Acura TL, Dodge Challenger Make NADAguides Top 6 Current Buys

By Trevor Dorchies | June 28, 2011
The NADAguides released its 2011 Second Quarter Car Buyers Market report, with six current models earning a spot on NADAguides Top Recommended Current Buys. Acura, Dodge, GMC, Hyundai and Toyota all earned a spot on the list. The Top Recommended Current Buys list is comprised of vehicles that are priced competitively, offer incentives and rebates and have a low first-year depreciation rate, a strong signal that they will maintain their value better than others over a long-period of time. NADAguides took current dealer inventory into account to be sure each had enough on the lot to satisfy public demand. Specifically, the 2011 Acura TL, 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2011 GMC Terrain SLE-2, 2011 Hyundai Azera Limited, 2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 Manual, and the 2011 Toyota Venza I4 earned a spot on NADAguides list.
The 2011 Acura TL earns its place on the list with a first-year depreciation rate of 19 percent, its estimated 22 mpg combined and its loads of safety and comfort features. There was a 62 day-supply of TL inventory as of the end of May. The TL comes standard with Acura’s Total Luxury Care program, which offers the driver 24-hour nationwide emergency and travel services, roadside assistance, and Acura Concierge Service. NADAguides says the Dodge Challenger R/T is an attractive choice for buyers, with an eight percent first-year depreciation rate and long-term value. Dodge is currently offering a $1000 cash bonus on the 2011 Challenger R/T, which is rated at 20 mpg combined with 375 horsepower, and has a four star safety rating from the NHTSA. GMC’s entry to the list is the 2011 GMC Terrain SLE-2 with a first-year depreciation rate of 16 percent. NADAguides says with a 46 day supply remaining for the 2011 model year, now is a great time to buy a Terrain. With an expected 27 mpg combined from its four-cylinder engine, four-star safety rating from NHTSA and OnStar complimentary for six months, the Terrain is eye-catching offering for consumers in the market for a mid-size SUV. Hyundai continues to prove its worth in the court of public opinion with the 2011 Hyundai Azera earning a spot on the list. The Azera has a 21 percent first year depreciation rate and comes with Hyundai’s Trade-in Value guarantee, which will tell how much exactly a new Hyundai will cost in two to four years from the time of purchase. If you own a Hyundai now, the automaker will sweeten the pot with a $1500 value owner coupon when they buy a new Azera. Hyundai currently has a 103-day supply of the Azera and earned a five star safety rating from the NHTSA. The Azera also is expected to get 23 mpg combined for the 2011 model. Toyota is the only automaker who has two models on NADAguides 2011 Top Recommended Current Buy list. The 2011 Tacoma Double Cab V-6 manual has a very low first-year depreciation rate of 10 percent and a four star safety rating from the NHTSA along with Toyota’s Star Safety System. There is roughly a 53 day supply for the Tacoma Double Cab and every one comes with the Toyota Care program, which includes complimentary maintenance and roadside assistance for two years or 25,000 miles. The second entry from Toyota’s line-up is the 2011 Toyota Venza I-4 all-wheel-drive. The Venza has a 12 percent first year depreciation, financing incentives, and a 79 day-supply of inventory. The Venza earned a four-star safety rating from the NHTSA and comes with Toyota’s Star Safety System, Bluetooth, Toyota Care maintenance, and a roadside assistance program. Do any of these cars lure you in to trade in your current ride for one of these? Source: NADAguides