Tuesday, February 7, 2017
U.S. News Announces the 2017 Best Cars for the Money
Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Company win most awards
Trophies to be presented at 2017 Chicago Auto Show
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the 2017 Best Cars for the Money atwww.usnews.com/cars-money. Covering 20 automotive categories, the awards highlight vehicles that provide consumers with the best combination of quality and value.
Together, Toyota and Lexus took home five awards, while Honda and its luxury brand, Acura, earned four. "Most consumers know to look to Toyota for value and reliability," says Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of the U.S. News Best Car rankings. "However, these wins show that Toyota and Lexus go beyond the basics and impress reviewers with the performance, comfort and connectivity of their products, while also providing compelling pricing and ownership costs versus the competition."
Kia earned its first awards in five years. The Kia Sorento was named Best 3-Row SUV for the Money, while the Kia Soul won Best Compact Car for the Money. "Kia models tend to have lower starting prices and more standard features than the competition," says Page Deaton. "What may surprise car shoppers, however, is that they also provide high levels of comfort and refinement."
The Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Impala, Nissan Murano and Acura MDX continue to be solid choices for consumers, winning their respective categories for three or more years in a row. The Chrysler Pacifica, the Best Minivan for the Money, and Fiat 124 Spider, the Best Sports Car for the Money, are first-time award winners. This is also the first year that any Chrysler or Fiat model has won a Best Car for the Money award.
The Best Cars for the Money awards will be presented to the winning automakers during press preview days at the Chicago Auto Show, on February 9, 2017.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 BEST CARS FOR THE MONEY AWARDS
2017 Kia Soul
2017 Fiat 124 Spider
2017 Hyundai Sonata
2017 Honda HR-V
Full Size Trucks
2017 Ford F-150
For the full set of winners and finalists, visit www.usnews.com/cars-money.
Click here to read the full report.