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Toyota Takes KBB’s Title for 2012 Best Resale Value Brand

November 30, 2011

Kelley Blue Book, a provider of new and used vehicle information, announced this month the all-new 2012 model-year vehicle winners of its annual “Best Resale Value Awards,” recognizing current and forthcoming vehicles for their projected retained value throughout the initial five-year ownership period.

The awards are based on projections from the November/December 2011 Kelley Blue Book Official Residual Value Guide, determined by a staff of automotive analysts. These awards honor vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original MSRP after five years of ownership.

Low-volume vehicles and vehicles with a MSRP of more than $60,000 are excluded from award consideration, except in the luxury and high-performance categories.

2012 Best Resale Value: Brand


2012 Best Resale Value: Luxury Brand


2012 Best Resale Value: By Vehicle Category

Subcompact Car: Honda Fit

Compact Car: Honda Civic

Mid-Size Car: Toyota Camry

Full-Size Car: Nissan Maxima

Near-Luxury Car: Lexus Is

Luxury Car: Audi A5

Sports Car: Chevrolet Camaro V-6

High-Performance Car: Chevrolet Camaro Ss

Hybrid Car: Honda Civic Hybrid

Electric Car: Chevrolet Volt

Compact Suv: Jeep Wrangler

Mid-Size SUV: Toyota Fj Cruiser

Full-Size SUV: Chevrolet Traverse

Luxury SUV: Audi Q7

Hybrid SUV: Lexus Rx 450h

Mid-Size Pickup: Toyota Tacoma

Full-Size Pickup: Ford F-Series Super Duty

Van: Honda Odyssey

Wagon: Subaru Outback

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  1. 1. Brian [ July 27, 2012 @ 04:25AM ]

    Not sure I see Toyota "winning" here. By pure number of segment winners, Honda far and away leads the pack followed by Chevrolet. Toyota resale on the popular Camry fleet models has been abysmal for almost two years now. You can get a Camry LE fleet model for $18K new and after 18-24 months they are selling used for $12-13K unless you throw in an extended warranty which may get you to $14K. Our Chevrolet Malibu 1LT models of the same age are about $19K new and can sell at auctions for $15-16K every day - much better resale. Same for the Fusion.


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