Saturn Vue Hybrid Called One of the "Best Deals of the Month" by IntelliChoice

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line

IntelliChoice.com, the leading source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis, today announced its "Best Deals of the Month" for new cars for August 2009. To determine its picks, IntelliChoice analyzes monthly values for new cars and trucks based on the seven primary factors that determine a vehicle's long-term ownership costs: fuel economy, maintenance, repair, retained or resale value, licensing, state fees and taxes. Using these seven factors, IntelliChoice determines what it costs to own and operate new cars over five years. The firm examines each and every new car model-year trim line, as ownership costs can vary significantly among different trim lines of the same model.

IntelliChoice.com's "Best Deals of the Month" rank which new cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs deliver the best cost of ownership in 31 vehicle classes. The Best Deals for August 2009 are:

  • Subcompact Cars - Toyota Yaris
  • Compact Cars over $17,000 - Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan
  • Compact Cars under $17,000 - Toyota Corolla
  • Midsize Cars under $21,000 - Toyota Prius
  • Midsize Cars over $21,000 - Toyota Prius
  • Convertible - MINI Cooper Convertible
  • Luxury Convertible - Volvo C70
  • Near Luxury Cars - Volvo S60
  • Luxury Cars - Volvo S80
  • Large Cars - Hyundai Sonata 4-cylinder
  • Base Sports Cars - Volkswagen GTI
  • Sports Cars (tie) - Ford Mustang GT Coupe, Pontiac Solstic GXP
  • Small/Midsize Wagon - Volkswagen Jetta TDI Wagon
  • Sport Sedan Wagon under $38,000 - Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
  • Sport Sedan/Wagon over $38,000 - Lexus GS
  • Compact Utility/Crossover - Saturn VUE Hybrid
  • Midsize Crossover - Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  • Luxury Crossover - Lexus RX
  • Intermediate Utility - Hummer H3
  • Utility - Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Luxury Utility - GMC Envoy Denali
  • Minivan - Chrysler Town & Country
  • Full-Size Van (tie) - Chevrolet Express 1500, GMC Savana 1500
  • Compact Pickup Truck 2WD - Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2WD
  • Compact Pickup 4WD - Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 4WD
  • Full-Size Pickup 2WD Half Ton (tie) - GMC Sierra Crew Cab Hybrid 2WD, Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab Hybrid 2WD
  • Full-Size Pickup 2WD 3/4 Ton - Ram 2500 Quad Cab 2WD
  • Full-Size Pickup 2WD One Ton - Ram 3500 Quad Cab 2WD
  • Full-Size Pickup 4WD Half Ton (tie) - Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab Hybrid 4WD, GMC Sierra Crew Cab Hybrid 4WD
  • Full-Size Pickup 4WD 3/4 Ton - Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4WD
  • Full-Size Pickup 4WD One Ton - Ram 3500 4WD

Source: IntelliChoice.com

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