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ALG Announces Residual Value Awards

November 26, 2012

LOS ANGELES – ALG has announced its 14th annual Residual Value Awards, which recognize vehicles in different segments that the organization forecasts will retain the highest percentage of MSRP after a three-year period.

In the Midsize Car segment, the Honda Accord came in first, the Subaru Legacy took second place, and the Nissan Altima took third. In the Compact Car segment, the Hyundai Elantra came in first, the Scion tC came in second, and the Mazda3 took the number three spot.

ALG stated that among the mainstream brands, Hyundai ranked second behind Honda. Scion, which joined ALG’s Residual Value Award rankings for the first time, ranked third. Infiniti and Audi ranked second and third, respectively, among the Premium segment brands. Lexus, which was last year's highest ranked brand, according to ALG, fell to the number four spot.

Toyota took home the most awards, with six for Toyota and three for Lexus. In ALG’s Alternative Fuel segments, the Toyota Prius c and Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTEC received awards. Among Premium brands, Lexus took home segment awards for its redesigned GS and LS models (in the Premium Fullsize Car and Premium Executive Car segments, respectively). MINI received awards for the Cooper (in the Premium Compact Car segment) and Cooper Countryman (in the Sub Compact Utility Vehicle segment).

ALG’s full rankings are listed in the tables below.

SegmentWinner
Sub Compact CarHonda Fit
Compact CarHyundai Elantra
Midsize CarHonda Accord
Fullsize CarHyundai Azera
Sports CarScion FR-S
Alt-Fuel VehicleToyota Prius c
MinivanHonda Odyssey
Sub Compact Utility VehicleMINI Cooper Countryman
Compact Utility VehicleToyota FJ Cruiser
Midsize Utility VehicleHyundai Santa Fe Sport
Fullsize Utility VehicleToyota Sequoia
Midsize PickupToyota Tacoma
Fullsize PickupToyota Tundra
Premium Compact CarMINI Cooper
Premium Midsize CarMercedes-Benz C-Class
Premium Fullsize CarLexus GS 350
Premium ExecutiveLexus LS 460
Premium Sports CarPorsche 911 Carrera
Premium Alt-Fuel VehicleMercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTEC
Premium Compact Utility VehicleAcura RDX
Premium Midsize Utility VehicleAudi Q7
Premium Fullsize Utility VehicleToyota Land Cruiser

Mainstream Brand RankingsPremium Brand Rankings
HondaAcura
HyundaiInfiniti
ScionAudi
SubaruLexus
MazdaMercedes-Benz
ToyotaBMW
NissanCadillac
KiaPorsche
VolkswagenVolvo
MitsubishiLincoln
Ford 
Dodge 
Buick 
GMC 
Chevrolet 

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