Consumer Guide Automotive, publisher of new and used car reviews, announced the recipients of its 2007 Best Buy and Recommended Awards. The annual list, designed to make car buying easier for consumers, represents the best overall values in 17 categories and includes a total of 81 vehicles. The complete list of Consumer Guide's 2007 Best Buy and Recommended Awards is available at

The editors use objective criteria, such as price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability records and resale value to assess each vehicle. The winners are divided into two categories: The Consumer Guide "Best Buy" and "Recommended" winners.

A "Best Buy" rating signifies that a vehicle is ranked at the top of its class and is strongly recommended by the editors. Consumer Guide's "Recommended" list features cars that, though not ranked at the very top of their category, are still worth strong consumer consideration due to their excellent value.

Complete reviews of the winning vehicles are provided exclusively by online publisher and can be found at

The 2007 Best Buy and Recommended Award Winners


Subcompact Car
Best Buy: Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio
Recommended: Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris

Premium Compact Car
Best Buy: Audi A4, BMW 3-Series
Recommended: Acura TSX, Audi A3

Compact Car
Best Buy: Honda Civic, Mazda 3
Recommended: Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Mazda 5

Midsize Car
Best Buy: Honda Accord, Toyota Camry
Recommended: Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Mercury Milan, Saturn Aura

Premium Midsize Car
Best Buy: Acura TL, Infiniti M, Lexus ES 350
Recommended: Cadillac CTS, Infiniti G35, Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Large Car
Best Buy: Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Magnum, Toyota Avalon
Recommended: Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego

Premium Large Car
Best Buy: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Recommended: Audi A8, Cadillac DTS

Sporty/Performance Car
Best Buy: Mazda MX-5 Miata, Scion tC
Recommended: Ford Mustang, Mini Cooper, Nissan 350Z

Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Best Buy: BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette
Recommended: Jaguar XK Series, Porsche Boxster and Cayman


Best Buy: Honda Odyssey
Recommended: Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan, Hyundai Entourage, Kia Sedonna, Toyota Sienna

Compact SUV
Best Buy: Honda CRV, Suzuki Grand Vitarra
Recommended: Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4 n

Midsize SUV
Best Buy: Honda Pilot
Recommended: Ford Explorer, Ford Freestyle, Mazda CX-7, Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander


Premium Midsize SUV
Best Buy: Acura MDX, Cadillac SRX, Lexus RX
Recommended: Mercedes Benz R-Class, Volvo XC90

Large SUV
Best Buy: Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon and Denali
Recommended: Ford Expedition

Premium Large SUV
Best Buy: Cadillac Escalade
Recommended: Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class


Compact Pick up Truck
Best Buy: Toyota Tacoma
Recommended: Dodge Dakota, Honda Ridgeline

Large Pick up Truck
Recommended: Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic, Ford F-150, GMC Sierra 1500 Classic