Buying a new car or truck is a big investment … an investment of the worst kind since typically you lose thousands of dollars once you drive it off the lot. So it’s important that if you’re going to drop big cash like that, getting your money’s worth is vital.
If that’s a factory in your buying process, then, according to a recent survey by U.S. News & World Report, you need to start with a Honda. The magazine released its 2016 U.S. News Best Cars for the Money awards covering 23 automotive categories. Each award highlights a single vehicle in each class that provides consumers with the best combination of quality and value.
The Honda brand captured 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,” said 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.”
(Auto insurers tag renters with higher premiums. For more, Click Here.)
Honda led the way with Chevrolet and Toyota each winning three awards while Acura earned two. The Lincoln MKX won Best Luxury Two-Row SUV for the Money, breaking the Lexus RX’s seven-year winning streak.
“Honda is committed to building vehicles that bring joy to our customers and ultimately deliver long-term value,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division in a statement. “Quality and value for money are key attributes customers expect when buying a Honda, and these awards recognize the brand’s ongoing fulfillment of that promise.”
The rest of the winners included:
- Compact cars: Honda Civic
- Upscale small cars: Audi A3
- Midsize cars: Toyota Camry
- Upscale midsize cars: Acura TLX
- Subcompact SUVs: Honda HR-V
- Luxury subcompact SUVs: BMW X1
- Compact SUVs: Hyundai Tucson
- Luxury compact SUVs: Lexus NX
- Two-row SUVs: Nissan Murano
- Luxury two-row SUVs: Lincoln MKX
- Three-row SUVs: Honda Pilot
- Luxury three-row SUVs: Acura MDX
- Large SUVs: Chevrolet Traverse
- Hybrid SUVs: Toyota RAV4 hybrid
- Minivans: Honda Odyssey
- Full-size pickup trucks: Ram 1500
- Compact trucks: Chevrolet Colorado
- Large cars: Chevrolet Impala
- Hybrid cars: Ford Fusion hybrid
- Sports cars: Mazda Miata
- Wagons: Toyota Prius V
- Hatchbacks: Honda Fit
(Click Here for details about the 9% surge in U.S. highway fatalities.)
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.
“Since its launch in 2015, the NX has helped broaden the appeal of the Lexus brand,” said Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager, Lexus.
(To see more about Volkswagen’s diesel owners compensation program, Click Here.)
“It was important the NX go beyond utility with striking design and exciting performance. Beyond awards, the customer reaction to this vehicle is helping cement its reputation while enhancing the brand’s desirability for the next generation of luxury consumers.”