Reporting Susan Koeppen
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Now is a great time to buy a 2013 car.
Consumer Reports said you can save hundreds of dollars if you take advantage of end of the month, as well as end of the year deals.
However, there’s more to getting a good price.
Sticker price is one thing, but how much will a car really cost you?
Consumer Reports said the Hyundai Accent is a great value, with good reliability and it’s a nice car.
“Our value scores are based on three elements: our road-test scores, predicted reliability from our annual auto survey, and our estimate of how much it’ll cost to own the car for five years,” Rik Paul from Consumer Reports said.
Consumer Reports said the Toyota Prius offers the best value.
With a sticker price that’s under $30,000, Consumer Reports said over time the Prius costs a very economical 49 cents a mile to own.
“Every category from small cars to SUVs have both good and bad performers. But, if you want some space and want a good value, we recommend a wagon, a small SUV or a minivan,” Paul said.
Some good choices include the Toyota Sienna and the Mazda 5.
So, the next time you’re shopping for a car, pick one that’ll save you money in the long-run.
If you’re looking for a smaller vehicle, Consumer Reports said the Mini Cooper’s base model is another great value.
It costs a low 49 cents a mile to own and still has plenty of luxury features.