Best Cars for the Money
February 20, 2014If 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 Car||Ford Fiesta|
|Compact Car||Mazda Mazda3|
|Upscale Small Car||Volkswagen GTI|
|Midsize Car||Toyota Camry|
|Upscale Midsize Car||Chevrolet Volt|
|Large Car||Chevrolet Impala|
|Hybrid Car||Ford Fusion Hybrid|
|Sports Car||Scion FR-S|
|Wagon||Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen|
|Compact SUV||Honda CR-V|
|Luxury Compact SUV||Acura RDX|
|2-Row Midsize SUV||Ford Edge|
|3-Row Midsize SUV||Hyundai Santa Fe|
|Luxury 2-Row Midsize SUV||Lexus RX 350|
|Luxury 3-Row Midsize SUV||Acura MDX|
|Large SUV||Chevrolet Tahoe|
|Hybrid SUV||Lexus RX Hybrid|
|Compact Pickup Truck||Toyota Tacoma|
|Full Size Pickup Truck||Ram 1500|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar No-Haggle, CarsDirect, and NADAGuides are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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