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U.S. News Announces the 2016 Best Cars for the Money

U.S. News Announces the 2016 Best Cars for the Money

Honda stands out among automakers;
Awards to be presented at 2016 Chicago Auto Show 

Washington, D.C. – February 9, 2016 – Honda Motor Company earns the most awards in the 2016 U.S. News Best Cars for the Money awards, unveiled today at Covering 23 automotive categories, the awards highlight a single vehicle in each class that provides consumers with the best combination of quality and value.

Honda’s six awards – the most awards won by a single brand in the last five years – include Best Compact Car, Subcompact Car and Minivan for the Money. “Honda continues to impress reviewers with the quality and design of nearly all of their products,” says Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “No matter what kind of car someone is looking for, a Honda is almost always a good choice.”

Chevrolet and Toyota each won three awards. Acura, Honda’s luxury division, earned two. The Lincoln MKX won Best Luxury Two-Row SUV for the Money, breaking the Lexus RX’s seven-year winning streak.

The 2016 awards are the first to include the rapidly expanding affordable and luxury subcompact SUV classes, with the Honda HR-V winning Best Subcompact SUV for the Money and the BMW X1 winning Best Luxury Subcompact SUV for the Money.

The Best Cars for the Money awards will be presented to the winning automakers during press preview days at the Chicago Auto Show, on February 11, 2016.


Compact Cars/2016 Honda Civic
Upscale Small Cars/2016 Audi A3
Midsize Cars/2016 Toyota Camry
Upscale Midsize Cars/2016 Acura TLX
Subcompact SUVs/2016 Honda HR-V
Luxury Subcompact SUVs/2016 BMW X1
Compact SUVs/2016 Hyundai Tucson
Luxury Compact SUVs/2016 Lexus NX
Full Size Pickup Trucks/2016 Ram 1500

For the full set of winners and finalists, visit

The Best Cars for the Money methodology combines quality and value data into a composite score. Within each of the 23 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 published. 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 published, as calculated by

Award Contact: Jamie Page Deaton, (603) 717-2992,

Media Contact: Lucy Lyons, (202) 955-2155,

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 had over 45 million unique visitors over the past year, with over 65 percent of visitors actively shopping for a car. Eighty percent of active shoppers reported that the U.S. News Best Cars site influenced their car purchasing decision.

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, provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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