Awards Given For Best Cars For The Money

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Jesse Sears is a Los Angeles-based journalist, fiction writer and jazz trumpeter. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge and has worked as a writer in the automotive industry for more than 10 years.

A classic Japanese car enthusiast and amateur autocross driver, Jesse counts the Toyota 2000GT and MR2 among his all-time favorite car models. He seeks to draw on his industry experience and knowledge base to provide relevant automotive news and car-buying advice of real value to consumers from all walks of life.

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, Automotive Editor - February 19, 2015

These are the models that won the accolade and have the sales to prove it.

We get the question on a daily basis: what's the best car for the money? It's tough to answer because almost every car being sold today has a unique selling proposition, and more importantly, represents value in terms of what you're paying for. Cars, trucks and crossovers are safer and more fuel-efficient than ever. And now, a publication has come out with their own list of what the best cars for the money are. The 2015 U.S. News and World Report Best Cars for the Money results are in, with Honda taking home nearly a third of the twenty-one accolades awarded to the top overall value buy in each of the new car industry’s most popular segments. Including its resurgent Acura luxury brand, Honda took home six awards, highlighted by a pair of well-deserved wins for the all-new 2015 Fit hatchback.

Toyota earned the second-most segment top picks with three, while import brands nearly made it a clean sweep, shutting out domestic automakers in all but the large car (2015 Chevrolet Impala), compact pickup (2015 Chevrolet Colorado) and full-size pickup (2015 RAM 1500) categories.

The consumer publication picks its annual Best Cars for the Money by compiling automotive journalist reviews, average price paid, reliability and safety ratings, and estimated 5-year total cost of ownership.

Here's the complete list of winners for 2015.

Passenger Cars

Honda Fit

Subcompact Car: 2015 Honda Fit

Hatchback: 2015 Honda Fit

Compact Car: 2015 Volkswagen Golf

Midsize Car: 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Large Car: 2015 Chevrolet Impala

Wagon: 2015 Subaru Outback

Hybrid Car: 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Sports Car: 2015 Volkswagen GTI

Upscale Small Car: 2015 Audi A3

Upscale Midsize Car: 2015 Acura TLX

SUV/CUVs

Honda CR-V

Compact SUV: 2015 Honda CR-V

2-Row SUV: 2015 Nissan Murano

3-Row SUV: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

Large SUV: 2015 Mazda CX-9

Hybrid SUV: 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Minivan: 2015 Mazda Mazda5

Luxury Compact SUV: 2015 Acura RDX

Luxury 2-Row SUV: 2015 Lexus RX 350

Luxury 3-Row SUV: 2015 Acura MDX

Trucks

Chevrolet Colorado

Compact Truck: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Full-Size Truck: 2015 RAM 1500

, Automotive Editor

Jesse Sears is a Los Angeles-based journalist, fiction writer and jazz trumpeter. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge and has worked as a writer in the automotive industry for more than 10 years.

A classic Japanese car enthusiast and amateur autocross driver, Jesse counts the Toyota 2000GT and MR2 among his all-time favorite car models. He seeks to draw on his industry experience and knowledge base to provide relevant automotive news and car-buying advice of real value to consumers from all walks of life.

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