Best Car for the Money Unveiled

Posted: Jan 25, 2011 09:52 a.m.

The economy is slowly recovering, but regardless of what state our national and personal finances are in, Americans have one thing in common: We all want to save money.

That’s where US News Automotive comes in. Every year we release our Best Car for the Money awards. This list features cars that that are affordable, offer good performance, quality interiors and have low five-year ownerships costs. The models we feature not only save you money, but they’re quality cars you can enjoy for the long haul.

If you’re in the market for a new car, this is the perfect list to start with. We’ve given you our top picks in 18 classes – subcompacts, compacts, hatchbacks, midsize cars, family sedans, upscale compacts, upscale sedans, hybrids, sports cars, minivans, wagons, compact crossovers, midsize crossovers, full size SUVs, luxury compact crossovers, luxury midsize crossovers, compact trucks and full size trucks.

If you purchase a Best Car for the Money, or use one to lead you to other money saving models, you’re sure to walk away from a dealership confident in your new purchase, more money in your pocket and long term savings ahead.

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