2014 Best Cars for the Money

Our 2014 Best Cars for the Money awards highlight cars that are great values and great cars to own.

To find the award winners, we combined the average price paid from TrueCar.com and five-year total cost of ownership data from Vincentric, LLC with the U.S. News Best Cars rankings data. The U.S. News rankings are based on the opinion of the automotive press about a car's performance, interior features and interior comfort, combined with reliability and safety ratings.

The Winners: Cars

The Winners: SUVs and Minivans

The Winners: Trucks

When shopping for a new car, most buyers want a good value. To some people, that means giving up on a car that has the performance, features and comfort they want for a car that they think will be a better fit for their budget in the long run.

It's important to realize, though, that a bad car with a rock-bottom price is no bargain. A low up-front price can hide high operating costs down the line. Also, as much time as people spend in their cars, getting a car that's not quite right, even if the price is right, can quickly wear on most owners.

The Best Cars for the Money awards cover 21 different automotive categories, so it's easy to find a great car that's also a great value and works for your lifestyle. If you're in the market for a new car, truck or SUV, the 2014 Best Cars for the Money award winners make excellent choices. 

See photos of the 2014 Best Cars for the Money and also check out the U.S. News Best Car Rankings for a complete list of the best cars on the market. If you want a great deal on a new car, check out our Best Price Program.

See winners from previous years: 2011 | 2012 | 2013

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