2017 Best Compact Cars for the Money

Kia Soul
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In order to win the Best Compact Car for the Money award from U.S. News & World Report, a car must deliver an outstanding quality while also providing value through a low initial cost and reasonable long-term costs of ownership.

Quality is assessed using data from our rankings of compact cars, which blends analysis of credible published car reviews with safety and predicted reliability data. For value, we study actual transaction data from the experts at TrueCar. Our long-term cost of ownership data is developed with our partners at Vincentric, who looked at five years of fuel, insurance, and repair costs.

We recently named the 2017 Kia Soul the winner of this year’s award. Check out the following slides to see how other compact cars faired in the competition.

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