MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In their bimonthly edition covering trends in the used vehicle market, NADA Used Car Guide analysts detailed the one-year performance of all-new or heavily revised mainstream and luxury vehicle models.
"There were several new vehicles that saw major updates or were all-new to the market this year," said Jonathan Banks, executive analyst at NADA Used Car Guide. "Not surprisingly, a vehicle that held its value the best is one that provides both utility and great performance for luxury buyers."
The vehicle Mr. Banks refers to is Porsche's all-new Macan, a five-door, 5 passenger compact utility vehicle that drives much more like its sports car siblings than other crossovers seen on U.S. roads.
According to Larry Dixon, senior manager of market intelligence at NADA Used Car Guide, "The 2015 Porsche Macan outgunned all other models by retaining 83.6 percent of its typically-equipped manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP)."
While the full listing of retention values can be found in the free NADA Used Car Guide Perspective Report, the top value retention performers by segment are as follows:
Overall Highest Value Retention: 2015 Model Year Vehicles (All-New or Heavily Revised)
- Porsche Macan — 83.6% of value retained from MSRP
- Subaru WRX — 83.4% of value retained from MSRP
- Chevrolet Colorado — 83.4% of value retained from MSRP
Highest Value Retention: 2015 Model Year Vehicles By Segment (All-New or Heavily Revised)
- Subcompact Car: Honda Fit* — 75.3% of value retained from MSRP
- Compact Car: Subaru WRX — 83.4% of value retained from MSRP
- Mid-Size Car: Hyundai Sonata — 68% of value retained from MSRP
- Large Car: Hyundai Genesis* — 69.2% of value retained from MSRP
- Subcompact Utility: Chevrolet Trax* — 74.8% of value retained from MSRP
- Mid-Size Utility: Nissan Murano* — 78.5% of value retained from MSRP
- Large Utility: GMC Yukon — 80.2% of value retained from MSRP
- Mid-Size Pickup: Chevrolet Colorado — 83.4% of value retained from MSRP
- Mid-Size Van: Kia Sedona* — 67.7% of value retained from MSRP
- Luxury Subcompact Car: Audi A3* — 68.9% of value retained from MSRP
- Luxury Compact Car: Acura TLX — 71.4% of value retained from MSRP
- Luxury Large Car: Kia K900* — 51% of value retained from MSRP
- Luxury Sports Car: Alfa Romeo 4C* — 77.1% of value retained from MSRP
- Luxury Subcompact Utility: Audi Q3 — 78.2% of value retained from MSRP
- Luxury Compact Utility: Porsche Macan — 83.6% of value retained from MSRP
- Luxury Mid-Size Utility: BMW X6* — 75.9% of value retained from MSRP
- Luxury Large Utility: Cadillac Escalade* — 80.4% of value retained from MSRP
*This vehicle was the sole all-new or heavily revised vehicle in its segment
The full report listing all values and how the retention figures were calculated can be downloaded for free on the NADA Used Car Guide website.
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