WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2018 — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the 2018 Best Cars for the Money. Covering 14 automotive categories, the awards highlight vehicles that provide consumers with the best combination of quality and value. Honda earned four of the awards this year, the most of any automaker.
“Honda has a well-earned reputation for quality,” says Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “The winners show that the brand goes above and beyond when it comes to offering smart tech features, comfortable day-to-day performance and great utility. Each of Honda's winners also has a good reliability rating, so buyers can enjoy their new car worry-free, with fewer repairs to help keep ownership costs low.”
Toyota and its luxury brand, Lexus, each won two awards, as did Honda's luxury brand, Acura, and Korean automaker Kia. This is the second consecutive win for both of Kia's models, the Soul and the Sorento. The Audi A3 is the sole winner from a European brand, and the lone award winner from domestic automakers is the Ford Edge. The Lexus RX 350 is winning a Best Car for the Money award for the ninth time.
The Best Cars for the Money awards will be presented to the winning automakers at the Chicago Auto Show on February 8, 2018.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2018 BEST CARS FOR THE MONEY AWARDS
For the full set of winners and finalists, visit www.usnews.com/cars-money.
The Best Cars for the Money methodology combines quality and value data into a composite score. Within each of the 14 categories, the vehicle with the highest score is named the Best Car for the Money in that category. Quality is measured by the overall score a vehicle achieved in the U.S. News car rankings at the time the awards are calculated. The rankings, updated regularly, compare cars on the basis of safety, reliability and a consensus of industry experts' opinions. Value is measured by a combination of a vehicle's five-year total cost of ownership provided by Vincentric, LLC and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are tabulated, as calculated by TrueCar.
ABOUT U.S. NEWS BEST CARS
Since 2007, U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. Each year, U.S. News publishes the Best Cars awards, including Best Vehicle Brands, Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families. U.S. News Best Cars helps more than 125,000 shoppers a day with their car-buying decisions. Close to 80 percent of these active shoppers reported that the U.S. News site influenced their purchasing decision.
ABOUT U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Real Estate, Cars and News & Opinion, www.usnews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit www.usnews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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