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.
|Sub Compact Car||Honda Fit|
|Compact Car||Hyundai Elantra|
|Midsize Car||Honda Accord|
|Fullsize Car||Hyundai Azera|
|Sports Car||Scion FR-S|
|Alt-Fuel Vehicle||Toyota Prius c|
|Sub Compact Utility Vehicle||MINI Cooper Countryman|
|Compact Utility Vehicle||Toyota FJ Cruiser|
|Midsize Utility Vehicle||Hyundai Santa Fe Sport|
|Fullsize Utility Vehicle||Toyota Sequoia|
|Midsize Pickup||Toyota Tacoma|
|Fullsize Pickup||Toyota Tundra|
|Premium Compact Car||MINI Cooper|
|Premium Midsize Car||Mercedes-Benz C-Class|
|Premium Fullsize Car||Lexus GS 350|
|Premium Executive||Lexus LS 460|
|Premium Sports Car||Porsche 911 Carrera|
|Premium Alt-Fuel Vehicle||Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTEC|
|Premium Compact Utility Vehicle||Acura RDX|
|Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle||Audi Q7|
|Premium Fullsize Utility Vehicle||Toyota Land Cruiser|
|Mainstream Brand Rankings||Premium Brand Rankings|