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NADAguides Announces Top Five Picks in Overall Vehicle Safety and Value

May 23, 2007

COSTA MESA, Calif. --- announced its top five vehicle picks in the categories of overall safety and value. They are the 2007 Saturn Outlook FWD 4-door XR, the 2007 Audi A4 4-door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak, the 2007 Pontiac G-6 4-door Sedan GTP, the 2007 Honda CR-V 4WD 5-door EX-L and the 2007 Ford Five Hundred 4-door Sedan Limited AWD.The company's editorial experts evaluated multiple points of data when determining their top picks, said, including industry safety ratings, reviews and crash tests; a comprehensive analysis of each vehicle's safety features (evaluated during independent test drives); and MSRP pricing criteria (cars whose MSRPs were below $30,000). The MSRP pricing information for this analysis, as well as additional safety specification data, was evaluated at the New Cars sectionof the website."Safety is a way of life for today's drivers, as evidenced by campaigns such as 'All-American Buckle-Up Week'," said Don Christy Jr., president and CEO of "But car buyers don't have to look hard to find plenty of safe and reliable vehicles on the market today at affordable prices. The bottom line is this -- car buyers who are committed to safetydon't have to sacrifice value in the process."Here's a summary of what NADAguides had to say about its top five safety and value picks:**2007 Saturn Outlook FWD 4dr XR (MSRP: $29,555) --- The 2007 Saturn Outlook comes equipped with plenty of safety features,including front, side-head and side-body air bags in the front seat, as well as side-head air bags in the rear seat. The Outlook also features traction control. selected the 2007 Saturn Outlook for its safety ratings and features, as well as its MSRP of $29,555, a value among other equally-equipped vehicles in its class.**2007 Audi A4 4dr Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak (MSRP: $29,440) --- In addition to child safety rear door locks and traction control, the 2007 Audi A4 features front, side-head and side-body air bags in the front seat and side-head and side-body air bags in the back seat, while ranking high in industry crash test and safety review analyses. With an MSRP of $29,440, the Audi A4 was an overall favorite for safety andvalue.**2007 Pontiac G-6 4dr Sedan GTP (MSRP: $24,650) --- In addition to solid styling, the 2007 Pontiac G-6 comes equipped withplenty of safety features, including traction control, child safety rear door locks, and a variety of air bag configurations, including front, side-head and side-body air bags in the front seat and side-head air bags in the rear seat. The 2007 Pontiac G-6 boasts the lowest price tag on the list, with an MSRP of only $24,650.**2007 Honda CR-V 4WD 5dr EX-L (MSRP: $26,000) --- Scoring well in industry crash tests and ranking favorably in safetyreviews, the 2007 Honda CR-V comes equipped with a parking aid, traction control, child safety rear door locks and air bag configurations in the front of the car that include front, side-head and side-body protection. With an MSRP of $26,000 (just slightly higher than the lowest priced vehicle on its top picks list) chose the 2007 Honda CR-V as a standout for overall safety and value.**2007 Ford Five Hundred 4dr Sedan Limited AWD (MSRP: $28,460) --- chose the 2007 Ford Five Hundred as one of its favorites for overall safety and value, based on its air bag configuration (front, side-head and side-body protection in the front of the vehicle) and the inclusion of a parking aid, child safety rear door locks and traction control. With an MSRP of $28,460, as well as favorable rankings in safety reviews and industry crash tests, the 2007 Ford Five Hundred was top pick for overall safety and value.
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