U.S. News 2014 Best Cars for the Money

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This publicity photo provided by Mazda North American Operations shows the 2014 Mazda3. The third generation Mazda3 small car, which goes on sale this fall, now has the same elegant swooping lines, elongated hood and narrow headlights of the larger Mazda6. The Mazda3 now has Mazda’s Skyactiv suite of fuel-saving technologies, including which includes lighter materials and a more efficient engine. (AP Photo/Mazda North American Operations)

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Here are the winners of the U.S. News Best Cars for the Money, highlighting the best vehicles spanning 21 different categories, ranging from subcompacts to full-size pickups. Ford won the most accolades of any brand, taking home awards in four categories. U.S. News considered 225 cars for the awards, factoring in quality and value.

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