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2015 Best Cars for the Money

The U.S. News 2015 Best Cars for the Money awards help take the guesswork out of car shopping by highlighting the cars, trucks and SUVs with the best combination of positive reviews and long-term ownership costs in 21 different automotive classes.

To find the award winners, we combined the average price paid from TrueCar, Inc. 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, along with reliability and safety ratings.

See the Photo Gallery of the Winners »

The Winners: Cars

The Winners: SUVs and Minivans

The Winners: Trucks

New car sales are currently booming, and strong demand has pushed the average new car transaction price to the highest it’s ever been. Buying a cheap car might save you money at the dealership, but if it has an uncomfortable interior, outdated tech features and poor performance, you’ll be disappointed each mile you drive. You might also face higher repair and other ownership costs, and end up paying more overall.

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 2015 Best Cars for the Money award winners make excellent choices. 

See photos of the 2015 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: 2012 | 2013 | 2014

5-year total cost of ownership data provided by Vincentric, LLC Average price paid data provided by TrueCar™

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