2019 Best Cars for the Money – U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, announced the 2019 Best Cars for the Money. Covering 14 automotive categories, the awards highlight vehicles that provide consumers with the best combination of quality and value. Honda and Kia tied for the most awards by any single brand, with three each. Neither European nor domestic automakers won trophies this year.

Toyota and its luxury brand, Lexus, each won two awards, while Honda’s luxury brand, Acura, won one award. The Lexus RX 350 won a Best Car for the Money award for the tenth time. Hyundai won one award, as did Nissan and Infiniti. No models from domestic or European automakers won awards. “Best Cars for the Money winners have the best combination of quality and value in their classes, and while several European and domestic models were finalists, in the end, their prices or ownership costs kept them from nabbing the award,” says Page Deaton.

The Best Cars for the Money awards will be presented to the winning automakers at the Chicago Auto Show on February 7, 2019.




Compact Cars

2019 Kia Soul

Compact SUVs

2019 Honda CR-V

Midsize Cars

2019 Toyota Camry

Luxury Small Cars

2019 Kia Stinger

Luxury 3-Row SUVs

2019 Infiniti QX60

For the full set of winners and finalists, visit cars.usnews.com/cars-money.

The Best Cars for the Money methodology combines quality and value data into a composite score. Within each of the 14 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 calculated. 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 tabulated, as calculated by TrueCar.