US News announces the best cars for the money 2022 | Press room

Washington, DC – US News & World Report, the global authority on consumer ratings and advice, today unveiled the Best Cars for the Money 2022 Awards. Covering 11 automotive categories, the awards highlight cars, SUVs and minivans that represent the best combination of long-term value and excellent ownership experience. For the second time, US News will present Best Cars for the Money awards at the Washington, DC Auto Show.

“Buying a new car is a big decision, and finding a good value car requires more than just a low price,” said Jim Sharifi, editor of US News Best Cars. “The cheapest car in the lot could have high ownership costs or be ill-suited to the buyer’s needs. A Best Cars for the Money award represents strong value at the dealership and throughout ownership. These vehicles also offer a rewarding ownership experience, with comfort, features and performance that buyers will appreciate. »

Hyundai has won five Best Cars for the Money awards this year, more than any other brand. Honda won three, while Kia, Nissan and Toyota each won one. The Honda Odyssey won the award for the sixth time, while the Toyota Avalon now has four best big car wins for the money under its belt. The Honda Civic won the award for the third time, while the two winners are the Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Tucson and Nissan Versa. The Honda Accord, Hyundai Elantra Hybrid and Hyundai Tucson Hybrid each won the award for the first time.


In each class, the winner has the best combination of quality and value. We measured quality using a car’s overall score in the US News Best Car Rankings. The overall score is based on safety and reliability data, as well as the collective opinion of the automotive press on a given model’s performance and interior and how strongly each reviewer recommends the car. We measured the value by looking at each model’s real-time transaction prices, provided by TrueCar, and five-year total cost of ownership data, calculated by Vincentric.

About the Best Cars for the Money Awards Ceremony:

Or: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
When: Today, January 20, 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Learn more about the auto show here.

“The Washington, D.C. Auto Show is honored to once again host the 2022 Best Cars for the Money awards on our Public Policy Day on January 20,” said Washington Auto Show President and CEO John O. ‘Donnell. “These awards have become an essential part of our annual show, just as US News is an integral part of consumers’ decision-making process when buying a new vehicle. We look forward to providing our viewers with cars that match to their lifestyle, to their budget.

About US News Best Cars

Since 2007, US News Best Cars, the automotive channel of US News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. Each year, US News also publishes Best Cars awards, including Best Vehicle Brands, Best Cars for the Money, and Best Cars for Families. US News Best Cars supports car buyers through the car buying journey, offering tips for researching cars, finding cars for sale near you, and getting the best rate on car insurance. US News Best Cars welcomed more than 81 million visitors in the past year, with the majority of them actively buying a car. Over 70% of active buyers said US News influenced their car buying decision, saying they trust our advice to be unbiased and would recommend our site to others.

About US News & World Report

US News & World Report is the world’s leading quality rankings that empower citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy makers to make better, more informed decisions about the important issues that affect their lives. A multi-faceted digital media company with 360° education, health, money, travel, cars, news and opinion platforms, US News provides rankings, independent reporting, journalism data, consumer advice and US News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and orientation. Founded in 1933, US News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.