Top 10 New Cars with the Best Value

Top 10 New Cars with the Best Value
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Compact/Subcompact Cars: Toyota Prius IV

Just because a car is cheap doesn’t mean it’s a good value. Taking into account the five-year owner cost of a vehicle which factors in depreciation, fuel, insurance premiums, interest on financing, sales tax and cost for maintenance and repairs, a better picture is painted on whether or not a vehicle is a good bang for your buck. 

Consumer Reports has revealed this year’s best new-car value winners, which also takes into account the publication’s evaluation of the car. The less a vehicle costs to own over time, the better value it is.

Headlining the list is the best value car in the compact/subcompact category, the Toyota Prius IV. The Prius also takes home the accolade of being the best overall value for the second straight year.

According to Consumer Reports, the Prius costs just 47 cents per mile to own over five years. Of course there’s also the fact that the Prius gets 44 mpg overall, offering the best fuel economy of any non-plug-in car that the publication has ever tested. And though it’s not exactly the cheapest car on the market, its depreciation is so low that it costs less to own over five years than its initial MSRP. The Toyota Prius IV has a starting MSRP of $29,245 including destination.

  • Awdios

    Are you talking Prius Four or Prius V? The Prius Four, which is the normal body with the higher end trim level gets 50mpg overall not 44. The V drops to 44 City.

  • J

    I’ll believe that the auto industry is actually serious about quality of life issues and environmental impact, when I begin to see prices come back to something even remotely resembling sanity and practicality for ALL potential new-car buyers, not just the few with the money and political correctness combination, that is become the prerequisite qualification to participation in any real, meaningful capacity, within the obvious constraints and limitations this one area of ecological responsibility and non-hypocritical response to our myriad concerns over issues of planet-wide concern and activism.

  • J

    ….that the monied interests and greed of corporate Overlords and Ladies….have forced upon us all.