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Consumer Reports “best value awards” dominated by Toyota Prius

Publish Date28/12/2012 12:12:42 PM

Last Update28/12/2012 01:32:13 PM

Consumer Reports “best value awards” dominated by Toyota Prius

Consumer Reports found Toyota Prius to be the best value for automotive dollar in its annual Best New-Car Value analysis, Prius stripped No.1 spot from Honda Fit hatchback which has been the best new-car value winner for the last four years.

To decide which cars represent the "best value" the magazine compared each car`s estimated ownership costs to its scores in the magazine`s performance tests as well as its predicted reliability.

The reason Prius came out on top this year, even though the Fit costs less and has a lower estimated cost of ownership, is that the predicted-reliability rating of the Prius is slightly higher than the Fit’s.

"There are plenty of less expensive cars, But they can`t match the Prius for its comfortable ride, competent handling, roomy interior, excellent reliability, and, of course, it’s great fuel economy”, consumer Reports posted on its website.

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