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Cars With the Best Resale Values
November 27, 2014When purchasing a brand new car, there's a lot of things to consider beyond the sticker price -- size, safety, fuel efficiency, how it handles during a test drive. One thing that a lot of car buyers forget to factor in is the potential resale value of the vehicle. In other words, if you were to sell or trade in this car in a few years, how much of its original value would still be there?
Figuring this out can be a bit confusing as not every vehicle depreciates at the same rate. To help, Cars.com recently released their list of car manufacturers with the best resale value, spotlighting 2015 models across 26 different segments. These are all vehicles that should keep the largest percentage of their retail price after three years.
For the overall winners, Toyota was named the best Mainstream Brand with five vehicles on the list, including the Prius v, Highlander, 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra. And Land Rover was named best Premium Brand. Below is the full list of winners by segment.
For even more savings on these high resale value vehicles, I recommend you get pricing from TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect .
|Premium Brand||Land Rover|
|Subcompact Car||Honda Fit|
|Compact Car||Mazda Mazda3|
|Midsize Car||Subaru Legacy|
|Full-Size Car||Dodge Charger|
|Sports Car||Subaru WRX|
|Alt-Fuel Vehicle||Toyota Prius v|
|Compact Utility Vehicle||Honda CR-V|
|Midsize Utility Vehicle – 2 Row||Subaru Outback|
|Midsize Utility Vehicle – 3 Row||Toyota Highlander|
|Full-Size Utility Vehicle||Chevrolet Tahoe|
|Off-Road Utility Vehicle||Toyota 4Runner|
|Midsize Pickup||Toyota Tacoma|
|Full-Size Pickup||Toyota Tundra|
|Midsize Commercial Van||Ford Transit Connect|
|Full-Size Commercial Van||Mercedes-Benz Sprinter|
|Premium Compact Car||Mini Hardtop|
|Premium Midsize Car||Lexus IS|
|Premium Full-Size Car||Hyundai Genesis|
|Premium Executive Car||Porsche Panamera|
|Premium Sports Car||Audi TT|
|Premium Compact Utility Vehicle||Porsche Macan|
|Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle – 2 Row||Land Rover Range Rover Sport|
|Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle – 3 Row||Lexus GX|
|Premium Full-Size Utility Vehicle||Toyota Land Cruiser|
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
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Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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