Edmunds.com Announces Top Recommended Vehicles for 2010, Advises Car Buyers on Key Shopping Considerations

Edmunds.com Announces Top Recommended Vehicles for 2010, Advises Car Buyers on Key Shopping Considerations


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Edmunds.com Announces Top Recommended Vehicles for 2010, Advises Car Buyers on Key Shopping Considerations

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — January 8, 2010 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, has released its 2010 New Car Buying Guides to advise car shoppers about the new cars and trucks that stand out among the many choices.

The guide contains Edmunds.com's Top Recommended Vehicles — shopping lists for consumers interested in essentially any market segment. Another section of the guide, What You Should Know before Buying, provides valuable segment-specific guidance no car shopper should miss.

"You're ready to buy a new vehicle, but how do you go about narrowing down the choices?" Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief of Edmunds.com asked. "Consumers can really use a friend in this overwhelming process; our buying guides give them the benefit of our extensive experience testing and researching every car on the market."

Below are Edmunds.com's 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

Below are Edmunds.com's 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

Below are Edmunds.com's 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

Below are Edmunds.com's 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

Below are Edmunds.com's 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

Below are Edmunds.com's 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

Below are Edmunds.com's 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

Below are Edmunds.com's 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

Edmunds.com uses the lowest available base MSRP (i.e., the price of the least expensive trim level, without any options) for each vehicle to determine each vehicle's price category.

About Edmunds (http://www.edmunds.com/about/)
Edmunds publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value®, is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site. AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.

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