The best value cars for 2015

Looking for the best car for your money? The Victor crew found that US News and World Report has a list of the winners for 2015.

Consider these for their class. They are listed in descending order with best first and runners up next:

Subcompact car: Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio
Compact car: Volkwagen Golf, Kia Soul, Mazda Mazda3
Hatchback car: Honda Fit, Kia Soul, Volkwagen Golf
Upscale small car: Audio A3, Audi A4, BMW 2-series
Midsize car: Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry
Upscale midsize car: Acura TLX, Hyundai Genesis, Lexus ES Hybrid
Large car: Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Avalon Hybrid
Hybrid car: Toyota Camry Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Toyota Prius c
Sports car: Volkswagen GTI, Ford Mustang, Scion FR-S
Wagon: Subaru Outback, Ford C-Max Hybrid, Toyota Prius V
Compact SUV: Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue
Luxury Compact SUV: Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50, Lincoln MKC
2-Row SUVs: Nissan Murano, Jeep Grand Cherokee
Luxury 2-row SUVs: Lexus RX 350, Cadillac SRX, Lexus RX Hybrid
3-Row Suvs: Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Highlander
Luxury 3-row SUVs: Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60, Lexus GX
Large SUVs: Mazda CX-9, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango
Hybrid SUVs: Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Lexus RX Hybrid
Minivans: Mazda Mazda5, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna
Compact Trucks: Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma
Full-size Trucks: Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150

To come up with the winners, they took the average price paid and the five-year total cost to own them to come up with the rankings. Remember these are based on opinion and are for your convenience to do your own research.

Joe Victor