Best Value Autos According to USAA Insurance
USAA just performed their second annual study of the vehicles offering consumers the Best Value. In Online Auto Insurance News’s article, “Four Cars Noted for Low Insurance Costs in USAA Best Value List,” Charles Nguyen gives the list of the sixteen new cars giving consumers the Best Value. USAA takes many factors into account when making their list including auto insurance premiums, fuel economy, vehicle cost, and safety ratings.
There is a top car listed in sixteen different categories. In order, the best value large, medium, and small sedans were the Dodge Charger, the Toyota Camry hybrid, and the Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai Genesis and Volvo S60 were the best large and midsize luxury sedans. The SUV category was also broken up in large, medium, and small with the winners being the Chevrolet Traverse, the Dodge Journey, and the Kia Sportage. The Audi Q7 and the Lexus RX 450h hybrid were the top large and midsize luxury SUVs. The best large and small pickup trucks were the Toyota Tundra 2WD and the Nissan Frontier. Ford’s Mustang took the best sports car spot and Honda’s CRZ hybrid was the best coupe. The Nissan Juke took the top spot in the wagon category and the Dodge Caravan was the best minivan.
Auto insurance premiums were a big consideration when looking for the best value of automobiles for USAA’s list. In combination with the car’s MSRP, reliability, safety ratings, and fuel economy; auto insurance costs are important to consumers. A full one-third of USAA’s clients went with a Best Value car when they were buying a new 2012 vehicle. The top 16 vehicles were narrowed down from a list of 80. On that list, the four cars with the cheapest auto insurance were the Nissan Juke, the Kia Sportage, the Dodge Journey, and the Audi Q7. Take a look at a Best Value car and see if it will work for your needs.