To rank the best and worst value cars for 2014, Consumer Reports compared a car's estimated ownership costs to its scores in the magazine's performance tests as well as its predicted reliability. Here are their 10 best and worst:
(Best) 10. Subaru Impreza Premium
9. Honda Civic Hybrid
8. Honda Civic EX
7. Volkswagen Golf TDI (manual)
6. Toyota Corolla LE Plus
5. Volkswagen Golf (2.5)
4. Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium
3. Scion xB
2. Honda Fit (base)
1. Toyota Prius Four
(Worst) 10. Nissan Pathfinder
9. Ford F-250 Lariat (6.7L, V8)
8. Ford Explorer XLT (V6)
7. Lincoln MKS (base, 3.7)
6. Lincoln MKX (3.7)
5. Cadillac XTS Premium
4. Cadillac Escalade (base)
3. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
2. BMW 750li
1. Nissan Armada Platinum
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