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01/20/2011

NADAguides Announces Current Car Buyers Market Report

NADAguides, the leading vehicle pricing and information provider on the Internet today, announces its 2011 First Quarter Car Buyers Market Report – six models from Lexus, Acura, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and Audi stand out as NADAguides' Top Recommended Current Buys on the market. 

Based on an in-depth analysis of depreciation value, current incentives and rebates, warranty, assistance services and features, the analysts at NADAguides announce the following vehicles as Top Recommended Current Buys in the Car Buyers Market Report: the 2011 Lexus LX 570, the 2011 Acura TL, 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC SUV, 2011 Hyundai Genesis and the 2011 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Plus and 2011 Audi A5 2.0T Premium.

The NADAguides Car Buyers Market Report is intended to spotlight for consumers new cars currently on the market that have more to offer than a rock bottom price.  Vehicle offerings taken into account in the Car Buyers Market Report analysis include low first-year ownership depreciation value of 21 percent or less, basic warranty (50,000 mile warranty or higher), above average features that make driving more pleasurable, road-side assistance programs (required to be considered), financing incentives and day supply product availability.   

Key Quotes

  • Troy Snyder, director of product development at NADAguides:  "Our market analyst team comb through thousands of data points to determine the NADAguides' Top Recommended Current Buys for our Car Buyers Market Report.  NADAguides' recommends these six vehicles as they are currently a smart buy for new car shoppers – offering low depreciation, extreme value-added options, great features and the industry's best roadside service programs."

Highlights of the Top Recommended Current Buys

  • The 2011 Lexus LX 570 made the list based on the model's low first-year depreciation rate – one of the lowest depreciation rates in the industry – great customer financing incentives currently available, and its abundance of safety and comfort features.  Lexus is currently offering four percent financing for 60 months** on the 2011 LX 570, and with a four-year, 50,000 mile warranty and currently a 43 day supply of product on the market now is a great time to buy.  Some of the features packed into this vehicle include the Lexus Enform® with Safety Connect® roadside assistance program, voice-activated HDD Navigation System and extensive safety and security features found only in a Lexus.  MRSP for the 2011 Lexus LX 570 starts at $78,555. 
  • NADAguides' analysts selected the 2011 Acura TL based on the vehicle's Highest Ratings on IIHS Crash Safety Test, best in class fuel economy, great consumer incentives and a 50,000 mile, four-year basic warranty.  Acura's Total Luxury Care® roadside assistance program offers consumers security and value, while the standard TL audio system, incomparable to the competition, makes cruising in the TL exciting.  With financing at 0.9 percent for 36 to 90 months and currently a 79 day supply of inventory, now is a perfect time to get a great deal on a 2011 Acura TL.  MSRP for the 2011 Acura TL starts at $35,305.
  • The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC is a clean diesel vehicle offering the Mercedes-Benz mbrace roadside assistance program as well as a long list of luxury accommodations including COMAND Cockpit Management and Data system and PARTRONIK.  With a 50,000 mile, four-year warranty and currently a 46 day supply of inventory on the market, NADAguides' analysts suggest now is a great time to buy this vehicle.  The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec starts with an MSRP of $60,950 with finance offerings of 4.24 percent on 36 months, 4.24 percent on 48 month and 60 months and 4.99 percent financing on 72 months.
  • With financing as low as 0.9 percent, the award winning 2011 Hyundai Genesis makes the list based on great incentives and category leading features.  A NHTSA 5-Star safety rating and a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS make the Hyundai Genesis a leader in safety and in its field.  A 60,000 mile, five-year warranty, Hyundai Blue Link roadside assistance and a long list of features make this vehicle, available at a fraction of the competitor's cost, a great buy – a 56 day supply of inventory will help consumers get an even better deal.  Hyundai is offering 0.9 percent financing on 3 months, 1.9 percent on 48 months, 2.9 percent on 60 months and 3.9 percent on 72 months.  MSRP for the 2011 Hyundai Genesis starts at $33,000. 
  • Ranked as the top luxury crossover/SUV in the Strategic Vision Inc. 2010 Total Quality Index™, the 2011 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Plus offers financing as low as 1.9 percent on 36 months, tons of features and Audi's Roadside Assistance coverage program.  Features include Audi music interface with iPod® cable and SIRIUS® Satellite Radio, heated, 12-way power front seats with driver memory, and many more.  NADAguides' analysts recommend you hurry to the dealership as there is limited availability with currently only a 28 day supply.  MSRP for the 2011 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Plus starts at $35,200. 
  • Also ranked in the Strategic Vision Inc. 2010 Total Quality Index™ as a premium coupe, the award winning 2011 Audi A5 2.0T Premium makes the list based on the vehicles feature packed interior, great customer incentives and Audi's Roadside Assistance program.  Audi concert radio with ten speakers and SIRIUS® Satellite Radio combined with a long list of features make cruising in this coupe comfortable and fun.  Financing for the 2011 Audi A5 2.0T Premium starts at 1.9 percent for 36 months, 2.4 percent for 48 months, 2.9 percent for 60 months and 5.14 percent for 72 months with a starting MSRP of $36,900.  With a current 20 day supply of the 2011 Audi A5 2.0T Premium, availability will be limited.

About the NADAguides Car Buyers Market Report

The NADAguides Car Buyers Market Report is a timely report that is the compilation of hundreds of thousands of data points and information.  To determine the Top Recommended Current Buys, the NADAguides' market analytics team develops a list of the top new cars in consideration based on first-year ownership depreciation value of 21 percent or less – any model with less than a 50,000 mile basic manufacturer warranty, without financing incentives, and that does not offer a roadside or in-vehicle assistance program is then eliminated from the list.  All remaining contenders are then carefully analyzed based on product features, financing incentives and day supply product availability*.  The NADAguides Current Car Buyers Market Report is an ongoing study, tracking and reporting on the best current new car buys for the consumer marketplace to help with the new car buying process.

About NADAguides

NADAguides (http://www.nadaguides.com) is the largest publisher of vehicle pricing and information for new and used cars, classic cars, motorcycles, boats, RVs, and manufactured homes. NADAguides offers in-depth shopping and research tools in addition to the most market-reflective pricing available. The company also produces software, raw data, web services, web-syndicated products and print guidebooks.