2011 Best Retained Value Awards

By Brand



Luxury: Lexus

Honorable Mention: Acura, Infiniti



Non-Luxury: Honda

Honorable Mention: Toyota, Mazda

By Category

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


Honda Civic

Tie: Sedan Under $20,000: Honda Civic

Mazda MAZDA3

Tie: Sedan Under $20,000: Mazda MAZDA3

Honorable Mention: Honda Fit

Honda Accord

Sedan $20K-$30K: Honda Accord

Honorable Mention: Toyota Camry, Subaru Impreza

Acura TL

Tie: Sedan $30K-$40K: Acura TL

Acura TSX

Tie: Sedan $30K-$40K: Acura TSX

Honorable Mention: Lexus ES 350

Lexus GS 350

Sedan Over $40K: Lexus GS 350

Honorable Mention: Cadillac CTS, Lexus LS 460


Scion	xB

Wagon Under $25,000: Scion xB

Honorable Mention: Nissan Cube, Kia Soul

MINI Cooper Countryman

Wagon $25K-$35K: MINI Cooper Countryman

Honorable Mention: Toyota Venza, Audi A3

Audi	A4

Wagon Over $35,000: Audi A4

Honorable Mention: Cadillac CTS Wagon, BMW 3 Series


MINI Cooper

Coupe Under $25,000: MINI Cooper

Honorable Mention: Honda Civic, Volkswagen Golf

Ford Mustang

Coupe $25K-$35K: Ford Mustang

Honorable Mention: BMW 1 Series, Chevrolet Camaro

Infiniti G Coupe

Coupe $35K-$45K: Infiniti G Coupe

Honorable Mention: Audi A5, BMW 3 Series

Ford Shelby GT500

Coupe Over $45,000: Ford Shelby GT500

Honorable Mention: Audi S5, Chevrolet Corvette


Mini Cooper

Convertible Under $35,000: Mini Cooper

Honorable Mention: Mazda MX-5 Miata, Ford Mustang

Lexus	IS 250 C

Convertible $35K-$45K: Lexus IS 250 C

Honorable Mention: BMW 1 Series, Nissan 370Z

Chevrolet	Corvette

Convertible Over $45,000: Chevrolet Corvette

Honorable Mention: Audi S5, BMW 3 Series


Toyota Tacoma

Compact Truck: Toyota Tacoma

Honorable Mention: Nissan Frontier, GMC Canyon

Toyota Tundra

Large Light Duty Truck: Toyota Tundra

Honorable Mention: Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Ford	F-350 Super Duty

Large Heavy Duty Truck: Ford F-350 Super Duty

Honorable Mention: Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD


Honda	CR-V

SUV Under $25,000: Honda CR-V

Honorable Mention: Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue

Jeep Wrangler

SUV $25K-$35K: Jeep Wrangler

Honorable Mention: Toyota 4Runner, Chevrolet Traverse

Lexus	RX 350

SUV $35K-$45K: Lexus RX 350

Honorable Mention: Honda Pilot, Cadillac SRX

Lexus	GX 460

SUV Over $45,000: Lexus GX 460

Honorable Mention: Acura MDX, Lexus LX 570



Toyota Prius

Hybrid: Toyota Prius

Honorable Mention: Honda Insight, Honda Civic Hybrid

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About 2011 Best Retained Value® Awards

As part of its continuing efforts to highlight vehicle value for consumers, Edmunds.com is inaugurating the Best Retained Value® Awards. The awards recognize the brands and models that have the highest projected residual value after five years, expressed as a percentage of their True Market Value® (TMV®).

The 2011 Best Retained Value® Awards winners are Honda, which won the brand award for non-luxury makes, and Lexus, which won the brand award for luxury makes. In each case, the award is based on the average five-year retained value of the carmaker's 2011 models that launched prior to the end of 2010. In addition, Edmunds named Best Retained Value® Award winners in 23 model-level categories.

A reliable assessment of a vehicle's resale value can be a critical piece of information for consumers in the car-buying process. 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, because resale value is a key factor in determining the monthly lease payment.

All model-year 2011 vehicles that were launched by the end of 2010 and had unit sales in February 2011 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. All makes with more than 100,000 unit sales in 2010 were eligible for this year's brand-level Best Retained Value® Awards.