February 6, 2004


Intellichoice names “Best Overall Values of the Year”

Intellichoice, publisher of The Complete Car Cost Guide and The Complete Small Truck Cost Guide in the U.S., has released its annual list of “Best Overall Values of the Year”. IntelliChoice BOVYs recognize those new models that are the best value in their class. According to the company, the best value does not mean the lowest cost to own, but rather the best relationship between the cost to own and the price to buy.

The 2004 BOVY winners are (prices in U.S. dollars):

Subcompact Cars
2004 Honda Civic HX (not sold in Canada)

Compact Cars under $17,000
2004 Honda Civic LX, DX

Compact Cars over $17,000
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid

Midsize car under $21,000
2004 Toyota Prius

Midsize car over $21,000
2004 Honda Accord EX

Small Wagon
2004 Toyota Matrix

Midsize/Large Wagon
2004 Subaru Legacy L

Large Cars over $24K
2004 Toyota Avalon XLS

Near Luxury
2004 Lexus ES330

Luxury
2004 Lexus LS430

Base Sport
2004 Mazda MX-5

Sport
2004 Acura NSX-T 6 speed

Minivan under $27,000
2004 Honda Odyssey LX

Minivan over $27,000
2004 Honda Odyssey EX-L

Full-size van
2004 Chevy Express 1500 AWD

Compact utility under $21,000
2004 Toyota RAV4

Compact utility over $21,000
2004 Honda CR-V EX

Intermediate Utility under $31,000
2004 Honda Pilot LX

Intermediate Utility over $31,000
2004 Lexus RX330

Full-size Utility under $38,000
2004 Chevrolet Suburban C1500

Full-size Utility over $38,000
2004 GMC Yukon XL K1500

Compact pickup 2WD
2004 Toyota Tacoma XtraCab/Doublecab

Compact pickup 4WD
2004 Chevrolet Colorado

1/2 ton Pickup 2WD
2004 Toyota Tundra regular cab

1/2 ton Pickup 4WD
2004 Chevrolet Silverado K1500/K2500

3/4 ton Pickup 2WD
2004 Chevrolet K2500 Ext Cab/C2500 Crew Cab/C2500 HD Crew Cab

3/4 ton Pickup 4WD
2004 Chevrolet K2500 Ext Cab/Crew Cab

1 ton Pickup 2WD
2004 Chevrolet Silverado C3500

1 ton Pickup 4WD
2004 Chevrolet Silverado K3500

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