2013 Best Retained Value® Awards

Edmunds.com's Best Retained Value® Awards are part of our continuing efforts to highlight vehicle value for consumers. The awards recognize the brands and models that have the highest projected private party residual value five years after their launch, expressed as a percentage of their average True Market Value® (TMV®) during their first five months in the market (or, for vehicles introduced in November or December of 2012, through March 2013) . We assume 15,000 miles driven per year.

A reliable assessment of a vehicle's resale value can be a critical piece of information for car buyers. Smart car shoppers will choose a car with high retained value so they can maximize its worth at trade-in or sale. And for consumers who lease, selecting a car with strong resale value is just as important: Resale value is a key factor in determining the monthly lease payment.

Jeep and Acura took home the top prizes this year. Jeep won in the non-luxury division with a projected 50.6 percent residual value, and Acura won the luxury crown with a projected residual value of 45.1 percent. These awards are based on each carmaker's 2013 models that launched prior to the end of 2012. In addition, Edmunds named Best Retained Value® Award winners in 22 model-level categories.

All makes with more than 100,000 unit sales in 2012 were eligible for this year's brand-level Best Retained Value® Awards. All model-year 2013 vehicles that were launched by the end of 2012 and had unit sales in March 2013 that were at least 20 percent of the average unit sales for the models in its segment were eligible for this year's model-level Best Retained Value® Awards. Edmunds determined each model's competitive segment based on its body type and the sales-weighted average MSRP of all available styles (excluding destination charges) of that model's body type.

By Make


  1. Acura

    Luxury: Acura

    Honorable Mention: Lexus, Infiniti


  1. Jeep

    Non-Luxury: Jeep

    Honorable Mention: Tie (Ram, GMC)

By Category

Sedans | Wagons | Coupes | Convertibles | Trucks | SUVs | Van | Hybrid/Electric


  1. Ford Focus

    Sedan Under $20,000: Ford Focus

    Honorable Mention: Honda Fit, Toyota Corolla

  2. Honda Civic

    Sedan $20K-$30K: Honda Civic

    Honorable Mention: Tie (Mazda MAZDA3, Nissan Altima)

  3. Dodge Charger

    Sedan $30K-$40K: Dodge Charger

    Honorable Mention: Tie (BMW 3 Series, Honda Crosstour, Chrysler 300)

  4. Porsche Panamera

    Sedan Over $40K: Porsche Panamera

    Honorable Mention: Audi S6, Cadillac CTS


  1. Toyota Venza

    Wagon Under $35,000: Toyota Venza

    Honorable Mention: MINI Cooper Countryman, Kia Soul

  2. Ford Flex

    Wagon Over $35,000: Ford Flex

    Honorable Mention: Audi allroad, Lincoln MKT


  1. Honda Civic

    Coupe Under $25,000: Honda Civic

    Honorable Mention: Tie (MINI Cooper, Scion tC)

  2. Dodge Challenger

    Coupe $25K-$35K: Dodge Challenger

    Honorable Mention: Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro

  3. BMW 3 Series

    Coupe $35K-$45K: BMW 3 Series

    Honorable Mention: Audi A5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class

  4. Chevrolet Corvette

    Coupe Over $45,000: Chevrolet Corvette

    Honorable Mention: Ford Shelby GT500, Porsche 911


  1. Ford Mustang

    Convertible Under $35,000: Ford Mustang

    Honorable Mention: Tie (MINI Cooper Roadster, MINI Cooper)

  2. Chevrolet Camaro

    Convertible $35K-$45K: Chevrolet Camaro

    Honorable Mention: BMW 1 Series, Lexus IS 250 C

  3. Ford Shelby GT500

    Convertible Over $45,000: Ford Shelby GT500

    Honorable Mention: Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911


  1. Toyota Tacoma

    Compact Truck: Toyota Tacoma

  2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    Large Light Duty Truck: Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    Honorable Mention: GMC Sierra 1500, Toyota Tundra

  3. GMC Sierra 3500HD

    Large Heavy Duty Truck: GMC Sierra 3500HD

    Honorable Mention: Tie (GMC Sierra 2500HD, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)


  1. Nissan Rogue

    SUV Under $25,000: Nissan Rogue

    Honorable Mention: Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage

  2. Jeep Wrangler

    SUV $25K-$35K: Jeep Wrangler

    Honorable Mention: Honda CR-V, Ford Escape

  3. Toyota 4Runner

    SUV $35K-$45K: Toyota 4Runner

    Honorable Mention: Toyota Highlander, GMC Acadia

  4. Lexus LX 570

    SUV Over $45,000: Lexus LX 570

    Honorable Mention: Lexus GX 460, Acura MDX


  1. Honda Odyssey

    Vans: Honda Odyssey

    Honorable Mention: Toyota Sienna, Tie (Mazda MAZDA5, Ford E-Series Wagon)


  1. Toyota Prius

    Hybrid/Electric: Toyota Prius

    Honorable Mention: Honda Civic, Tie (Toyota Prius V, Ford C-Max Hybrid)

2014 Best Retained Value® Awards

2012 Best Retained Value® Awards

2011 Best Retained Value® Awards

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