2020 Best Cars for the Money

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The 2020 Best Cars for the Money Deliver Quality and Value

There’s no question that cars are expensive. The average transaction price for a new car is approaching $40,000, and that means you might be dealing with a hefty price tag when buying a new vehicle. Another issue car buyers face is narrowing down what they want, and balancing that with what they can afford. A car’s base price might seem workable at first, but there’s a chance that adding just a few items from the options list could result in an expensive wakeup call. 

Still, you shouldn’t get discouraged by the car-buying process. There are exceptional cars that likely fall within your price range, and we’re here to help identify them.

The cars, SUVs, and minivans that earned a U.S. News Best Cars for the Money award represent the best combination of quality and value in each of their respective classes. Each model’s quality is determined by the overall score that it receives in U.S. News car rankings. That score is determined by safety and reliability data, as well as reviews from respected automotive experts. Value is measured by five-year total ownership costs that are reported by Vincentric, along with real transaction prices reported by TrueCar.

Our Best Cars for the Money award winners come from 11 different automotive classes, and they prioritize your needs and your budget during the car-shopping process. You may have overlooked some of this year’s winners, and it’s worth a second glance to see if they deserve a spot on your shopping list.

Check out the following pages to see our 2020 Best Cars for the Money.

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