Which Are The “Best Cars For The Money” In Each Class?

According to US News and pricing expects TrueCar, once you find out the average prices people pay for new cars, along with running costs and ownership data, you end up with some pretty conclusive numbers.

The rankings were also helped by Vincentric’s number crunching efforts, which included cost of ownership data, meaning gas, insurance and repairs over five years.

Overall, it was the vehicle with the highest combination of quality and value that took home the award in each class. And an interesting fact is that there are no fewer than 13 Japanese models in the list, as opposed to 6 American, 2 European and 1 Korean.

Here’s a rundown of who won what in 2016:

Subcompact – Honda Fit
Compact – Honda Civic
Upscale Small CarsAudi A3
Hatchback – Honda Fit
Midsize Cars – Toyota Camry
Upscale Midsize CarsAcura TLX
Large Cars – Chevrolet Impala
Hybrid Cars – Ford Fusion Hybrid
Sports Cars – Mazda MX-5
Wagons – Toyota Prius V
Subcompact SUVs – Honda HR-V
Luxury Subcompact SUVs – BMW X1
Compact SUVs – Hyundai Tucson
Luxury Compact SUVs – Lexus NX
2-Row SUVs – Nissan Murano
Luxury 2-Row SUVs – Lincoln MKX
3-Row SUVs – Honda Pilot
Luxury 3-Row SUVs – Acura MDX
Large SUVs – Chevrolet Traverse
Hybrid SUVs – Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Minivans – Honda Odyssey
Full Size Trucks – RAM 1500
Compact Trucks – Chevrolet Colorado

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