SANTA MONICA, California — Toyota and Acura retain their original value better than any other brands after five years of ownership, according to the fifth annual Edmunds.com Best Retained Value awards.
Toyota won in the non-luxury division with a projected 52.4 percent residual value after five years. Acura won the luxury division with a projected five-year residual value of 46.9 percent.
"Smart car shoppers who are likely to sell their car within five years should always stop and consider projected residual values before making a new car purchase," said Edmunds.com Consumer Advice Editor Carroll Lachnit. "Whether you are leasing or buying, the retained value of a car can make a big difference in your wallet."
Edmunds.com also announced Best Retained Value awards model-level winners.
Porsche won a segment award for the Porsche Panamera.
Edmunds says: An important list for anyone in the market for a new vehicle.