Always consider the resale value when buying a new or used car. A high resale value means the car will retain a high percentage of its worth after a certain amount of time, should you want to re-sell it. Kelley Blue Book recently announced the winners of its 2016 Best Resale Value Awards. These awards are given to vehicles that best maintain their value over the first 5years of new-vehicle ownership. Winners were chosen in 22 categories ranging from compact cars to luxury vehicles. Listed below is an overview of some of the 2016 winners.
Best Subcompact Car: Honda Fit
This compact hatchback has earned top marks in safety and fuel efficiency. The Fit has plenty of cargo space, a roomy rear seat, and comfortable ride. This is a fun reliable vehicle at an affordable price. The second place winner for best subcompact car is the Toyota Yaris.
Best Compact Car: Subaru Impreza
This compact sedan includes Subaru’s standard all-wheel drive. The Impreza gives you the choice between a sleek 4-door body and a sporty 5-door hatchback. It comes with 60/40-split fold-down rear seats for the option of extra cargo space. The second place winner for best compact car is the Honda Civic.
Best Mid-Size Car: Subaru Legacy
The mid-size, 4-door Subaru Legacy also comes with standard all-wheel drive for better stability, efficiency, and a quicker response to road conditions. The second place winner for best mid-size car is the Toyota Camry.
Best Full-Size Car: Toyota Avalon
The newly redesigned, full size Toyota Avalon is stylish, safe, and reliable. Standard equipment includes leather seats, dual-zone climate control, push button start and a rear view camera. The second place winner for best full size car is the Dodge Charger.
Best Compact SUV/Crossover: Jeep Wrangler
This iconic off-roader has been around for decades. The Jeep Wrangler mixes modern conveniences like heated seats and smartphone connectivity with rugged good looks and durability. The second place winner for best SUV/Crossover is the Subaru Crosstrek.
Best Mid-Size Pickup Truck: Toyota Tacoma
The tried-and-true Toyota Tacoma once again is tops in resale value. It was not only the winner in the mid-size pickup category, but also overall Best Resale Value Award winner. The Tacoma is projected to retain a higher percentage of its original MSRP than every other vehicle on the market. The second place winner for best mid-size pickup is the GMC Canyon.
Best Minivan/Van: Toyota Sienna
Toyota nicknamed the Sienna “the original swagger wagon”. This safe and reliable minivan is a family favorite with room for eight and plenty of storage space. The 2nd place winner for best minivan is the Honda Odyssey.
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