Intellichoice’s Best Overall Values for 2006

By Joel Arellano | August 24, 2006
The Best Overall Value of the Year awards are granted to those vehicles that best represent value among their peer models. Selected by Intellichoice, the vehicle’s cost-of-ownership is evaluated over a 5 year period. Factors considered include depreciation, associated fees, fuel economy, financing, and maintenance costs. 37 winners are then determined among differing class and market segments. The overall winners for 2006 are:
  • Overall Car (over $23,000) Lexus LS 430
  • Overall Car (under $23,000) Toyota Prius
  • Overall SUV (over $28,000) Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2WD
  • Overall SUV(Under $28,000) Ford Escape Hybrid 2WD
  • Overall Truck(Over $27,000) Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5 4WD
  • Overall Truck(Under $27,000) Toyota Tundra Regular Cab 2WD (Automatic)
  • Overall Van(Over $25,000) Honda Odyssey EX
  • Overall Van(Under $25,000) Honda Odyssey LX
Other categories and winners can be found at the link. Via Intellichoice