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Kiplinger Personal Finance Announces Their 2011 Best Values

Kiplinger Finance 2011 Auto Best Values

Kiplinger Personal Finance recently launched their 2011 Car Buying Guide on their website, and published their "Top Picks" recommendations in the March 2011 magazine issue available now.  Kiplinger's categorized autos in 11 categories and ranked them by price, performance, safety, roominess, and driving impressions.   You can see their full research functionality on the Kiplinger website.

Kiplinger Personal Finance Top Picks for 2011 include:

Under $20,000

Best New Car: 2011 Hyundai Elantra

Best in Class: 2011 Volkswagen Golf

Best Resale Value: 2011 Scion xB 

$20,000-$25,000

Best New Car: 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Best in Class: 2011 Toyota Prius II

Best Resale Value: 2011 Mini Cooper Clubman 

$25,000-$30,000

Best New Car: 2011 Kia Optima

Best in Class: 2011 Honda Accord EX V6

Best Resale Value: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX 

$30,000-$45,000

Best New Car: 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Best in Class: 2011 BMW 335d

Best Resale Value: 2011 Audi A5 2.0T Quattro Premium 

$45,000 and Over

Best New Car: 2011 Infiniti M

Best in Class: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC

Best Resale Value: 2011 Audi S5 Quattro Premium Plus 

Sports Cars

Best New Sports Car: 2011 Ford Mustang

Best in Class: 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

Best Resale Value: 2011 BMW M3

Small Crossovers

Best New Small Crossover: 2011 Kia Sportage

Best in Class: 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Premium

Best Resale Value: 2011 Honda CR-V LX

Midsize and Large Crossovers

Best New Crossover: 2011 Ford Explorer

Best in Class: 2011 Mazda CX-9 Sport

Best Resale Value: 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d

Truck-Based SUVs

Best New SUV: 2011 Infiniti QX56

Best in Class: 2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS

Best Resale Value: 2011 Lexus GX 460 

Minivans

Best New Minivan and Best in Class: 2011 Honda Odyssey

Best Resale Value: 2011 Honda Odyssey LX 

Wagons

Best New Wagon: 2011 Acura TSX

Best in Class: 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Best Resale Value: 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited