Ford Motor Co. dominated this year’s list of best cars for the money from U.S. News & World Report.
The Blue Oval scored six of the 21 best “cars for the money” based on the opinion of the automotive press, interior features, and comfort and reliability data from J.D. Power and Associates and safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Ford’s Focus compact, Fusion midsize sedan, Fusion Hybrid sedan, Taurus full-size sedan “best large car for the money the past four years” and Escape and Edge SUVs made the list.
Toyota had 5 models on the list including: The Scion FR-S sports coupe, the Lexus RX 350 and RX Hybrid SUVs and the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra pickups.
General Motors Co. had three vehicles make the list: The Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, Buick Verano luxury small car and Buck Regal luxury midsize car.
Chrysler Group LLC vehicles didn’t make it to this year’s list.
2013 Best Cars for the Money
Subcompact car: Honda Fit
Upscale small car: Buick Verano
Compact car: Ford Focus
Hatchback: Honda Fit
Midsize car: Ford Fusion
Upscale midsize car: Buick Regal
Large car: Ford Taurus
Sports car: Scion FR-S
Hybrid car: Ford Fusion Hybrid
Wagon: Subaru Outback
Compact SUV: Ford Escape
Luxury compact SUV: BMW X1
Midsize SUV, two rows: Ford Edge
Midsize SUV, three rows: Hyundai Santa Fe
Luxury midsize SUV, two rows: Lexus RX 350
Luxury midsize SUV, three rows: Acura MDX
Large SUV: Chevrolet Tahoe
Hybrid SUV: Lexus RX Hybrid
Minivan: Mazda Mazda5
Compact pickup truck: Toyota Tacoma
Full-size pickup truck: Toyota Tundra