Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Consumer Reports: Best cars for your buck

Consumer Reports says these cars and SUVs offer the most for your ownership dollar.

1 of 6
BACKNEXT
Ratings
Ratings
With car shoppers looking closely at their finances this year, Consumer Reports magazine assembled a list of what the magazine calls the "best value" new cars.

"A low price doesn't necessarily make a car a good value," Rik Paul, Consumer Reports' auto editor, said in a statement.

To determine find these "best values", the magazine looked at road-test scores, five-year ownership cost estimates and predicted reliability ratings (based on survey data) for more than 300 cars.

Predicted ownership cost was divided by the road test score. Vehicles with the lowest cost-per-point and with above average predicted reliability were named a "best value."

The Toyota Prius Touring, with a cost-per-point of $325, was named the best overall value.


NEXT: Small Cars
Last updated February 26 2009: 2:44 PM ET
Find Your Next Car
More Galleries
The 7 biggest investment mistakes celebrities make From betting too heavily on real estate to overestimating future earnings, here are 7 of the most common money mistakes that celebrities make. More
Cotton candy, toothpicks, pet gel -- these products are all made from marijuana Legal cannabis, an estimated $5.4 billion industry, is drawing in entrepreneurs with a variety of innovative products -- from skin patches to pain relief gel for pets. More
Coolest hotel bars for business travelers CNNMoney asked two concierge services for high-flying business people what hotel bars they'd recommend in 5 major U.S. cities. Here are their favorite spots. More

Special Offer