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Consumer Guide Automotive Announces 2006 Best Buys

September 22, 2005

Consumer Guide Automotive today announced its annual listing of Best Buy and Recommended vehicles. Vehicles in 16 model categories were test-driven in real-world situations and evaluated for price, features, performance, and accommodations. From these, Consumer Guide Automotive has selected 45 models as 2006 Best Buys.Returning winners include the Honda Civic, Audi A8, Cadillac SRX, Chrysler 300, Ford F-150, Honda Odyssey, Mazda 3, and Toyota Camry. New Best Buys for '06 include the BMW 3-Series, Ford Five Hundred and Mustang, Infiniti M, Mercury Mariner and Montego, and Toyota Avalon.Vehicles that represent outstanding values but fall just short of Best Buy status receive a Recommended award. New Recommended vehicles are the Cadillac DTS, Chevrolet Cobalt, Honda Ridgeline, Kia Sportage, Lexus ES 330, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and R-Class, and Pontiac GTO.

Consumer Guide’s 2006 Best Buy and Recommended Picks

Compact Car

Best Buy
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Honda Civic
Mazda 3
Pontiac Vibe
Toyota Matrix

Chevrolet Cobalt
Ford Focus
Hyundai Elantra
Kia Spectra
Toyota Corolla

Premium Compact Car

Best Buy
Acura TSX
Audi A4
BMW 3-Series

Saab 9-3

Midsize Car

Best Buy
Honda Accord
Toyota Camry

Chevrolet Malibu
Hyundai Sonata
Mazda 6
Nissan Altima
Subaru Outback

Premium Midsize Car

Best Buy
Acura TL
Cadillac CTS
Infiniti M

Acura RL
Infiniti G35
Lexus ES 330
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Large Car

Best Buy
Chrysler 300
Dodge Charger
Dodge Magnum
Ford Five Hundred
Mercury Montego
Toyota Avalon

Premium Large Car

Best Buy
Audi A8
Lexus LS 430

Cadillac DTS

Sporty/Preformance Car

Best Buy
Ford Mustang
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Scion tC

Acura RSX
Honda S2000
Mini Cooper
Nissan 350Z
Pontiac GTO

Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Best Buy
Chevrolet Corvette

Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class



Best Buy
Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan
Honda Odyssey

Toyota Sienna

Compact SUV

Best Buy
Ford Escape
Honda CR-V
Mazda Tribute
Mercury Mariner

Honda Element
Hyundai Tucson
Jeep Liberty
Kia Sportage
Subaru Forester

Midsize SUV

Best Buy
Honda Pilot
Toyota Highlander

Dodge Durango
Ford Explorer
Ford Freestyle
Nissan Murano
Nissan Xterra
Toyota 4Runner

Premium Midsize SUV

Best Buy
Acura MDX
Cadillac SRX
Lexus RX

Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Volvo XC90

Large SUV

Best Buy
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Suburban

GMC Yukon/Denali
Toyota Sequoia

Premium Large SUV

Best Buy
Toyota Land Cruiser

Cadillac Escalade


Compact Pickup Truck

Best Buy
Toyota Tacoma

Dodge Dakota
Honda Ridgeline

Large Pickup Truck

Best Buy
Chevrolet Silverado
Ford F-150
GMC Sierra

Dodge Ram
Nissan Titan
Toyota Tundra

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