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Cars With Lowest Ownership Costs
August 6, 2015Subaru was named Best Popular Brand and Lexus won Best Value Premium Brand in IntelliChoice's 2015 Best Overall Value of the Year Awards. The annual awards showcases vehicles with the lowest total ownership costs throughout the first five years.
Additionally, winners were named by category. The 2015 Honda Fit won Overall Value Popular Vehicle, while the 2015 Lexus RX 450h won Overall Value Premium Vehicle. Other category winners include the Toyota Prius, BMW Z4 2.8i, Chevrolet City Express, and Ford Mustang GT. Below is the full list of winners.
And if you are considering any of these award-winning vehicles, make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the lowest prices being offered in your area.
|Overall Value Popular Brand||Subaru|
|Overall Value Premium Brand||Lexus|
|Highest Retained Value Popular Brand||Subaru|
|Highest Retained Value Premium Brand||Lexus|
|Lowest Ownership Costs Popular Brand||Subaru|
|Lowest Ownership Costs Premium Brand||Acura|
|Overall Value Popular Vehicle||Honda Fit|
|Overall Value Premium Vehicle||Lexus RX 450h|
|Compact Passenger Car||Honda Fit|
|Premium Compact Passenger Car||Lexus CT 200h|
|Passenger Car||Toyota Prius|
|Premium Passenger Car||Lexus ES 300h|
|Luxury Passenger Car||BMW 528i|
|Convertible||Mini Cooper Roadster|
|Premium Convertible||BMW Z4 2.8i|
|Sporty/Coupe||Toyota Yaris 2-Door Hatchback|
|Premium Sporty/Coupe||BMW 428 Coupe|
|Performance Car||Ford Mustang GT|
|Premium Performance Car||Audi S3|
|Luxury Performance Car||Porsche 911|
|Compact Utility||Subaru XV Crosstrek|
|Premium Compact Utility||Volvo XC60 T5|
|Mid-Size Utility||Jeep Wrangler Unlimited|
|Premium Mid-Size Utility||Lexus RX 450h|
|Full-Size Utility||Toyota Highlander|
|Premium Full-Size Utility||Chevrolet Tahoe|
|Luxury Utility||Cadillac Escalade|
|Cargo Van||Chevrolet City Express|
|Full-Size Pickup Light Duty||Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab|
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