2014 Best Retained Value Awards

By Brand



Luxury: Acura

Honorable Mention: Lexus, Audi



Non-Luxury: Honda

Honorable Mention: Toyota, GMC

By Category

Sedans | Wagons | Coupes | Convertibles | Trucks | SUVs | Vans


Honda Civic

Compact Sedan: Honda Civic

Honorable Mention: Ford Focus, Subaru Impreza WRX

Acura ILX

Luxury Compact Sedan: Acura ILX

Honorable Mention: BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS

Nissan Altima

Midsize Sedan: Nissan Altima

Honorable Mention: Honda Accord, Toyota Camry

Acura TSX

Luxury Midsize Sedan: Acura TSX

Honorable Mention: Lexus ES 350, Acura TL

Toyota Avalon

Large Sedan: Toyota Avalon

Honorable Mention: Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300

Porsche Panamera

Luxury Large Sedan: Porsche Panamera

Honorable Mention: Lexus LS 460, Cadillac CTS


Scion xB

Compact Wagon: Scion xB

Honorable Mention: MINI Cooper Countryman, Kia Soul

Toyota Venza

Midsize/Large Wagon: Toyota Venza

Honorable Mention: Subaru Outback, Toyota Prius v

Acura	TSX Sport Wagon

Luxury Wagon: Acura TSX Sport Wagon

Honorable Mention: BMW 3 Series, Volvo XC70


Subaru BRZ

Compact Coupe: Subaru BRZ

Honorable Mention: Honda Civic, Scion FR-S

Porsche 911

Luxury Compact Coupe: Porsche 911

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

Dodge Challenger

Midsize/Large Coupe: Dodge Challenger

Honorable Mention: Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Luxury Midsize Coupe: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Honorable Mention: Audi A5, Audi S5


MINI Cooper Roadster

Compact Convertible: MINI Cooper Roadster

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

Porsche 911

Luxury Compact Convertible: Porsche 911

Honorable Mention: BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster

Chevrolet Camaro

Midsize Convertible: Chevrolet Camaro

Honorable Mention: Ford Mustang, Chrysler 200

Audi A5

Luxury Midsize Convertible: Audi A5

Honorable Mention: Audi S5, Infiniti Q60 Convertible


Toyota Tacoma

Compact Truck: Toyota Tacoma

Honorable Mention: Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tundra

Large Truck: Toyota Tundra

Honorable Mention: Ram 1500, GMC Sierra 1500

Ford F-350 Super Duty

Large Heavy Duty Truck: Ford F-350 Super Duty

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


Jeep Wrangler

Compact SUV: Jeep Wrangler

Honorable Mention: Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4

Toyota FJ Cruiser

Midsize SUV: Toyota FJ Cruiser

Honorable Mention: Toyota Highlander, Toyota 4Runner


Luxury Compact/Midsize SUV: BMW X6

Honorable Mention: Lexus GX 460, Infiniti QX70

Toyota Sequoia

Large SUV: Toyota Sequoia

Honorable Mention: GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe

Audi Q7

Luxury Large SUV: Audi Q7

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


Ram-Promaster Cargo Van

Commercial Van: Ram Promaster Cargo Van

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

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About 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.