Rebates Rising:'s Best Deals for July Show Most Automakers Now Offering Cash Back -- - Unprecedented Rebate Offers Continue to Impact Value Rankings -

Share Article (, the leading source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis, today announced its “Best Deals of the Month” for July for all cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles. The monthly ranking reveals an increasing array of auto rebates and incentives extending to all makes and models, with no end in sight.

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It is largely due to Toyota's dominance in five of the six most popular car segments

"It's no surprise that trucks and SUVs offer significant cash, but'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 "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'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."'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, 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 Helps Consumers Do Their Homework 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.'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, continuously updates fuel costs based on the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Vehicles designated as " 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 " Best Deal of the Month."

Please visit for more information or to check the auto rebate section of any vehicle report for the most up-to-date incentives.

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