IntelliChoice.com's "Best Deals of the Month" identify new cars, trucks and SUVs with the best ownership cost value in 29 respective classes. Selections are based on current vehicle pricing, market conditions and the lowest national manufacturer consumer 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.
Not surprisingly, given their emphasis on cost value, hybrids do well each time intellichoice runs their best deals list.
The following "Best Deals" for October 2006 are ranked by vehicle type and size:
|Compact over $16,000||Honda||Civic Hybrid (Auto)|
|Midsize under $21,000||Toyota||Prius|
|Compact Utility over $21,000||Ford||Escape Hybrid 2WD|
|Intermediate Utility over $29,000||Toyota||Highlander Hybrid 2WD|
Source: Best Deals for October 2006