“The Washington Auto Show is delighted to be hosting this important showcase, and we want to congratulate all of the deserving winners,” said Washington Auto Show President and CEO John O’Donnell. “Millions of people rely on U.S. News for information about new vehicles, and we support their dedication to helping buyers make informed choices.”
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 also publishes the Best Cars awards, including Best Vehicle Brands, Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families.
“Cars with low price tags aren’t always good values,” said Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “A cheap car can have high ownership costs, making it more expensive in the long run. Plus, a lot of inexpensive cars don’t give you a great ownership experience; it’s not a good deal if it’s not a good car. Every Best Car for the Money winner is a pleasure to own and a good value overall.”
According to the U.S. News staff, within each class the award winner has the best combination of quality and value. Quality is measured using a car’s overall score in the U.S. News Best Car Rankings.
The overall score is based on safety and reliability data, as well as the collective opinion of the automotive press on a given model’s performance and interior and how strongly each reviewer recommends the car. Value was measured by looking at each model’s real-time transaction prices, provided by TrueCar, and five-year total cost of ownership data, calculated by Vincentric.
Covering 11 automotive categories, the awards highlight the cars, SUVs and minivans that give drivers the best combination of quality and value in their respective classes. Kia won the most awards with four, Toyota won three, Honda won two and Chevrolet and Hyundai each won one.
“The Washington, D.C. Auto Show is the perfect place for presenting these awards today,” added Page Deaton. “Like the Best Cars for the Money awards, the D.C. Auto Show is focused on helping consumers find the right car for their lifestyle and budget.”
|2020 Hyundai Santa Fe||Best 2-Row SUV for the Money|
|2020 Kia Sorento||Best 3-Row SUV for the Money|
|2020 Kia Forte||Best Compact Car for the Money|
|2020 Honda CR-V||Best Compact SUV for the Money|
|2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid||Best Hybrid and Electric Car for the Money|
|2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid||Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for the Money|
|2020 Chevrolet Impala||Best Large Car for the Money|
|2020 Toyota Camry||Best Midsize Car for the Money|
|2020 Kia Sedona||Best Minivan for the Money|
|2020 Honda Fit||Best Subcompact Car for the Money|
|2020 Kia Soul||
Best Subcompact SUV for the Money