New Cars With the Best Resale Values
June 20, 2013When buying a new car, it's smart to choose ones that are going to retain their value, so when it comes time to sell, you get to keep more of your hard-earned dollars. According to Edmunds.com's third annual Best Retained Value Awards, Jeep and Acura took top honors when it comes to resale value, .
The awards recognizes the brands and new car models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average True Market Value (TMV) price when sold new.
Jeep won in the non-luxury division with a projected 50.6% residual value after five years, while Acura won in the luxury division with a projected five-year residual value of 45.1%. Additionally, Edmunds.com also gives out model-level awards in 22 different categories. For those, Ford and Toyota tied for the most awards with four each.
The following is a full list of the 22 model-level winners and their projected five-year retained value. Considering purchasing one of these vehicles? Don't forget to use use the free RydeShopper to get the biggest discounts.
|Category||Make||Model||Projected Retained Value|
|Convertible Under $35,000||Ford||Mustang||48.3%|
|Convertible Over $45K||Ford||Shelby GT500||48.4%|
|Coupe Under $25,000||Honda||Civic||49.9%|
|Coupe $35K-$45K||BMW||3 Series||45.2%|
|Coupe Over $45,000||Chevrolet||Corvette||49.6%|
|Large Light Duty Truck||Chevrolet||Silverado 1500||54.5%|
|Large Heavy Duty Truck||GMC||Sierra 3500HD||52.7%|
|Sedan Under $20,000||Ford||Focus||54.4%|
|Sedan Over $40K||Porsche||Panamera||43.6%|
|SUV Under $25,000||Nissan||Rogue||48.2%|
|SUV Over $45,000||Lexus||LX 570||50.5%|
|Wagon Under $35,000||Toyota||Venza||48.9%|
|Wagon Over $35,000||Ford||Flex||43.4%|
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