2013 Best Retained Value Awards

By Brand



Luxury: Acura

Honorable Mention: Lexus, Infiniti



Non-Luxury: Jeep

Honorable Mention: Tie (Ram, GMC)

By Category

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


Ford Focus

Sedan Under $20,000: Ford Focus

Honorable Mention: Honda Fit, Toyota Corolla

Honda Civic

Sedan $20K-$30K: Honda Civic

Honorable Mention: Tie (Mazda MAZDA3, Nissan Altima)

Dodge Charger

Sedan $30K-$40K: Dodge Charger

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

Porsche Panamera

Sedan Over $40K: Porsche Panamera

Honorable Mention: Audi S6, Cadillac CTS


Toyota Venza

Wagon Under $35,000: Toyota Venza

Honorable Mention: MINI Cooper Countryman, Kia Soul

Ford Flex

Wagon Over $35,000: Ford Flex

Honorable Mention: Audi allroad, Lincoln MKT


Honda Civic

Coupe Under $25,000: Honda Civic

Honorable Mention: Tie (MINI Cooper, Scion tC)

Dodge Challenger

Coupe $25K-$35K: Dodge Challenger

Honorable Mention: Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro

BMW 3 Series

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

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

Chevrolet Corvette

Coupe Over $45,000: Chevrolet Corvette

Honorable Mention: Ford Shelby GT500, Porsche 911


Ford Mustang

Convertible Under $35,000: Ford Mustang

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

Chevrolet Camaro

Convertible $35K-$45K: Chevrolet Camaro

Honorable Mention: BMW 1 Series, Lexus IS 250 C

Ford Shelby GT500

Convertible Over $45,000: Ford Shelby GT500

Honorable Mention: Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911


Toyota Tacoma

Compact Truck: Toyota Tacoma

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Large Light Duty Truck: Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Honorable Mention: GMC Sierra 1500, Toyota Tundra

GMC Sierra 3500HD

Large Heavy Duty Truck: GMC Sierra 3500HD

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


Nissan Rogue

SUV Under $25,000: Nissan Rogue

Honorable Mention: Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage

Jeep Wrangler

SUV $25K-$35K: Jeep Wrangler

Honorable Mention: Honda CR-V, Ford Escape

Toyota 4Runner

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

Honorable Mention: Toyota Highlander, GMC Acadia

Lexus LX 570

SUV Over $45,000: Lexus LX 570

Honorable Mention: Lexus GX 460, Acura MDX


Honda Odyssey

Vans: Honda Odyssey

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


Toyota Prius

Hybrid/Electric: Toyota Prius

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

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About 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.