So you’re in the market for a new car, you’re looking around, taking a test drive here and another test drive there, you’re doing your due diligence and research but really you’re just trying to get a straight answer to the question, “What’s the best car for the money?” Well, we’re glad you’re here. Because the best car for your money is a Honda.
U.S. News & World Report recently announced its 2018/2019 “Best Cars for the Money” Awards* and the winners include three unstoppable Hondas—the 2019 Honda Fit, the 2018 Honda CR-V, and the 2018 Honda Odyssey–in their respective classes. Talk about diversity, Honda swept “best car for the money” awards for its subcompact car, compact crossover SUV, and its minivan classic. And, talk about consistency, this is the fifth consecutive year the Honda Fit has won the award, the third straight year for the CR-V, and the second year for the Odyssey.
Best Car for the Money award-winners are determined by measuring a combination of a vehicle’s overall quality and value. Let’s review how each is measured.
How U.S. News & World Report Measures Quality
Collect, collect, collect. Analyze, analyze, analyze. Is essentially how quality is measured. Best Cars for the Money come out of U.S. News Best Car rankings, a ranking system that combines every published and credible review of a model, then analyzes and crosses those reviews with the latest safety and reliability data. After the collecting and analyzing of data is done, the result is an unbiased, data-driven, scored ranking of each vehicle.
How U.S. News & World Report Measures Value
Value: the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. Determining value can be a little subjective. Thankfully, U.S. News has a process.
Two factors are taken into consideration to determine a vehicle’s value:
- How much someone pays for the car at the dealership.
- How much someone pays to keep the car on the road.
To determine prices—what someone pays at the dealership—U.S. News partnered with TrueCar, a company that actually tracks real-time transaction prices for new cars. To decide how much it costs to keep the car on the road—for example the cost of fuel, repair work, and insurance—U.S. News partnered with Vincentric, a company that provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive ownership costs. U.S. News then combined the data from TrueCar with the data from Vincentric to determine a vehicle’s overall value.
And, alas, they found their winners. When it comes to subcompacts, compact SUVs, and minivans the Honda Fit, Honda CR-V, and the Honda Odyssey are the Best Cars for the Money respectively. So if you’re in the market for a new car and you’ve looked around and took a test drive here and another test drive there, and you’ve done your due diligence and research but you just want a straight answer to the question, “What’s the best car for the money?” Now you have it. The best car for the money is a Honda.
For more information, stop by our Dublin Honda dealership today and speak with a member of our Honda sales team. We’ll set you up with a test drive and answer any questions you may have about these award-winning vehicles.
*View U.S. News Best Car at USnews.com/cars.