Best Cars for Every Type of Driver

When it comes to choosing a car, there’s no one-size-fits-all.

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When it comes to choosing a car, there’s no one-size-fits-all. Each car buyer has a different style and a different set of criteria for what’s important -- not to mention a different budget.

We’ve picked six 2014 models plus two used cars that fit the bill for major categories of buyers and their wallets. They’re all exceptional values. Prices come from Kelley Blue Book.

Jessica L. Anderson
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Anderson has been with Kiplinger since January 2004, when she joined the staff as a reporter. Since then, she's covered the gamut of personal finance issues—from mortgages and credit to spending wisely—and she heads up Kiplinger's annual automotive rankings. She holds a BA in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was the 2012 president of the Washington Automotive Press Association and serves on its board of directors. In 2014, she was selected for the North American Car and Truck Of the Year jury. The awards, presented at the Detroit Auto Show, have come to be regarded as the most prestigious of their kind in the U.S. because they involve no commercial tie-ins. The jury is composed of nationally recognized journalists from across the U.S. and Canada, who are selected on the basis of audience reach, experience, expertise, product knowledge, and reputation in the automotive community.