Jeep, Acura Capture Edmunds.com’s 2013 Best Retained Value Awards

June 12, 2013
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Jeep and Acura took home the top prizes in Edmunds.com’s third annual Best Retained Value® Awards, which recognize the brands and new car models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average True Market Value® (TMV®) price when sold new. Jeep won in the non-luxury division with a projected 50.6 percent residual value after five years, and Acura won the luxury crown with a projected five-year residual value of 45.1 percent.

“Jeep’s small lineup is led by two popular models – Wrangler and Grand Cherokee – that deliver big residual value for their owners. The Wrangler is especially vital to the brand because its retained value sits at an elite level matched by few other vehicles in any segment,” says Edmunds.com Director of Auto Remarketing Joe Spina. “Meanwhile, this is the second year in a row that Acura has won, and the brand clearly has done a great job distinguishing its value in a hypercompetitive luxury market.”

In addition to these brand-level awards, Edmunds.com issued model-level awards in 22 separate categories. Ford and Toyota tied for the most model winners with four apiece. A full list of all 22 model winners can be found in Appendix 1 below and on Edmunds.com’s Best Retained Value® Awards page at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/best-retained-value-cars.html.

All vehicle makes with more than 100,000 unit sales in the U.S. 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.

More details on Edmunds.com’s Best Retained Value® Awards can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/best-retained-value-cars.html.

APPENDIX I

2013 Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® Awards
Model-Level Winners

Category

Make

Model

Retained Value^

Compact Truck

Toyota

Tacoma

60.2%

Convertible Under $35,000

Ford

Mustang

48.3%

Convertible $35K-$45K

Chevrolet

Camaro

46.6%

Convertible Over $45K

Ford

Shelby GT500

48.4%

Coupe Under $25,000

Honda

Civic

49.9%

Coupe $25K-$35K

Dodge

Challenger

54.5%

Coupe $35K-$45K

BMW

3 Series

45.2%

Coupe Over $45,000

Chevrolet

Corvette

49.6%

Hybrid

Toyota

Prius

47.4%

Large Light Duty Truck

Chevrolet

Silverado 1500

54.5%

Large Heavy Duty Truck

GMC

Sierra 3500HD

52.7%

Sedan Under $20,000

Ford

Focus

54.4%

Sedan $20K-$30K

Honda

Civic

50.9%

Sedan $30K-$40K

Dodge

Charger

47.8%

Sedan Over $40K

Porsche

Panamera

43.6%

SUV Under $25,000

Nissan

Rogue

48.2%

SUV $25K-$35K

Jeep

Wrangler

56.5%

SUV $35K-$45K

Toyota

4Runner

51.1%

SUV Over $45,000

Lexus

LX 570

50.5%

Vans

Honda

Odyssey

44.3%

Wagon Under $35,000

Toyota

Venza

48.9%

Wagon Over $35,000

Ford

Flex

43.4%

 

 

 

 

^ – Retained Value is the projected private party resale value after five years in the market and assuming 15,000 miles driven per year, expressed as a percentage of the True Market

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