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Best Cars for the Money

February 20, 2014

If you're in the market for a new car, of course you're going to want a vehicle that is not only a great value, but also features top marks in performance, comfort and reliability.

Lucky for you, US News has recently announced the winners of its 2014 Best Cars for the Money awards. Each year, they recognize the top cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs that are the total package by looking at not just the monetary value, but each vehicle's performance, interior features and comfort, reliability and safety ratings.

This year's winners include the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Santa Fe, Lexus RX 350, and Toyota Tacoma. See below for a full list of winners.

If you're considering any of these award-winning cars, remember to use TrueCar to find local dealers who are most willing to negotiate on these vehicles.

Subcompact CarFord Fiesta
Compact CarMazda Mazda3
Upscale Small CarVolkswagen GTI
HatchbackFord Fiesta
Midsize CarToyota Camry
Upscale Midsize CarChevrolet Volt
Large CarChevrolet Impala
Hybrid CarFord Fusion Hybrid
Sports CarScion FR-S
WagonVolkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Compact SUVHonda CR-V
Luxury Compact SUVAcura RDX
2-Row Midsize SUVFord Edge
3-Row Midsize SUVHyundai Santa Fe
Luxury 2-Row Midsize SUVLexus RX 350
Luxury 3-Row Midsize SUVAcura MDX
Large SUVChevrolet Tahoe
Hybrid SUVLexus RX Hybrid
MinivanMazda Mazda5
Compact Pickup TruckToyota Tacoma
Full Size Pickup TruckRam 1500

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- Gregg Fidan

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About: Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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