The IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year awards identify the vehicles with the lowest total cost to own and operate over the first five years of ownership. Selected from nearly 2,300 domestic and import 2014 model-year vehicles, the Best Overall Value of the Year (BOVY) awards recognize the best car values by class. IntelliChoice’s BOVY awards represent the oldest and most recognized automotive data analysis focused solely on identifying vehicles that will cost significantly less to own than other vehicles in their respective class.
Not as in demand in the U.S. as they are in Europe, consumers have few choices if they are looking for a vehicle that provides more utility but isn't a crossover or SUV. Subaru offers several options though, including the relatively new XV Crosstrek. Based on the Impreza wagon but with nearly 9-inches more ground clearance, the standard gas models provide more value through higher than average residuals, while the hybrid variant further reduces fuel and operating costs.
Research the cost of ownership to help make an intelligent choice on your next vehicle.