Best minivan for the money: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
18) Best sports car for the money: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

19) Best subcompact car for the money: 2017 Honda Fit

20) Best subcompact SUV for the money: 2017 Honda HR-V

2 Comments

  1. Carmaniac says:

    just bought the Chev Colorado in November last year and glad to see it made top 5.

  2. JerrMan says:

    Way to go Nissan. They’ve come a long way. Love the new Murano

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