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Ford Explorer XLT Consumer Reports researchers liked the room inside this SUV and said it had a steady ride. However, they found the MyFord Touch control interface distracting and say its reliability has gone down. This model is rated the fifth-worst choice for your money by Consumer Reports. (Getty Images)

Ford Explorer XLT

Consumer Reports researchers liked the room inside this SUV and said it had a steady ride. However, they found the MyFord Touch control interface distracting and say its reliability has gone down. This model is rated the fifth-worst choice for your money by Consumer Reports. (Getty Images)

Nissan Armada Platinum The large SUV seats eight and is noisy, gets 13 miles per gallon overall and offers a stiff ride, say Consumer Reports researchers. It is listed as the fourth-worst choice for the value by the magazine. (Getty Images)

Nissan Armada Platinum

The large SUV seats eight and is noisy, gets 13 miles per gallon overall and offers a stiff ride, say Consumer Reports researchers. It is listed as the fourth-worst choice for the value by the magazine. (Getty Images)

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Landing at No. 3 of the Top 10 worst vehicles for your money, this Jeep model gets 17 mpg overall and has clumsy handling, according to Consumer Reports researchers. They also found the interior uncomfortable and say its difficult getting in and out of the car. (Getty Images)

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

Landing at No. 3 of the Top 10 worst vehicles for your money, this Jeep model gets 17 mpg overall and has clumsy handling, according to Consumer Reports researchers. They also found the interior uncomfortable and say it's difficult getting in and out of the car. (Getty Images)

Jaguar XJL Portfolio The second-worst car for your money is the Jaguar XJL, according to Consumer Reports. Reliability and a lack of head room are what landed this luxury vehicle on Consumer Reports worst list. (Getty Images)

Jaguar XJL Portfolio

The second-worst car for your money is the Jaguar XJL, according to Consumer Reports. Reliability and a lack of head room are what landed this luxury vehicle on Consumer Reports' worst list. (Getty Images)

BMW 750Li This sporty luxury car isnt what it used to be, Consumer Reports researchers found. Controls are complex and frustrating and the ride is described as punchy. It is listed as the No. 1 worst car for your money. (Getty Images)

BMW 750Li

This sporty luxury car isn't what it used to be, Consumer Reports researchers found. Controls are complex and frustrating and the ride is described as ''punchy.'' It is listed as the No. 1 worst car for your money. (Getty Images)

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Toyota Corolla The Corolla is listed as a good, small sedan, though Consumer Reports researchers say its a bland choice. However, the 32 mpg and MSRP of 16,230 get this model the magazines rating of No. 5 for best value. (Getty Images)

Toyota Corolla

The Corolla is listed as a good, small sedan, though Consumer Reports researchers say it's a bland choice. However, the 32 mpg and MSRP of $16,230 get this model the magazine's rating of No. 5 for best value. (Getty Images)

Scion xD Landing at No. 4 on the Consumer Reports Top 10 best cars for your dollar list, the Scion xD got poor reviews for its bumpy driving and noise level, but CR researchers found it is miserly with fuel -- clocking in at 29 mpg overall. (Getty Images)

Scion xD

Landing at No. 4 on the Consumer Reports Top 10 best cars for your dollar list, the Scion xD got poor reviews for its bumpy driving and noise level, but CR researchers found it is miserly with fuel -- clocking in at 29 mpg overall. (Getty Images)

Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE This Toyota hybrid came in as Consumer Reports third-best car for the money based on its 38 mpg average. The V6 model is powerful and starts at 22,240. (Getty Images)

Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE

This Toyota hybrid came in as Consumer Reports' third-best car for the money based on its 38 mpg average. The V6 model is powerful and starts at $22,240. (Getty Images)

Honda Fit (base) The four-door hatchback offers a surprising amount of interior room and boasts 33 miles per gallon on average for the manual version. The Fit starts at 15,400 and earned Consumer Reports second-best valued car rating. (Getty Images)

Honda Fit (base)

The four-door hatchback offers a surprising amount of interior room and boasts 33 miles per gallon on average for the manual version. The Fit starts at $15,400 and earned Consumer Reports' second-best valued car rating. (Getty Images)

Toyota Prius Four This is the winner of Consumer Reports evaluation of the best cars for your money. The five-passenger car does not have to be plugged in and averages 44 miles per gallon overall -- 55 miles per gallon on the highway. It is priced between 23,000 and 39,000. (Getty Images)

Toyota Prius Four

This is the winner of Consumer Reports' evaluation of the best cars for your money. The five-passenger car does not have to be plugged in and averages 44 miles per gallon overall -- 55 miles per gallon on the highway. It is priced between $23,000 and $39,000. (Getty Images)

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