WASHINGTON† January 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –– US News & World Report, the global authority on rankings and consumer advice, today released the 2022 Best cars for the money awards† Spanning 11 car categories, the awards highlight cars, SUVs and minivans that represent the best combination of long-term value and excellent ownership experience. For the second time, US News will present the Best Cars for the Money awards at the Washington, DC Car Show.
“Buying a new car is a big decision, and finding a car that is good value for money requires more than just a low price tag,” he said. Jim Sharific, editor-in-chief of US News Best Cars. “The cheapest car on the lot may have a high cost of ownership, or may not be a good fit for the buyer’s needs. A Best Cars for the Money award represents strong value at the dealership and throughout ownership. These vehicles also offer a rewarding ownership experience, with comfort, features and performance buyers will appreciate.”
Hyundai won five Best Car for the Money awards this year, more than any other brand. Honda earned three, while Kia, Nissan and Toyota earned one each. The Honda Odyssey won this award for the sixth time, while the Toyota Avalon now has four Best Large Car for the Money wins to its name. The Honda Civic won the award for the third time, while the two-time winners are the Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Tucson and Nissan Versa. The Honda Accord, Hyundai Elantra Hybrid and Hyundai Tucson Hybrid each won the award for the first time
Within each class, the award winner has the best combination of quality and value. We measured quality using a car’s overall score in the US News Best Car Rankings. The overall score is based on safety and reliability data, as well as the collective opinion of the automotive press about the performance and interior of a particular model and how strongly each reviewer recommends the car. We measured value by looking at the real-time transaction prices of each model, provided by TrueCar, and the five-year total cost of ownership data, calculated by Vincentric.
On the award ceremony of the best cars for the money:
True: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
When: Today, January 20† 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
More information about the car show here†
“The Washington, DC Auto Show is honored to once again receive the 2022 Best Cars for the Money awards during our Public Policy Day on January 20,” said Washington Auto Show President and CEO John O’Donnell† “These awards have become an essential part of our annual show, just as US News is an integral part of the consumer’s decision-making process when purchasing a new vehicle. We look forward to providing our show visitors with cars that fit their lifestyles on their budget.”
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Since 2007, US News Best Cars, US News & World Report’s automotive channel, has been publishing rankings of the most new cars sold in America. Each year, US News also publishes Best Cars awards, including Best Vehicle Brands, Best Cars for the Money, and Best Cars for Families. US News Best Cars supports car buyers throughout the car buying journey, providing advice on researching cars, finding cars near you, and getting the best rate on auto insurance. US News Best Cars had more than 81 million visitors last year, the majority of whom were actively looking for a car. More than 70% of active shoppers reported that US News influenced their car purchase decision, saying they trust our advice is unbiased and would recommend our site to others.
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