The 13th annual Best Overall Value of the Year awards were announced today by IntelliChoice. Heading the 1999 BOVY(TM) winners were Honda with five best in category BOVYs, Nissan with four best in category BOVYs, and Chevrolet with three best in category BOVYs, as well as a manufacturer-leading overall total of 13 awards.
``Our analysts at IntelliChoice annually pore over millions of automotive stats and facts, this year evaluating more than 800 cars and trucks from the class of '99,'' said IntelliChoice founder Peter Levy. ``Based strictly on all of this economic data, we identify the cars and trucks that offer the greatest value ... These are the BOVYs.''
IntelliChoice calculates and then projects the costs over five years for vehicle depreciation, insurance, maintenance, repair, fuel, state fees and financing to determine the best values in 29 car and truck categories.
The 1999 Wrangler SE (2 Door, 4WD) was named the "Best SUV Value Under $25,000" as well as the "Best Compact SUV Value". The 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited (4 Door, 2WD) was named the "Intermediate Utilitiy A Best Overall Value of the Year".