Best "cost-of-ownership" category winners
Beyond getting a great price on your new car, sticker shock continues with fueling and maintenance. IntelliChoice.com honors the vehicles with the best five-year prospects.
Audi A4 cabriolet (Audi)
Evaluating new vehicles with the best ownership cost value in 33 respective classes, IntelliChoice based its decisions on "current car pricing, market conditions and the lowest national manufacturer consumer new car rebate," as well as "what it costs to buy, own and operate each new model-year trim line over a five-year basis."
Here is the complete list. Click on our photo gallery to see 15 of the best choices.
Subcompact car: Toyota Yaris
Compact car over $17,000: Honda Civic hybrid
Compact car under $17,000: Toyota Corolla
Mid-size car over $21,000: Toyota Prius
Mid-size car under $21,000: Toyota Prius
Convertible: MINI Cooper convertible
Luxury convertible: Audi A4 Cabriolet
Near-luxury car: Lexus ES
Luxury car: Lincoln Towncar
Large car: Hyundai Sonata
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
Mid-size crossover: Honda Pilot