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Despite concerns about economic growth and job creation, it seems as if consumers are undeterred from buying vehicles. Recent data suggests cars are practically flying off the lots. So which ones represent the best bang for consumers' buck?

CNBC's "On the Money" sat down with Jeff Barlett, the deputy editor for autos at Consumer Reports, to find out which of the vehicles on offer have the best combination of affordability, reliability and durability. Consumer Reports has looked at more than 200 vehicles, ranking them according to key criteria. The following roster of five cars stands out.

--By CNBC's Marqui Mapp. Published on 6 June 2015

Rebecca Cook | Reuters