Edmunds.com Announces 2015 Best Retained Value Awards

Toyota and Acura Win Brand Awards, 15 Car Companies Win Model Awards

Jun 18, 2015, 12:01 ET from Edmunds.com

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota and Acura took home the top prizes in the fifth annual Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® Awards, which recognize the brands and 2015 models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average "cash" True Market Value® (TMV®) price during their first five months in the market, or for vehicles introduced in November or December of 2014, through March 2015. Toyota won in the non-luxury division with a projected 52.4 percent residual value after five years, and Acura won the luxury crown with a projected five-year residual value of 46.9 percent.

In addition to these brand-level awards, Edmunds.com issued model-level awards in 24 separate segments. Toyota had four winners, the most of any brand. A full list of all 24 model winners can be found in Appendix 1 below and on Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® Awards page at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/best-retained-value-cars.html.

"Smart car shoppers who are likely to sell their car within five years should always stop and consider projected residual values before making a new car purchase," said Edmunds.com Consumer Advice Editor Carroll Lachnit. "Whether you are leasing or buying, the retained value of a car can make a big difference in your wallet."

Each brand with both more than 100,000 unit sales in 2014, and models offered within at least four vehicle-type categories, was eligible for this year's brand-level Best Retained Value® Awards. Each model year 2015 vehicle that both was launched by the end of 2014, and had unit sales in February 2015 that were at least 25 percent of the average unit sales for the models in its segment was eligible for this year's model-level Best Retained Value® Awards. Edmunds determined each model's category for the 2015 awards based on its body type segment; for certain categories, the size of the model within its body type segment; and for certain categories, the model's price and/or its competitive segment.

More details on Edmunds.com's Best Retained Value® Awards can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/best-retained-value-cars.html

APPENDIX I

2015 Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® Awards

Model-Level Winners


Segment

Make

Model

Average
Retained
Value after
Five Years

Compact Car

Subaru

WRX

53.2%

Compact Crossover SUV

Honda

CR-V

55.2%

Midsize Truck

Toyota

Tacoma

64.5%

Entry Luxury Car

Acura

ILX

48.2%

Entry Luxury SUV

Acura

RDX

47.8%

Entry Sports Car

Dodge

Challenger

56.5%

Large Car

Toyota

Avalon

44.8%

Large Crossover SUV

GMC

Acadia

44.3%

Heavy Duty Truck

Ford

F-350 Super Duty

58.5%

Large Traditional SUV

GMC

Yukon

47.7%

Large Truck

Toyota

Tundra

57.2%

Midrange Luxury Car

Lexus

GS 350

46.3%

Midrange Luxury SUV

Lexus

GX 460

49.9%

Midrange Sports Car

Chevrolet

Corvette

52.2%

Midsize Car

Subaru

Legacy

48.5%

Midsize Crossover SUV

Toyota

Highlander

54.4%

Midsize Traditional SUV

Jeep

Wrangler

62.4%

Minivan

Honda

Odyssey

49.9%

Premium Luxury Car

Porsche

Panamera

44.7%

Premium Luxury SUV

Mercedes-Benz

G-Class

52.6%

Premium Sports Car

Nissan

GT-R

50.6%

Subcompact Car

Honda

Fit

54.5%

Small Commercial Van

Ford

Transit Connect

47.0%

Large Commercial Van

Ram

Promaster Cargo Van

44.1%

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