Toyota and Acura retain their original value the most of any other brands after five years of ownership, according to the Edmunds.com annual Best Retained Value awards.
Toyota won in the non-luxury division with a projected 52.4 percent residual value after five years. Acura won in the luxury division with a projected five-year value of 46.9 percent.
Of the 24 segment awards, Toyota had the most wins — the Tacoma, Avalon, Tundra and Highlander. The GS 350 and GX 460 won for its Lexus brand.
General Motors Co. had three segment winners — the GMC Acadia, GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Corvette. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also had three — the Dodge Challenger, Jeep Wrangler and Ram Promaster. Ford Motor Co. had two — the F-350 Super Duty and Transit Connect.
“Smart-car shoppers who are likely to sell their car within five years should always stop and consider projected residual values before making a new car purchase,” Edmunds.com consumer advice editor Carroll Lachnit said.
Best Retained Value awards
Segment winners in Edmunds.com’s annual Best Retained Value awards:
Compact car: Subaru WRX
Compact crossover SUV: Honda CR-V
Midsize truck: Toyota Tacoma
Entry luxury car: Acura ILX
Entry luxury SUV: Acura RDX
Entry sports car: Dodge Challenger
Large car: Toyota Avalon
Large crossover SUV: GMC Acadia
Heavy duty truck: Ford F-350 Super Duty
Large SUV: GMC Yukon
Large truck: Toyota Tundra
Midrange luxury car: Lexus GS 350
Midrange luxury SUV: Lexus GX 460
Midrange sports car: Chevrolet Corvette
Midsize car: Subaru Legacy
Midsize crossover SUV: Toyota Highlander
Midsize traditional SUV: Jeep Wrangler
Minivan: Honda Odyssey
Premium luxury car: Porsche Panamera
Premium luxury SUV: Mercedes-Benz G Class
Premium sports car: Nissan GT-R
Subcompact car: Honda Fit
Small commercial van: Ford Transit Connect
Large commercial van: Ram Promaster