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:

Class

  Brand   Model
 
Subcompact Car MINI

Cooper Hatchback

Compact Car over 16000 Honda Civic Hybrid
Compact Car under 16000 Honda Civic Sedan
Midsize Car over 21000 Toyota Prius
Midsize Car under 21000 Toyota Prius
Convertible MINI Cooper Convertible
Luxury Convertible Audi A4 Convertible
Near Luxury Car Lexus IS
Luxury Car Lexus ES
Large Car Toyota Avalon
Base Sport Car Honda Civic Si Coupe
Sport Car Chevrolet Corvette
Sport Sedan/Wagon over 38000 Lexus GS
Sport Sedan/Wagon under 38000 Infiniti G35 Sport Sedan
Compact Utility/Crossover Ford Escape Hybrid
Midsize Crossover Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Luxury Crossover Lexus RX 400h
Small Wagon Toyota Matrix
Midsize/Large Wagon Subaru Outback Wagon
Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) GMC Yukon
Intermediate Utility Hummer H3
Luxury SUV Lexus GX
Compact Pickup Truck 2WD Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2WD
Compact Pickup Truck 4WD Nissan Frontier King Cab 4WD
Full-Size Pickup Truck 2WD 1/2 Ton GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup Truck 2WD 3/4 Ton Ford F250 Super Duty Super Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup Truck 2WD One Ton Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup Truck 4WD 1/2 Ton Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 4WD
Full-Size Pickup Truck 4WD 3/4 Ton GMC Sierra 2500 HD Crew Cab 4WD
Full-Size Pickup Truck 4WD One Ton Dodge

Ram 3500 Quad Cab 4WD

Minivan Honda Odyssey Passenger Van
Full-Size Van Chevrolet Express 1500 Passenger Van
Cargo Van Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Van