Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Chevrolet and Infiniti grabbed top honors from California-based IntelliChoice's 14th annual BOVY (Best Overall Value of the Year) awards.

The Honda Civic CX Hatchback was deemed the best car value under $20,000, The Mercedes-Benz E320 AWD sedan best car value over $20,000.

Ford's Ranger XL Supercab 4WD extended cab was the selection for the best truck value for less than $18,000. The best truck value over $18,000: the Chevrolet Silverado K1500 2-door extended cab.

In the SUV vehicle segment, Honda's CR-V LX 2WD wins in the under-$25,000 category. The Infinity QX4 4WD was tops on the over $25,000 list.

"Our analysts annually pore over millions of automotive stats and facts. We evaluated more than 800 car and trucks from the class of 2000," says IntelliChoice President John Hammond.