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  • Best Valued Cars for 2011

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    If you're thinking of getting a new car, then be sure to take a look at this article from Forbes, where Tom Libby, a market researcher, has given us his input on the best cars of 2011.

    As if to underscore the time-honored notion in the automotive business that “new cars sell,” most of the models that showed the biggest sales gains over the first half of the year were those that either premiered or have been redesigned for 2011.

    Tom Libby, an advisor with the market research firm R.L. Polk & Co, in Southfield, Mich., recently identified what are the five “most successful” models each in the premium and non-premium new-car segments. This is based largely on their increases in retail registrations this year through the end of June compared to the same period a year earlier. In addition to being among the year’s top sellers, Libby cites each model as “helping the make move forward” by boosting the brand’s aggregate sales and/or elevating its market perception.

    While at one time the movers and shakers among mainstream models would have certainly been big and burly sport-utility vehicles, four out of five are now passenger cars, including two domestic-branded autos. Of these, two are family cars (Hyundai Sonata and Volkswagen Jetta), one is a compact (Chevrolet Cruze) and one a subcompact (Ford Fiesta). The former are helping their respective brands make significant inroads into the midsize sedan market, while the latter two are riding a wave of popularity stirred by a strong undercurrent of stinging gas prices.

    And while traditional 4X4 SUVs may have lost their luster in recent years in favor of more user-friendly all-wheel-drive crossovers, the fifth non-premium model on R.L. Polk’s list is the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee – it’s now as refined as it is rugged and remains among the most off-road-worthy vehicles.

    Libby cites other successful mainstream vehicles this year as being the Kia Optima, Buick Regal, Chrysler 200 (Sebring), Dodge Durango, Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Equinox.

    Among premium models, the five vehicles enjoying the greatest boosts in popularity include just a single domestic model, the Cadillac CTS. Though that car has been around in its current form since 2008, it added what has become a popular coupe version last fall. The remainder of the top five is split evenly between luxury sedans (BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XJ) and sporty upscale crossover SUVs (Porsche Cayenne and BMW X3), all of which received major makeovers for model-year 2011.

    Read more at Yahoo Autos

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