2011 Chevrolet Corvette is top holiday value

KBB Picks Top Ten Holiday Values with 2011 Chevrolet Corvette at Number One

'Tis the season for all types of lists of Top 10, which helps explain how the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette has been named the number one holiday value, according to a list compiled by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com.

TorqueNews has the KBB Top Ten Holiday Values list in the correct order as published on the KBB article. A press release sent out by the organization incorrectly places the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette as number 10 on the list. We took the extra step to straighten the information out for you.

"Playing Santa this year is easy if you want to gift a full-size truck," says Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst, pricing and automotive insights, Kelley Blue Book. "With gas prices remaining relatively low, manufacturers have a lot of excess inventory in the truck segment and are offering great deals between now and the end of the year."

Gutierrez, though, doesn't explain why the Corvette is such a good deal. Veterans of the new car business will tell you it's because of the time of year. Sports cars are seasonal products with their best sales coming in the spring and summer when enthusiasts can get out and drive them. It takes a disciplined purchaser to buy a Corvette in Chicago in December.

One thing to keep in mind when perusing this list: it references specific models within a lineup. You may get a great deal on a new car but have to forego amenities you would normal want included like leather seats. Value does mean sacrifice. KBB.com also includes information about finance rates and lease deals. All information is current as of Dec. 12, 2011.

Here is the KBB.com Top 10 Holiday Values List:

1. 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
MSRP: $49,900
Fair Purchase Price: $46,407
Rebate: $3,000
Bottom Line: $43,407
Available APR: 0.0%

2. 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LS
MSRP: $31,355
Fair Purchase Price: $29,941
Rebate: $5,005
Bottom Line: $24,936
Available APR: 0.0%

3. 2011 Ford Flex SE
MSRP: $29,850
Fair Purchase Price: $28,943
Rebate: $4,000
Bottom Line: $24,943
Available APR: 1.9%
Ford is also offering a $3,528 down, $219/month lease deal for 27 months and 10,500 miles/year

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4. 2011 Chevrolet Impala LS
MSRP: $25,215
Fair Purchase Price: $24,554
Rebate: $4,000
Bottom Line: $20,554
Available APR: 0.0%

5. 2011 Buick Lucerne CXL
MSRP: $33,495
Fair Purchase Price: $32,862
Rebate: $4,000
Bottom Line: $28,862
Available APR: 0.0%

6. 2011 Ford Taurus SEL
MSRP: $28,195
Fair Purchase Price: $26,650
Rebate: $3,000
Bottom Line: $23,650
Available APR: 0.0%
Ford is also offering a $3,138 down, $279/month lease deal for 27 months and 10,500 miles/year.

7. 2011 Suzuki Equator Crew Cab Sport
MSRP: $25,874
Fair Purchase Price: $24,580
Rebate: $3,000
Bottom Line: $21,580
Available APR: 0.0%

8. 2012 Ram 1500 Quad Cab ST
MSRP: $26,645
Fair Purchase Price: $26,379
Rebate: $4,000
Bottom Line: $22,379
Available APR: 0.0%
Ram is also offering a $3,299 down, $259/month lease deal for 27 months and 12,000 miles/year.

9. 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport
MSRP: $25,770
Fair Purchase Price: $25,319
Rebate: $3,000
Bottom Line: $22,319
Available APR: 0.0%

10. 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LS
MSRP: $22,695
Fair Purchase Price: $22,014
Rebate: $2,500
Bottom Line: $19,514
Available APR: 0.0%