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Rankings of Best Car Brands, Makes and Models for Value and Owner Satisfaction

Multi-Year Best Car for the Money Rankings Roundup Make & Model Comparison Chart

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Rankings of Best Car Brands, Makes and Models for Value and Owner Satisfaction
Reprinted with permission from pressroom.Toyota.com
As automobile manufacturers change the type of vehicles they produce in response to the changing needs and demands of the auto-buying consumer, the categories of vehicles rated as "best" change as well. What follow is a list of cars rated to be "best cars" from 2009 - 2011 which are categorized differently than the vehicle that are included on the 2012 Best Cars for the Money list.

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Best Cars for the Money 2009 - 2011 (as rated by the U.S. News and World Report):

Best Midsize Car for the Money
2011 - Chevrolet Malibu
2010 - Toyota Camry
2009 – Toyota Camry

Best Family Sedan for the Money
2011 - Ford Taurus
2010 - Ford Taurus

Best Upscale Car for the Money
2009 – Lexus ES

Best Upscale Compact Car for the Money
2011 - Volkswagen GTI
2010 - Volkswagen GTI

Best Upscale Sedan for the Money
2011 - Buick Regal
2010 - Acura RL

Best Hybrid Car for the Money
2011 - Ford Fusion Hybrid
2011 - Toyota Prius
2010 - Toyota Prius

Best Sports Car for the Money
2011 - Mazda mX-5 Miata
2009 – Mazda Miata

Best Luxury Sports Car for the Money
2010 - Chevrolet Corvette

Best Minivan for the Money
2011 - Kia Sedona
2010 - Honda Odyssey
2009 – Toyota Sienna

Best Wagon for the Money
2011 - Subaru Outback
2011 - Hundai Elantra Touring
2010 - N/A

Best Compact Crossover for the Money
2011 - Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2010 - Honda CR-V
2009 – Mazda 5

Best Midsize Crossover for the Money
2011 - Chevrole Traverse
2010 - Toyota Venza
2009 – Toyota Highlander

Best Full Size SUV for the Money
2011 - Chevrolet Tahoe
2010 - Toyota Sequoia
2009 – Chevrolet Tahoe

Best Large Car for the Money
2009 – Toyota Avalon

Best Luxury Car for the Money
2009 – Lexus GS

Best Luxury Compact Crossover for the Money
2011 - Infiniti EX
2010 - Infiniti EX

Best Luxury Crossover for the money
2009 -Lexus RX

Best Luxury Midsize Crossover for the Money
2011 - Lexus RX 350
2010 - Lexus RX 350

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