WASHINGTON — Honda and Lexus each had three models make U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Cars for the Money list, the most of all brands represented.
The annual list honors cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans that U.S. News determines give buyers both value and an outstanding ownership experience. The recognition covers 20 different automotive categories.
The report combines both U.S. News’ own tests and opinions to rank cars and combines those results with what it calls every “credible” published review of each model, along with safety and reliability data.
To determine “value,” it used TrueCar data for average new prices, along with a long-term picture of how much the model costs to own, including the cost of gas, insurance and repairs over five years.
Among this year’s winners:
- Best Compact Car: Kia Soul
- Best Minivan: Chrysler Pacifica
- Best Compact Truck: Chevrolet Colorado
Lexus was honored with Best Luxury Midsize Car, Best Luxury 2-Row SUV and Best Luxury Compact SUV. Honda was also honored for Best Subcompact Car, Best Subcompact SUV and Best Compact SUV.
See all 20 winners in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report Best Cars for the Money awards here.
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