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2016 Best Cars for the Money List

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 and CarsDirect .

 Leasing DealFinancing Deal
CategoryWinnerMonthly PaymentTerm (Months)Due at SigningFinancingTerm (Months)Cash Back
2-Row SUV2016 Nissan Murano$28936$2,6990%36$500
3-Row SUV2016 Honda Pilot    1.99%60 
Compact Car2016 Honda Civic$17939$1,9991.99%60 
Compact Truck2016 Chevrolet Colorado$26939$2,2992.9%60 
Compact SUV2016 Hyundai Tucson$20936$2,999    
Full-Size Pickup Truck2016 Ram 1500$19924$2,9990%60Up to $3,000
Hatchback2016 Honda Fit    1.99%60 
Hybrid Car2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid$16936$2,7190%60Up to $700
Hybrid SUV2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid$22936$3,1990%60 
Large Car2016 Chevrolet Impala$26939$3,5992.9%60 
Large SUV2016 Chevrolet Traverse$26939$4,0290%60$500
Luxury 2-Row SUV2016 Lincoln MKX$39936$2,6790%48 
Luxury 3-Row SUV2016 Acura MDX$41936$2,9991.9%; 2.9%36; 60 
Luxury Compact SUV2016 Lexus NX$34936$2,999    
Luxury Subcompact SUV2016 BMW X1$36936$4,2942.92%72 
Midsize Car2016 Toyota Camry$16936$1,9990%60Up to $1,000
Minivan2016 Honda Odyssey$26936$2,4990.9%60 
Sports Car2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata$40936$0    
Subcompact SUV2016 Honda HR-V    1.99%60 
Upscale Midsize Car2016 Acura TLX$31936$2,9991.9%; 2.9%36; 60 
Upscale Small Car2016 Audi A3$29936$2,589    
Wagon2016 Toyota Prius v$22936$2,6990.9%60





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

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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.
- Gregg Fidan

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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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