Cars with low price tags aren’t always the best value. They can have higher ownership costs, such as repairs, and provide a less comfortable ride and fewer safety features.
So which 2020 models offer the most for the money? Good question.
The annual “Best Cars for the Money” report rates vehicles in eleven categories, including hybrid and electric, SUV and sedan.
Kia won the most awards with four, Toyota won three, including the Corolla Hybrid shown here, for best Hybrid for the money.
Honda won two and Chevrolet and Hyundai each won one.
The annual report is by US News and World Report.
ecoXplorer Evelyn Kanter has written numerous automotive articles for US News and World Report.
Link to my articles for US News and World Report.
Covering 11 automotive categories, the awards highlight the cars, SUVs and minivans that give drivers and passengers the best combination of quality and value in their respective classes, including for warranty coverage, annual fuel economy and other factors.
Each vehicle was rated by looking at each model’s real-time transaction prices, provided by TrueCar, and five-year total cost of ownership data, calculated by Vincentric.
Here are the 2020 Best Cars for the Money winners:
Best 2-Row SUV for the Money
Best 3-Row SUV for the Money
Best Compact Car for the Money
Best Compact SUV for the Money
Best Hybrid and Electric Car for the Money
Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for the Money
Best Large Car for the Money
Best Midsize Car for the Money
Best Minivan for the Money
Best Subcompact Car for the Money
Best Subcompact SUV for the Money
The awards were announced on Jan. 23, 2020 at the annual Washington, D. C. Auto Show in Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Learn more about the auto show here.
Since 2007, U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America.
U.S. News also publishes the Best Cars awards each year, including Best Vehicle Brands, Best Cars for Families and articles with advice for researching purchases, auto insurance and more.
ecoXplorer Eveyn Kanter is a journalist with 20+ years of experience as a newspaper and magazine writer, radio & TV news producer & reporter, and guidebook and smartphone app author – all focusing on travel, automotive, the environment and your rights as a consumer.
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