Toyota and Acura are Winners in Edmunds.com Best Retained Value Awards | Edmunds

Toyota and Acura are Winners in Edmunds.com Best Retained Value Awards


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.

Of the 24 brand-level awards, Toyota had the most wins with the Toyota Tacoma, Avalon, Tundra and Highlander. Lexus, Toyota's upscale brand, had two winners. They are the Lexus GS 350 and GX 460.

General Motors took home honors in three segments for the Chevrolet Corvette, GMC Acadia and GMC Yukon.

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles had three segment winners. They are the Dodge Challenger, Jeep Wrangler and Ram ProMaster Cargo Van.

Ford grabbed two segment awards for the Ford F-350 Super Duty and Ford Transit Connect.

Honda's segment winners are the Honda Fit, Odyssey and CR-V. Acura, Honda's upscale brand, was recognized for the Acura ILX and Acura RDX.

The Subaru Legacy and Subaru WRX were segment winners, along with the Nissan GT-R and Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

Porsche won a segment award for the Porsche Panamera.

Edmunds says: An important list for anyone in the market for a new vehicle.

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