It is largely due to Toyota's dominance in five of the six most popular car segments
CAMPBELL, Calif. (PRWEB) July 15, 2008
"It's no surprise that trucks and SUVs offer significant cash, but IntelliChoice.com's list of Best Deals for July is a reminder that automotive rebates and incentives can be found on well over half of the 33 vehicle classes we track, even the Toyota Yaris and Toyota Corolla," said James Bell, publisher and editor of IntelliChoice.com. "Just like last month, rebates continue to be the deciding factor in which cars, trucks and crossovers offer the best deals to buyers."
Bell also noted that IntelliChoice.com's list of Best Deals for July show why Ford, GM and Chrysler continue to report declining sales. "It is largely due to Toyota's dominance in five of the six most popular car segments," said Bell. "The Toyota Prius is the best midsize car deal, the Toyota Avalon the best large car, and the Yaris is the best subcompact. And The Honda Civic splits the compact car segment with the Corolla."
IntelliChoice.com's "Best Deals of the Month" identify new cars, trucks, and SUVs with the best ownership cost value in 33 respective classes. Selections are based on current car pricing, market conditions and the lowest national manufacturer consumer new car rebate. In addition, IntelliChoice.com uses the latest information from numerous automotive resources to evaluate what it costs to buy, own and operate each new model-year trim line over a five-year basis.
The following "Best Deals" for July 2008 are ranked by vehicle type and size
Subcompact Car Toyota Yaris Hatchback
Compact Car over $17,000 Honda Civic Hybrid
Compact Car under $17,000 Toyota Corolla
Midsize Car over $21,000 Toyota Prius
Midsize Car under $21,000 Toyota Prius
Convertible MINI Cooper Convertible
Luxury Convertible Audi A4 Convertible
Near Luxury Car Lexus ES
Luxury Car Infiniti M35
Large Car Toyota Avalon
Base Sport Car Volkswagen R32
Sport Car Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sport Sedan/Wagon over $38,000 Lexus GS
Sport Sedan Wagon under $38,000 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
Compact Utility/Crossover Mercury Mariner Hybrid
Midsize Crossover Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Luxury Crossover Lexus RX 400h
Small Wagon Toyota Matrix
Midsize/Large Wagon Subaru Outback Wagon
Intermediate Utility Hummer H3
Full-Size Utility Toyota Land Cruiser
Luxury Utility Lexus GX
Compact Pickup Truck 2WD Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2WD
Compact Pickup 4WD Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 4WD
Full-Size Pickup 2WD ½ Ton
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup 2WD ¾ Ton
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Extended Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup 2WD One Ton Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Crew Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup 4WD ½ Ton
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4WD
Full-Size Pickup 4WD ¾ Ton
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Extended Cab
4WD Full-Size Pickup 4WD One Ton Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Crew Cab 4WD
Minivan Nissan Quest
Full-Size Van Chevrolet Express 1500
Cargo Van Chevrolet Express 1500 Cargo Van
IntelliChoice.com Helps Consumers Do Their Homework
IntelliChoice.com updates vehicle data several times a month in order to capture the many expiring auto rebates and ongoing incentive programs offered by manufacturers—giving consumers the most up-to-date analysis.
IntelliChoice.com's "Best Deals" designation enables consumers to identify how car rebates affect a vehicle's value throughout ownership and not just at the time of purchase. Ownership costs can vary significantly among different trim lines of the same model. Additionally, IntelliChoice.com continuously updates fuel costs based on the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Vehicles designated as "IntelliChoice.com Best Deals of the Month" are typically cars and trucks that have good to great ownership cost values before any manufacturer rebate. A rebate can often turn a good ownership cost value into a great value, and a great value into an "IntelliChoice.com Best Deal of the Month."
Please visit http://www.intellichoice.com for more information or to check the auto rebate section of any vehicle report for the most up-to-date incentives.
IntelliChoice.com, part of SOURCE INTERLINK MEDIA, is the market leader in automotive ownership cost and value analysis. Founded in 1986, IntelliChoice.com is committed to empowering consumers to make better purchase decisions by providing independent and essential automotive information and tools. Through the IntelliChoice.com web site (http://www.intellichoice.com), consumers get the help they need to research, compare, configure and price vehicles. The site also connects buyers to the buying alternatives of their choice, including vehicle manufacturers and an online car buying guide. SOURCE INTERLINK MEDIA is a division of Source Interlink Companies, Inc., (NASDAQ: SORC), a media and marketing services company. Source Interlink (http://www.sourceinterlink.com) is one of the largest publishers of magazines and online content for enthusiast audiences and a leading distributor of home entertainment products, including DVDs, music CDs, magazines, video games, books and related items.