The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) annually releases a list of vehicles that it considers of Best Value. Those on the list offer affordability, reliability and safety.
“This year we raised the bar on the importance of safety standards. Vehicles must earn a top safety pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to qualify as USAA Preferred,” said Steve Thompson, vice president responsible for the USAA Car Buying Service. “A USAA Preferred vehicle is a great value financially, and is among the safest vehicles on the road.”
There are 16 categories on the Best Value List. Dodge picked up three awards with the Charger in the Large Sedan category, the Avenger in the Midsize Sedan segment, and the Grand Caravan in the Minivan category. The Mitsubishi Lancer claimed the Small Sedan segment while the Lincoln MKS and Audi A4 were picked as the top Large Luxury Sedan and Midsize Luxury Sedan, respectively.
The Best Value SUVs are the Chevrolet Traverse in Large SUV, the Ford Explorer in Midsize SUV, the Kia Sportage in Small SUV, and the Lexus RX 450h (hybrid) in Midsize Luxury SUV. There weren’t any vehicles that met the Best Value requirements in the Large Luxury SUV segment.
Finishing out the ranking are the Toyota Tundra in Large Pickup, the Scion FR-S in Sports, the Honda CR-Z (hybrid) in Coupe, and the Audi A3 in Wagon.
Many of the vehicles on the Best Value list are available at Mama’s Used Cars in Charleston, South Carolina. Check out our inventory to see what we have to offer!