2012 Best Value of the Year Winners Announced by IntelliChoice

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Vehicle cost analysis specialist IntelliChoice today announced the winners of its 2012 Best Overall Value of the Year award. The company compiles and analyzes data in the areas of depreciation, maintenance, repairs, fuel, fees, financing, and insurance to determine the winners, which are determined to have the lowest total cost of ownership.

Fuel economy figured prominently among this year's crop of winners, with 5 of the 24 category winners being hybrid models. Other category winners are offered in hybrid trims, but the award was given to the overall model line, such as the Lexus RX and Toyota Highlander.

Toyota dominated this year's list with nine category winners for the Toyota brand, and 12 winners, when company's Lexus luxury brand is included. One notable newcomer to the list is the 2012 Toyota Prius v in the crossover/wagon category, which replaced another Toyota, the RAV4 four-cylinder, from the 2011 list. The complete list of winners is below.

Source: IntelliChoice

Class Brand Model
Compact Crossover/Wagon Toyota Matrix
Compact Passenger Car Honda Insight
Compact Pickup Toyota Tacoma
Convertible MINI Cooper Convertible
Crossover/Wagon Toyota Prius v
Full-Size Crossover/Wagon Toyota Highlander
Full-Size Pickup LD Toyota Tundra
Full-Size SUV Chevrolet Tahoe
Luxury Crossover/Wagon Infiniti FX35
Luxury Passenger Car Infiniti M37
Luxury Performance Car Audi R8
Minivan Toyota Sienna
Passenger Car Toyota Prius
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 Crossover/Wagon Lexus RX
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
SUV Toyota FJ Cruiser

Class Brand Model
Compact Crossover/Wagon Toyota Matrix
Compact Passenger Car Honda Insight
Compact Pickup Toyota Tacoma
Convertible MINI Cooper Convertible
Crossover/Wagon Toyota Prius v
Full-Size Crossover/Wagon Toyota Highlander
Full-Size Pickup LD Toyota Tundra
Full-Size SUV Chevrolet Tahoe
Luxury Crossover/Wagon Infiniti FX35
Luxury Passenger Car Infiniti M37
Luxury Performance Car Audi R8
Minivan Toyota Sienna
Passenger Car Toyota Prius
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 Crossover/Wagon Lexus RX
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
SUV Toyota FJ Cruiser

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