Overall - Ford F-150

kbb best buy ford f150

When it comes to cars, the number one best value for the money just happens to be a truck, according to Kelley Blue Book. The auto experts weighed the attributes of over 300 new-car models narrowing them down to 49 finalists before picking one vehicle in each of 12 categories. The F-150, which won in the truck category, was also the "Overall Best Buy." The 2015 F-150 has a lightweight all-aluminum body and is available with fuel-efficient turbocharged engines.

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"Offered in a wide variety of body styles and with a wide variety of engines, it is a suitable vehicle for a broad cross-section of the public," KBB editorial director Jack Nerad said in a statement, "and the final piece is the F-150 is available for about the same price as the previous generation truck, which was a bestseller."

The factors considered were price, overall cost to own, including insurance, fuel and depreciation, and reviews from both consumers and the KBB staff itself.

First published November 17, 2014: 12:05 PM ET