Even though the government offered to cut up to $4,500 from the selling price, it seems that our picks were a little too expensive to make the list. Our top five cars had an average MSRP of $19,050, while the top five cars the nation bought under the Clunkers program averaged around $15,900.
Although more expensive, the Prius seems to make up for its higher price with its fuel efficiency, boasting 48/45 mpg city/highway. At least we suggested the only SUV on the top 10 list, the Ford Excape scraped by at No. 10.
Editor’s Note: On her last day in the office, intern Lauren Makholm authored this post on Cars.com’s Cash for Clunkers advice.