Ford Resale Values Likely to Increase
This is an important survey because the perceptions of consumers can have a large effect on the resale value of the car you purchase.
This year's survey found that while Toyota is still the leader in brand perception, it has taken a big hit - and is now closely followed by Ford.
Ford has been very impressive lately with the strides they've made when it comes to quality and value. We should see their resale values moving up as more and more consumers perceive the brand in a better light.
The Top 10 Best Perceived Car Brands
- Toyota: 147
- Ford: 144
- Honda: 121
- Chevrolet: 102
- BMW: 93
- Mercedes-Benz: 90
- Volvo: 84
- Lexus: 69
- Cadillac: 66
- Subaru: 50
- Isuzu: 2
- Suzuki: 5
- Mitsubishi: 8
- Land Rover: 9
- Saab: 10
- Jaguar: 13
- Mercury: 14
- Jeep: 16
- Mini: 19
- Volkswagen: 19
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