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The Best Cars for the Money
February 19, 2015The Honda Fit, Audi A3, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, and Ram 1500 are just a few of the winners of the 2015 Best Cars for the Money awards from US News & World Report.
The Best Cars for the Money awards looks at a combination of positive reviews and long-term costs of ownership for vehicles in 21 different classes, from subcompact cars to full size trucks. The awards also take into consideration things like interior comfort, reliability, performance, and safety ratings.
Below is a look at all the 2015 winners. If you are considering purchasing any of these award-winning vehicles, make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the lowest prices being offered in your region.
Best Cars for the Money 2015 Award Winners
|Subcompact Cars||Honda Fit|
|Compact Cars||Volkswagen Golf|
|Upscale Small Cars||Audi A3|
|Midsize Cars||Hyundai Sonata|
|Upscale Midsize Cars||Acura TLX|
|Large Cars||Chevrolet Impala|
|Hybrid Cars||Toyota Camry Hybrid|
|Sports Cars||Volkswagen GTI|
|Compact SUVs||Honda CR-V|
|Luxury Compact SUVs||Acura RDX|
|2-Row SUVs||Nissan Murano|
|Luxury 2-Row SUVs||Lexus RX 350|
|3-Row SUVs||Hyundai Santa Fe|
|Luxury 3-Row SUVs||Acura MDX|
|Large SUVs||Mazda CX-9|
|Hybrid SUVs||Toyota Highlander Hybrid|
|Compact Trucks||Chevrolet Colorado|
|Full Size Trucks||Ram 1500|
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- Gregg Fidan
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