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The Best Cars for the Money

The 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

CategoryWinning Vehicle
Subcompact CarsHonda Fit
Compact CarsVolkswagen Golf
HatchbacksHonda Fit
Upscale Small CarsAudi A3
Midsize CarsHyundai Sonata
Upscale Midsize CarsAcura TLX
Large CarsChevrolet Impala
Hybrid CarsToyota Camry Hybrid
Sports CarsVolkswagen GTI
WagonsSubaru Outback
Compact SUVsHonda CR-V
Luxury Compact SUVsAcura RDX
2-Row SUVsNissan Murano
Luxury 2-Row SUVsLexus RX 350
3-Row SUVsHyundai Santa Fe
Luxury 3-Row SUVsAcura MDX
Large SUVsMazda CX-9
Hybrid SUVsToyota Highlander Hybrid
MinivansMazda Mazda5
Compact TrucksChevrolet Colorado
Full Size TrucksRam 1500





3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:

Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted Network

Select the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
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Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.

Step 3 Complete my Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
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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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