WASHINGTON, February 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – US News & World Report, the global authority on rankings and consumer advice, today announced the 2021 Best Cars for the Money Awards. Covering 11 automotive categories, the awards spotlight cars, SUVs and minivans that represent the best combination of long-term value and great owner experience.
“When it comes to car purchases, value is about more than low price,” he said Jamie Page Deaton, Editor-in-Chief of US News Best Cars. “Buying the cheapest car on the property can result in buyers having high running costs and a vehicle that doesn’t necessarily fit their needs. Best-for-the-money award winners have strong value propositions in the dealership and on the road. They are all a joy to own too, with the performance, comfort, and features buyers appreciate. “
Toyota won the most awards this year with four. Kia and Honda each earned three and Hyundai one. The Kia Forte, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Toyota Corolla Hybrid have each received their awards for the second year in a row, while the Kia Soul and Sorento have now won five years in a row. The Honda CR-V has also won five years in a row, and the Toyota Corolla has a four-year winning streak. The Honda Passport and the Hyundai Accent are both first-time winners.
Within each class, the winner has the best combination of quality and value. We measured quality based on a car’s total score in the US News Best Car Rankings. The overall rating is based on safety and reliability data, as well as the collective opinion of the automotive press about the performance and interior of a particular model, and how strongly each reviewer recommends the car. We measured the value by looking at each model’s real-time transaction prices provided by TrueCarand five year total cost of ownership calculated by Vincentric.
About US News Best Cars
Since 2007, US News Best Cars, the US News & World Report’s auto channel, has published a ranking of the most new vehicles sold in America. Every year US News also publishes the Best Cars Awards, including Best vehicle brands, Best cars for the money and Best cars for families. US News Best Cars supports and advises car buyers throughout the car buying journey Explore cars, Find cars for sale near you and get the best price on auto insurance. US News Best Cars had more than 73 million visitors last year, with the majority actively searching for a car. More than 70% of active buyers said US news influenced their car purchase decisions. They trust that our advice is unbiased and that they would recommend our website to others.
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