Honda holds top spot for value

first_imgMedium multifunction: Mazda6 Wagon Larger car: Hyundai Azera Near luxury car: BMW 3-Series Luxury multifunction: Audi A4/S4 Avant Luxury car (3-way tie): Lexus LS 430, Acura RL, Audi A8 Small specialty less than $25K: Mini Cooper Small specialty more than $25K: Chevrolet Corvette Mid-specialty: Honda Accord Coupe Convertible less than $30K: Mini Cooper Convertible Convertible more than $30K: Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Minivan: Kia Sedona Small SUV (tie): Saturn Vue, Hyundai Tucson Medium crossover SUV: Honda Pilot Medium SUV: Nissan Xterra Large SUV: Nissan Armada Near luxury SUV: Lexus RX 330 Luxury SUV: Mercedes GL-Class Compact pickup: Honda Ridgeline Full-size pickup: Nissan Titan Heavy-duty pickup: Chevrolet Silverado Best model: Mini Cooper Most-improved brand: Honda Best corporation (overall): Honda Motor Co. Source: Strategic Vision Inc.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETROIT – Toyota Motor Corp. lost some ground to the competition in an annual vehicle-value survey to be released today. Honda Motor Co. held onto its overall ranking as the best full-line automaker, while General Motors Corp., which won in four segments, was the only domestic automaker with any top-ranked vehicles. Toyota, which had seven segment winners in 2005, took only three categories in this year’s study by Strategic Vision Inc. Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor Co. gained ground, with its Kia Optima taking the top spot for medium car, the Hyundai Azera winning for larger car, and the Kia Sedona ranking as the top minivan. The Hyundai Tucson tied with GM’s Saturn Vue for top-ranked small SUV. San Diego-based Strategic Vision surveyed more than 64,000 people who purchased new vehicles from October 2005 to March 2006. Participants were questioned after 90 days of ownership. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe study tries to capture whether consumers believe they got their money’s worth and factors in emotional components. Alexander Edwards, president of Strategic Vision’s automotive research group, said Toyota must be careful not to become complacent. Small car: Honda Civic Small multifunction: Scion xB Medium car: Kia Optima last_img read more