Honda Wins Four 2018 ‘Best Cars for the Money’ Awards
The following Honda models were those to be recognized:
- 2018 Honda Fit: “Best Subcompact Car for the Money”
- 2018 Honda HR-V: “Best Subcompact SUV for the Money”
- 2018 Honda CR-V: “Best Compact SUV for the Money”
- 2018 Honda Odyssey: “Best Minivan for the Money”
This marks the fourth consecutive year the Fit earns the award in the subcompact car category and the third consecutive year the HR-V wins the award in the subcompact SUV category.
Along with Acura, its luxury brand, Honda scored six of the 14 available awards. According to U.S. News & World Report, this can be attributed to Honda’s top reviews and low ownership costs.
The annual awards are an attempt at measuring the cars that offer the best combination of value and quality. To come up with the winners, U.S. News & World Report turned to its own car rankings, as a starting point, to determine quality, then looked at the “consensus opinion of the automotive press” in an attempt to garner a “birds-eye view of what professional automotive journalists think of a car, as well as insight into its safety and reliability.”
Pricing information was gathered by TrueCar, which tracks real-time transaction prices for new cars, while total cost of ownership data was provided by Vincentric. The two data points were combined to measure a vehicle’s value.