|Compact Passenger Car||Honda||Insight|
|Full-Size Pickup LD||Toyota||Tundra|
|Luxury Passenger Car||Infiniti||M37|
|Luxury Performance Car||Audi||R8|
|Performance Car||Chevrolet||Camaro SS Convertible|
|Premium Compact Crossover/Wagon||Audi||A3|
|Premium Compact Passenger Car||Lexus||CT 200h|
|Premium Convertible||Audi||A5 Convertible|
|Premium Passenger Car||Buick||LaCrosse 4cyl|
|Premium Performance Car||Chevrolet||Corvette|
|Premium Sporty/Coupe||Audi||A5 Coupe|
|Premium SUV||Lexus||GX 460|
|Sporty/Coupe||Toyota||Yaris 2-Door Hatchback|
Intellichoice Names 2012 Best Value of the Year Winners
Intellichoice has released its annual list of cars it considers a Best Value of the Year. Analyzing every new car for the 2012 model year, Intellichoice applies cost analysis to determine cars that have low total ownership costs as well as lower than expected costs over time. Looking beyond the initial sticker price of the car, the company categorizes cars into 24 different segments, and compiles data on seven specific metrics: depreciation; maintenance; repairs; fuel; fees; financing; and insurance. Every year the list is reviewed to keep current with automotive trends. For 2012, Intellichoice added the Full Size Crossover/Wagon and Luxury Performance Vehicle segments to keep current with the market. Of the 24 segment winners, Toyota accounted for half, with nine Toyotas and three of the automaker's luxury line Lexus models. The full list of winners is below.
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