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Top Recommended Vehicles for 2010

Edmunds.com has released their list of top recommended vehicles for 2010 as part of their 2010 New Car Buying Guides.

The list is broken down by price and market segment.

Top Recommended Sedans for 2010

Sedans Under $15,000    2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Hyundai Elantra
Sedans Under $20,000    2010 Mazda MAZDA3, 2010 Suzuki Kizashi and 2010 Ford Fusion
Sedans Under $25,000    2010 Honda Accord, 2010 Volkswagen Jetta and 2010 Toyota Prius
Sedans Under $30,000    2010 Buick LaCrosse and 2010 Volkswagen CC
Sedans Under $35,000    2010 Hyundai Genesis, 2010 BMW 3 Series and 2009 Infiniti G37
Sedans Under $50,000    2010 Cadillac CTS and 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Sedans Under $60,000    2010 Jaguar XF and 2010 BMW M3
Sedans Over $60,000    2010 Porsche Panamera, 2010 BMW 7 Series and 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Top Recommended Trucks for 2010

Compact Trucks    2010 Nissan Frontier and 2010 Toyota Tacoma
Large Trucks    2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 and 2010 Toyota Tundra

Top Recommended SUVs for 2010

SUVs Under $25,000    2010 Chevrolet Equinox, 2010 Honda CR-V and 2010 Toyota RAV4
SUVs Under $35,000    2010 Chevrolet Traverse, 2010 Volvo XC60 and 2010 Mazda CX-9
SUVs Under $45,000    2010 Audi Q5 and 2010 Toyota Sequoia
SUVs Over $45,000    2010 Toyota Land Cruiser and 2010 BMW X5

Top Recommended Wagons and Minivans for 2010

Wagons Under $20,000    2010 Volkswagen Jetta and 2010 Kia Soul
Wagons Under $30,000    2010 Ford Flex and 2010 Subaru Outback
Wagons Under $40,000    2010 Cadillac CTS and 2010 Audi A4
Wagons Over $40,000    2010 BMW 5 Series and 2010 Audi A6
Minivans    2010 Honda Odyssey, 2010 Toyota Sienna and 2010 Kia Sedona

Top Recommended Hybrids and Diesels for 2010

Hybrids    2010 Honda Insight, 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, 2010 Toyota Prius, 2010 Lexus HS 250h and 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
Diesels    2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, 2010 BMW 3 Series and 2010 Volkswagen Jetta

Top Recommended Convertibles for 2010

Convertibles Under $25,000    2010 Mini Cooper and 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Convertibles Under $35,000    2010 Ford Mustang and 2010 BMW 1 Series
Convertibles Under $45,000    2010 BMW 3 Series and 2010 Nissan 370Z
Convertibles Under $60,000    2009 Porsche Boxster and 2010 Chevrolet Corvette
Convertibles Over $60,000    2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and 2009 Porsche 911

Top Recommended Coupes for 2010

Coupes Under $20,000    2010 Mini Cooper and 2010 Honda Civic
Coupes Under $30,000    2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe and 2010 Ford Mustang
Coupes Under $40,000    2010 BMW 3 Series and 2010 Audi A5
Coupes Under $60,000    2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and 2009 Porsche Cayman
Coupes Over $60,000    2010 Audi R8 and 2010 Porsche 911

Top Recommended Vehicles for Mobility Challenged Drivers in 2010

Sedans    2010 Toyota Prius, 2010 Chevrolet Impala and 2010 Ford Taurus
Wagons and SUVs    2010 Honda Element
Full-Size Vans and Minivans    2010 Ford Transit Connect, 2010 Chrysler Town and Country and 2009 Dodge Sprinter

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