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U.S. News Announces the 2013 Best Cars for the Money

U.S. News & World Report recently announced the 2013 Best Cars for the Money award winners. The awards cover 21 automotive categories, from compact cars to three-row SUVs. Within each class, a single vehicle was selected based on the best combination of quality and value. "The award winners show that when it comes to cars, you can have your cake and eat it too," said Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. "There's a misconception that a car that offers a good value is boring. Our awards show that a car can have good performance, the latest features, plenty of comfort and still be a smart financial choice for the long haul." For more, see usnews.com/cars-money.

• Ford took home the most awards with six of its models selected as winners: Escape, Taurus, Fusion, Focus, Edge and Fusion Hybrid. This is the second year in a row that Ford has won six of the awards.

• The award winners are mixed between foreign and domestic automakers. Import brands took home 12 awards. Five of those went to Toyota and its Scion and Lexus brands. American car brands won nine awards, with six of the awards going to Ford and three going to General Motors.

• Despite being a reviewer favorite for years, 2013 marks the first time BMW has won a Best Car for the Money award. The BMW X1's win for Luxury Compact SUV for the Money shows that by opting for smaller models, buyers can still get a luxury car experience without sacrificing value.

And the winners are . . .

Subcompact Car: 2013 Honda Fit

Compact Car: 2013 Ford Focus

Hatchback: 2013 Honda Fit

Sports Car: 2013 Scion FR-S

Upscale Small Car: 2013 Buick Verano

Midsize Car: 2013 Ford Fusion

Upscale Midsize Car: 2013 Buick Regal

Hybrid Car: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Large Car: 2013 Ford Taurus

Wagon: 2013 Subaru Outback

Compact SUV: 2013 Ford Escape

2-Row Midsize SUV: 2013 Ford Edge

3-Row Midsize SUV: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hybrid SUV: 2013 Lexus RX Hybrid

Luxury Compact SUV: 2013 BMW X1

Luxury 2-Row Midsize SUV: 2013 Lexus RX 350

Luxury 3-Row Midsize SUV: 2013 Acura MDX

Large SUV: 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe

Minivan: 2013 Mazda Mazda5

Compact Pickup Truck: 2013 Toyota Tacoma

Full Size Pickup Truck: 2013 Toyota Tundra

U.S. News Announces the 2013 Best Cars for the Money 02/28/13 [Last modified: Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:11pm]
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