Hyundai Sonata Sets Highest Value Index Score Ever
Strategic Vision has released its 14th annual Total Value Index for 2010.
While Volkswagen still retains its top position, Ford has moved up into second position by bumping Honda down - particularly commendable considering that Ford was ranked dead last in the study just eight years ago.
The Hyundai Sonata took the highest Total Value Index score of any vehicle ever tested by Strategic Vision, even amongst luxury badges.
The new sedan won a total of 860 points, prompting the creation of a new Special Value Award category.
The next closest vehicle is the Hyundai Genesis with 852, while the Audi A8 rounds out the top three with 821.
Strategic Vision combines information from a whopping 442 data points in order to rank individual vehicles, and a company's score is created by averaging the verdicts for all of its respective products.
Here are the results for the other segments:
|Small Car||Honda Civic Hybrid||814|
|Small Multi-Function||Volkswagen Golf||790|
|Mid-Size Car||Ford Fusion||802|
|Mid-Size Multi-Function||Subaru Outback||760|
|Large Car||Volkswagen CC||806|
|Near-Luxury Car||Hyundai Genesis||852|
|Luxury Multi-Function||Lincoln MKT||815|
|Luxury Car||Audi A8||821|
|Specialty Coupe||MINI Cooper Hatchback||817|
|Premium Coupe||Audi TT Coupe||816|
|Mid Specialty||Honda Accord Coupe||781|
|Convertible||Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible||814|
|Premium Convertible/Roadster||Audi A5 Cabriolet||820|
|Entry Utility||Hyundai Tucson||800|
|Mid-Size Crossover Utility||Ford Flex||786|
|Mid-Size Traditional Utility||Toyota 4Runner||762|
|Large Utility||GMC Yukon||747|
|Luxury Utility||Audi Q7||798|
|Standard Pickup||Honda Ridgeline||732|
|Full-Size Pickup||Dodge Ram 1500||767|
|Heavy Duty Pickup||Ford F-250/350||698|
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