Winners of the 2021 Best Cars for the Money Awards have been picked out by U.S.News & World Report.
The awards cover 11 different automotive classes. The winners have the best-in-class combination of quality and value.
To measure quality, editors of the aforementioned resource collected and analyzed every published, credible review of a given model to get the consensus opinion on a vehicle’s drivability, comfort, connectivity, technologies, then united those data with fuel efficiency, cargo space, safety and reliability to receive a numerical overall score.
To measure value, U.S.News & World Report combined 5-year total ownership costs from Vincentric with real-time transaction prices reported by TrueCar.
Toyota won four wins, Kia and Honda – three awards each, Hyundai won one award.
2021 Best Cars for the Money winners are the following:
|Hyundai Accent||$15,395 – 19,500||Subcompact Car|
|Kia Forte||$17,890 – 23,290||Compact Car|
|Toyota Camry||$24,970 – 35,545||Midsize Car|
|Toyota Avalon||$35,875 – 42,875||Large Car|
|Toyota Corolla Hybrid||$23,400||Hybrid and Electric Car|
|Kia Soul||$17,490 – 27,550||Subcompact SUV|
|Honda CR-V||$25,350 – 35,150||Compact SUV|
|Honda Passport||$32,590 – 43,980||Two-row SUV|
|Kia Sorento||$29,390 – 42,590||Three-row SUV|
|Toyota RAV4 Hybrid||$28,500 – 37,030||Hybrid and Electric SUV|
|Honda Odyssey||$31,790 – 47,820||Minivan|
For some reason, there are no pickup trucks on the list, which are so beloved by Americans. Affordable offerings can well be found among them: for example, the 2021 Chevy Colorado ($25,200-43,200).