Value is one of those words with different meanings to different people.
When Consumer Reports names the 10 best new car values, the editors base their determinations on reliability, safety, performance, and overall cost of ownership. They’re looking for that ideal combination of performance and reliability, along with reasonable ownership costs over a five-year period. Those five-year ownership costs take into consideration depreciation, fuel consumption, insurance, financing costs, maintenance and repairs, and sales tax. With that said, let’s get down to it. According to Consumer Reports, these 10 vehicles represent the best automotive values out there (listed alphabetically).