Deciding which vehicles are the best automobiles or best 2013 SUVs is never an easy process. With so many automakers stepping their game up finding excellence is not always an easy task. Fortantely, Consumer Reports has done its part to help, and just released another update to their Best and Worst New-Car Values list and Toyota came out on top.
With three of their models in the top five and the Prius Four taking the overall best value award, Toyota was definitely Consumer Reports' favorite. Between the Prius Four, Camry Hybrid, and Prius V Three, Toyota's competitors only had the SUV segments to battle for. Adding to the hype of the Toyota Automakers is the Camry Hybrid XLE. The Camry Hybrid was already among the best 2013 sedans with its combined MPG rating of 40 and a starting MSRP of just $27,500, before winning the Best Value Family Sedan category.
Best Value Cars for 2013
Below is Consumer Reports' list of the top five best value new cars for 2013.
Best Value Small Hatchbacks: Toyota Prius
Best Value Family Sedan: Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE
Best Value Large/Luxury SUV: Lexus RX 350
Best Value Minivan/Wagon: Toyota Prius V
Best Value Small SUV: Honda CR-V EX
How does Consumer Reports Determine the Winners?
So how were these vehicles evaluated? The first thing looked at was 5-year cost of ownership. Then car's scores from the road test were factored, followed by as well with each vehicles predicted reliability.
After all this, these numbers are combined; a score is given to each vehicle, and the average score is 1.0. The Prius Four was more than two times above the average value of a car with a score of 2.21 beating out the former two-year-winner, the Honda Fit, who had a score of 2.15.
Find Out More for Yourself
So how well does the new best of report hold up? You can find out yourself pretty easily with a single trip to your local Toyota dealership. We can help you find the nearest Toyoata dealership near you by using our Toyota dealer locater. Take advantage of all these great cars all in one place and see them for yourself. Of course if you need help with financing, you can apply through our website even when the dealerships are closed and get the ball rolling. Just click the banner below to get started.