2014 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 2013, through March 2014) . We assume 15,000 miles driven per year. These awards are based on each carmaker's 2014 models that launched prior to the end of 2013.

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.

Honda and Acura took home the top prizes this year. Honda won in the non-luxury division with a projected 50.1 percent residual value, and Acura won the luxury crown with a projected residual value of 45.4 percent. In addition, Edmunds named Best Retained Value® Award winners in 27 model-level categories.

All model-year 2014 vehicles that were launched by the end of 2013 and had unit sales in February 2014 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 segment based on its body type, the size of the vehicle within its body type segment, and the model's competitive luxury/non-luxury class

All brands with more than 100,000 unit sales in 2013 and models competing within at least four vehicle type categories were eligible for this year's brand-level Best Retained Value® Awards.

By Brand


  1. Acura

    Luxury: Acura

    Honorable Mention: Lexus, Audi


  1. Honda

    Non-Luxury: Honda

    Honorable Mention: Toyota, GMC

By Category

Sedans | Wagons | Coupes | Convertibles | Trucks | SUVs | Van


  1. Honda Civic

    Compact Sedan: Honda Civic

    Honorable Mention: Ford Focus, Subaru Impreza WRX

  2. Acura ILX

    Luxury Compact Sedan: Acura ILX

    Honorable Mention: BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS

  3. Nissan Altima

    Midsize Sedan: Nissan Altima

    Honorable Mention: Honda Accord, Toyota Camry

  4. Acura TSX

    Luxury Midsize Sedan: Acura TSX

    Honorable Mention: Lexus ES 350, Acura TL

  5. Toyota Avalon

    Large Sedan: Toyota Avalon

    Honorable Mention: Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300

  6. Porsche Panamera

    Luxury Large Sedan: Porsche Panamera

    Honorable Mention: Lexus LS 460, Cadillac CTS


  1. Scion xB

    Compact Wagon: Scion xB

    Honorable Mention: MINI Cooper Countryman, Kia Soul

  2. Toyota Venza

    Midsize/Large Wagon: Toyota Venza

    Honorable Mention: Subaru Outback, Toyota Prius v

  3. Acura	TSX Sport Wagon

    Luxury Wagon: Acura TSX Sport Wagon

    Honorable Mention: BMW 3 Series, Volvo XC70


  1. Subaru BRZ

    Compact Coupe: Subaru BRZ

    Honorable Mention: Honda Civic, Scion FR-S

  2. Porsche 911

    Luxury Compact Coupe: Porsche 911

    Honorable Mention: Porsche Cayman, Mercedes-Benz C-Class

  3. Dodge Challenger

    Midsize/Large Coupe: Dodge Challenger

    Honorable Mention: Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro

  4. Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

    Luxury Midsize Coupe: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

    Honorable Mention: Audi A5, Audi S5


  1. MINI Cooper Roadster

    Compact Convertible: MINI Cooper Roadster

    Honorable Mention: Nissan 370Z, Mazda MX-5 Miata

  2. Porsche 911

    Luxury Compact Convertible: Porsche 911

    Honorable Mention: BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster

  3. Chevrolet Camaro

    Midsize Convertible: Chevrolet Camaro

    Honorable Mention: Ford Mustang, Chrysler 200

  4. Audi A5

    Luxury Midsize Convertible: Audi A5

    Honorable Mention: Audi S5, Infiniti Q60 Convertible


  1. Toyota Tacoma

    Compact Truck: Toyota Tacoma

    Honorable Mention: Nissan Frontier

  2. Toyota Tundra

    Large Truck: Toyota Tundra

    Honorable Mention: Ram 1500, GMC Sierra 1500

  3. Ford F-350 Super Duty

    Large Heavy Duty Truck: Ford F-350 Super Duty

    Honorable Mention: Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, GMC Sierra 2500HD


  1. Jeep Wrangler

    Compact SUV: Jeep Wrangler

    Honorable Mention: Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4

  2. Toyota FJ Cruiser

    Midsize SUV: Toyota FJ Cruiser

    Honorable Mention: Toyota Highlander, Toyota 4Runner

  3. BMW X6

    Luxury Compact/Midsize SUV: BMW X6

    Honorable Mention: Lexus GX 460, Infiniti QX70

  4. Toyota Sequoia

    Large SUV: Toyota Sequoia

    Honorable Mention: GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe

  5. Audi Q7

    Luxury Large SUV: Audi Q7

    Honorable Mention: Infiniti QX60, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class


  1. Honda Odyssey

    Minivan: Honda Odyssey

    Honorable Mention: Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Town and Country

  2. Ram-Promaster Cargo Van

    Commercial Van: Ram Promaster Cargo Van

    Honorable Mention: Ford E-Series Van, GMC Savana Cargo

2013 Best Retained Value® Awards

2012 Best Retained Value® Awards

2011 Best Retained Value® Awards


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