PRIMEDIA's IntelliChoice.com, the leading source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis, today announced its "Best Deals of the Month" for cars, trucks and SUVs for July 2007. Winners for July reveal that the recent increase in incentives and rebates, especially among American automakers, are thus far having little impact on overall value.
"So far, our perennial winners, which cover everything from hybrids to trucks, are holding their own in the face of increasing incentives," said James Bell, publisher of IntelliChoice.com. "Our list is an important reminder to prospective car buyers that they need to pay attention to much more than cash back and other incentives before making this big purchase. Among other things, they need to consider how long they're going to own the vehicle and its potential resale value."
IntelliChoice.com's "Best Deals of the Month" identifies 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 2007 are ranked by vehicle type and size: