Professional Car critics suggest a list of cars that aggregate the average price and the 5 year cost of ownership, to find the Best Cars for the Money.
The 2013 U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Awards highlight cars that professional car critics love that are also great values. The awards combine the average price paid and five-year total cost of ownership data from TrueCar.com with the U.S. News Best Car rankings data. The U.S. News rankings are based on the opinion of the automotive press about a car’s performance, interior features and interior comfort, as well as reliability data from J.D. Power and Associates and safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The winning cars have the best combination of critical acclaim and long-term value. In essence, these are the cars that will leave you feeling like you got a great car and a great deal.