6. Ford F-150
Though somewhat underpowered compared to peers like Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan and Chevrolet Silverado, the F-150 is still a solid, capable, well-rounded pickup that delivers a strong combination of style, interior comfort, performance, ride and handling.
Average savings per month: $130
Average interest rate reduction: 5.38%
This budget priced, dependable ride can't match the style or engine power of others in its class like the Honda Civic. However, it delivers easy handling and exemplary fuel economy. Commuters will love it. But it offers others little in the fun-to-drive department.
Average savings per month: $75
Average interest rate reduction: 4.40%
Admittedly, I am a fan of the older Impala. This “newer” model just doesn’t do it for me. Even so, it offers a smooth ride, competent power, and is very spacious. Reason for disliking it: Handling is not on par with other cars in its class and styling is uninspired.
Average savings per month: $48
Average interest rate reduction: 5.80%
9. Chrysler 300
The 300 is powerful, comfortable and spacious. And its retro styling is provocative. It’s a vehicle people aspire to, not something they buy because anything else is too pricey. The only major issue: hit-or-miss reliability.
Average savings per month: $100
Average interest rate reduction: 5.36%
10. Honda Civic
By 2008, the Honda Civic was an icon, and had become the best-selling car in America, knocking the Ford F-150 off its thrown. It was praised for performance, value, fuel-efficiency, and class-leading safety ratings. Many considered it – and still do -- the complete compact package.
Average savings per month: $63
Average interest rate reduction: 3.79%