2016 Best Cars for the Money List
February 18, 2016
Some vehicles are worth your hard-earned money and some are not. US News & World Report's Best Cars Blog recently announced the winners of their 2016 Best Cars for the Money awards.
The list features cars, trucks and SUVs in 23 categories that have positive reviews and long-term value. Winners include the 2016 Nissan Murano, 2016 Ram 1500, 2016 Toyota Camry, and 2016 Audi A3. The full list is below, along with current leasing and financing deals.
And for even more great deals on these award-winning vehicles, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle, RydeShopper and CarsDirect.
|Leasing Deal||Financing Deal|
|Category||Winner||Monthly Payment||Term (Months)||Due at Signing||Financing||Term (Months)||Cash Back|
|2-Row SUV||2016 Nissan Murano||$289||36||$2,699||0%||36||$500|
|3-Row SUV||2016 Honda Pilot||1.99%||60|
|Compact Car||2016 Honda Civic||$179||39||$1,999||1.99%||60|
|Compact Truck||2016 Chevrolet Colorado||$269||39||$2,299||2.9%||60|
|Compact SUV||2016 Hyundai Tucson||$209||36||$2,999|
|Full-Size Pickup Truck||2016 Ram 1500||$199||24||$2,999||0%||60||Up to $3,000|
|Hatchback||2016 Honda Fit||1.99%||60|
|Hybrid Car||2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid||$169||36||$2,719||0%||60||Up to $700|
|Hybrid SUV||2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid||$229||36||$3,199||0%||60|
|Large Car||2016 Chevrolet Impala||$269||39||$3,599||2.9%||60|
|Large SUV||2016 Chevrolet Traverse||$269||39||$4,029||0%||60||$500|
|Luxury 2-Row SUV||2016 Lincoln MKX||$399||36||$2,679||0%||48|
|Luxury 3-Row SUV||2016 Acura MDX||$419||36||$2,999||1.9%; 2.9%||36; 60|
|Luxury Compact SUV||2016 Lexus NX||$349||36||$2,999|
|Luxury Subcompact SUV||2016 BMW X1||$369||36||$4,294||2.92%||72|
|Midsize Car||2016 Toyota Camry||$169||36||$1,999||0%||60||Up to $1,000|
|Minivan||2016 Honda Odyssey||$269||36||$2,499||0.9%||60|
|Sports Car||2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata||$409||36||$0|
|Subcompact SUV||2016 Honda HR-V||1.99%||60|
|Upscale Midsize Car||2016 Acura TLX||$319||36||$2,999||1.9%; 2.9%||36; 60|
|Upscale Small Car||2016 Audi A3||$299||36||$2,589|
|Wagon||2016 Toyota Prius v||$229||36||$2,699||0.9%||60|
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- Gregg Fidan
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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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