Our 2014 Best Cars for the Money awards highlight cars that are great values and great cars to own.

To find the award winners, we combined the average price paid from TrueCar.com and five-year total cost of ownership data from Vincentric, LLC with the U.S. News Best Cars rankings data. The U.S. News rankings are based on the opinion of the automotive press about a car's performance, interior features and interior comfort, combined with reliability and safety ratings.

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The Winners: Cars

2014 Ford Fiesta

Best Subcompact Car: Ford Fiesta

2014 Mazda Mazda3

Best Compact Car: Mazda Mazda3

Ford Focus, Kia Forte
2014 Volkswagen GTI

Best Upscale Small Car: Volkswagen GTI

FIAT 500L, Buick Verano
2014 Ford Fiesta

Best Hatchback: Ford Fiesta

Mazda Mazda3, Kia Soul
2014 Toyota Camry

Best Midsize Car: Toyota Camry

2014 Chevrolet Volt

Best Upscale Midsize Car: Chevrolet Volt

Buick Regal, Lexus IS
2014 Chevrolet Impala

Best Large Car: Chevrolet Impala

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Best Hybrid Car: Ford Fusion Hybrid

2014 Scion FR-S

Best Sports Car: Scion FR-S

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Best Wagon: Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

The Winners: SUVs and Minivans

2014 Honda CR-V

Best Compact SUV: Honda CR-V

2014 Acura RDX

Best Luxury Compact SUV: Acura RDX

Infiniti QX50, BMW X1
2014 Ford Edge

Best 2-Row Midsize SUV: Ford Edge

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

Best 3-Row Midsize SUV: Hyundai Santa Fe

2014 Lexus RX 350

Best Luxury 2-Row Midsize SUV: Lexus RX 350

2014 Acura MDX

Best Luxury 3-Row Midsize SUV: Acura MDX

2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

Best Large SUV: Chevrolet Tahoe

2014 Lexus RX Hybrid

Best Hybrid SUV: Lexus RX Hybrid

2014 Mazda Mazda5

Best Minivan: Mazda Mazda5

The Winners: Trucks

When shopping for a new car, most buyers want a good value. To some people, that means giving up on a car that has the performance, features and comfort they want for a car that they think will be a better fit for their budget in the long run.

It's important to realize, though, that a bad car with a rock-bottom price is no bargain. A low up-front price can hide high operating costs down the line. Also, as much time as people spend in their cars, getting a car that's not quite right, even if the price is right, can quickly wear on most owners.

The Best Cars for the Money awards cover 21 different automotive categories, so it's easy to find a great car that's also a great value and works for your lifestyle. If you're in the market for a new car, truck or SUV, the 2014 Best Cars for the Money award winners make excellent choices. 

See photos of the 2014 Best Cars for the Money and also check out the U.S. News Best Car Rankings for a complete list of the best cars on the market. If you want a great deal on a new car, check out our Best Price Program.

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