A local luxury car maker was celebrated this week.

Lexus SUV was honored for its best combination of quality and value according to U.S. News. The announcement came today for the 2016 Best Cars for the Money winners.

The 2016 Lexus NX was selected in the SUV category. The award covers about 23 categories.

The car is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine, and can come as a hybrid model with either front wheel or all-wheel drive. The car was also named a top safety pick.

These awards will be presented to the winning automakers during press preview days at the Chicago Auto Show.

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