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Cars With the Highest Resale Value

July 10, 2014

Let's face it -- when you're buying a new car, the last thing you're thinking about is whether the resale value of the car is going to hold up if you decide to sell it in a few years.

However, a car is an asset and you want it to retain its value so if you do decide to sell it in a few years, you don't want to feel like you got short changed. Kelley Blue Book understands this, and so each year they name the vehicles and brands with the highest resale values. The 2014 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards takes a look at which auto manufacturers produce vehicles that retain their value the best over the first five years of ownership.

When it comes to overall brand, this year's Best Brand winner is Toyota for the third time in a row. And Lexus was named the Best Luxury Brand. Not surprisingly, the top 10 list of Best Resale Value Award winners is dominated by Toyota with four vehicles on the list -- FJ Cruiser, Tacoma, 4Runner and Tundra. Also on the list are the Chevrolet Corvette, Honda CR-V, Jeep Wrangler, and Dodge Challenger. See the full Top 10 list below.

Thinking of buying one of these vehicles? Make sure to use TrueCar and Edmunds Price Promise for the best deals possible.

RankVehicleResale Value at 36 MonthsResale Value at 60 Months
12014 Toyota FJ Cruiser81.0%70.0%
22014 Toyota Tacoma73.7%61.9%
32014 Jeep Wrangler70.3%59.1%
42014 Toyota 4Runner66.6%56.2%
52014 Chevrolet Corvette67.5%53.5%
62014 Toyota Tundra63.7%52.3%
72014 Chevrolet Camaro63.7%51.9%
82014 Honda CR-V63.0%50.7%
92014 Chevrolet Silverado 150059.0%50.6%
102014 Dodge Challenger60.8%50.5%

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

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- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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