2016 Best Retained Value Awards

2016 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®). We assume 15,000 miles driven per year.

For 2016, Toyota won in the non-luxury division with a projected 53.8 percent residual value after five years, and Acura won the luxury crown with a projected five-year residual value of 47.6 percent. In addition to these brand-level awards, Edmunds.com issued model-level awards in 24 separate segments.

A reliable assessment of a vehicle's resale value can be a critical piece of information for car buyers. Smart car shoppers will choose vehicles with high retained value so they can maximize their worth at trade-in or sale. And for consumers who lease, selecting cars with strong resale value is just as important: Resale value is a key factor in determining the monthly lease payment. Click here to read more about the methodology for selecting the 2016 Best Retained Value® Award winners.

By Brand


Luxury: Acura

Honorable Mention: Lexus, Porsche


Non-Luxury: Toyota

Honorable Mention: Subaru, GMC

By Category

Cars | Suvs | Trucks | Vans


Honda Fit

Subcompact Car: Honda Fit

Honorable Mention: Kia Soul, Toyota Prius c

Subaru WRX

Compact Car: Subaru WRX

Honorable Mention: Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic

Toyota Camry

Midsize Car: Toyota Camry

Honorable Mention: Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord

Toyota Avalon

Large Car: Toyota Avalon

Honorable Mention: Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Impala

Lexus IS 350

Entry Luxury Car: Lexus IS 350

Honorable Mention: Acura ILX, Lexus ES 350


Midrange Luxury Car: BMW M3

Honorable Mention: Lexus GS 350, Jaguar XF

Porsche Panamera

Premium Luxury Car: Porsche Panamera

Honorable Mention: Audi S6, Lexus LS 460

Ford Mustang

Entry Sport Car: Ford Mustang

Honorable Mention: Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Corvette

Midrange Sport Car: Chevrolet Corvette

Honorable Mention: Porsche Cayman, Porsche Boxster

Porsche 911

Premium Sport Car: Porsche 911

Honorable Mention: Audi TTS, Audi RS 7


Honda CR-V

Compact Crossover SUV: Honda CR-V

Honorable Mention: Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4

Toyota FJ Cruiser

Midsize Crossover SUV: Toyota Highlander

Honorable Mention: Honda Pilot, Kia Sorento

GMC Acadia

Large Crossover SUV: GMC Acadia

Honorable Mention: Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave

Lexus NX 200t

Entry Luxury SUV: Lexus NX 200t

Honorable Mention: Acura RDX, Audi Q5

Lexus GX 460

Midrange Luxury SUV: Lexus GX 460

Honorable Mention: Acura MDX, Land Rover Discovery Sport

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Premium Luxury SUV: Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Honorable Mention: Lexus LX 570, Cadillac Escalade

Jeep Wrangler

Midsize Traditional SUV: Jeep Wrangler

Honorable Mention: Toyota 4Runner

GMC Yukon

Large Traditional SUV: GMC Yukon

Honorable Mention: Chevrolet Tahoe, Toyota Sequoia


Toyota Tacoma

Midsize Truck: Toyota Tacoma

Honorable Mention: GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tundra

Large Truck: Toyota Tundra

Honorable Mention: Ford F-150, GMC Sierra 1500

Ram 2500

Heavy Duty Truck: Ram 2500

Honorable Mention: Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford F-350 Super Duty


Honda Odyssey

Minivan: Honda Odyssey

Honorable Mention: Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona

Mercedes-Benz Metris

Small Commercial Van: Mercedes-Benz Metris

Honorable Mention: Ram Promaster City, Ford Transit Connect

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Large Commercial Van: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Honorable Mention: Ford Transit Van, Ram Promaster Cargo Van

2015 Best Retained Value® Awards

2014 Best Retained Value® Awards

2013 Best Retained Value® Awards

2012 Best Retained Value® Awards

2011 Best Retained Value® Awards

More About the 2016 Best Retained Value® Awards

Each brand with both (i) more than 100,000 unit sales in 2015, and (ii) models offered within at least four vehicle-type categories was eligible for this year's brand-level Best Retained Value® Awards. Each model year 2016 vehicle that both (i) was launched by the end of 2015, and (ii) had unit sales in February 2016 that were at least 25 percent of the average unit sales for the models in its segment was eligible for this year's model-level Best Retained Value® Awards. Edmunds determined each model's category for the 2016 awards based on (i) its body type segment; (ii) for certain categories, the size of the model within its body type segment; and (iii) for certain categories, the model's price and/or its competitive segment.