New analysis from independent testing outfit Consumer Repots says that the Toyota Prius provides the most value in the North American auto industry.
The Prius takes the position away from the Honda Fit, which previously held the title of best value car for the past four years. The top spot is determined by looking at cost, benefit, and risk of a given vehicle.
Consumer Reports tested over 200 vehicles this year alone, finding that, “there are plenty of less expensive cars. But they can’t match the Prius for its comfortable ride, competent handling, roomy interior, excellent reliability, and, of course, its great fuel economy.”
The testing firm also points out that low-cost vehicles are not always the best bang for your buck, citing the Nissan Versa as an example. “The Nissan Versa sedan, for example, is one of the least expensive cars on the market. Yet it had a mediocre score in our tests and is not reliable. So despite its low price, it’s not worth the money,” said Consumer Reports.
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[Source: Consumer Reports]