“IntelliChoice.com’s annual BOVY awards are designed to instruct buyers on the cars, trucks and SUVs that deliver the most value for the money over a five year period of ownership,” said Charlie Vogelheim, executive editor of IntelliChoice.com. “We rank every model on the market based on the most important cost of ownership factors, including retained value, fuel, maintenance and repair, insurance, licensing and fees.
Toyota and Lexus garnered five of the eight overall rankings for cars and trucks, and 11 of 31 total vehicle segments. Toyota winners included the Prius hybrid, Yaris hatchback, Avalon full-size sedan, FJ Cruiser mid-size SUV, Highlander mid-size crossover, Sequoia full-size SUV, Sienna minivan, and both Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4 compact pickups. Lexus award winners included the RX luxury crossover, and the IS 350 luxury sedan.
The Prius, Yaris and Lexus RX were all repeat winners. The Prius has taken top honors in the BOVY mid-size car segment every year since 2004. Listed below are Toyota and Lexus winners:
2010 Toyota/Lexus Best Overall Winners
• Best Car Value Under $24,000 – Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota/Lexus Best Overall Values of the Year
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