When you think about it, it’s not all that hard to find a car you love. Look at the sensuous lines and listen to the throaty exhaust of any sports car, and it’s easy to see yourself flying down back roads with the wind in your hair – and very little money in your bank account. Finding a car you love is simple, but finding one that loves you back is more challenging. That’s where the U.S. News Best Cars for the Money awards come in.
The awards highlight new cars, minivans, and SUVs that have the best combination of quality and value in their classes. That means each of the winners earns good marks from professional car reviewers and have prices and long-term ownership costs that won’t bankrupt you.
If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s as good to your bottom line as it is to you, keep reading.
2018 Kia Sorento: Best 3-Row SUV for the Money
If you look at the price of the three-row Kia Sorento first, you might think that this is a bargain-basement SUV, with a chintzy, cramped interior and a loud, punishing ride. After all, when an SUV has one of the lowest prices in the class, how good can it be?
When it comes to the Kia Sorento that low-priced SUV can be very good. The Sorento has a smooth, quiet ride that’s similar to what luxury SUVs offer. Its interior also has plenty of passenger space and tech features that are up-to-date and easy to use. The Sorento not only has one of the lowest starting prices for a three-row SUV, but it also has low ownership costs for the class, making it a family hauler that you won’t mind keeping around long after the kids have grown up.