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Old 7th August 2013, 11:40   #1
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Default Best Resale Values in USA - 2013

According to an independent study, here's a list of the Top 15 Cars with the best Resale value.

Some very interesting choices make it to the Top 10.

The usual lot of Japanese makes are always on the top, but amongst them Subaru take the 6th and 7th position. Another surprise on this list are two European makes. The Audi Q7 and the Mercedes C250 take the 13th and 14th spot respectively!


1) 2013 Honda CR-V, EX-L AWD

Cost : $29,625 MSRP

Residual : 60.9%

Worth 3 Years later : $18,000

2) 2013 Toyota Tacoma, regular cab, 4x4 automatic

Cost : $23,450 MSRP

Residual : 60.9%

Worth 3 Years later : $14,300

3) 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser, 4x4 automatic

Cost : $29,465 MSRP

Residual : 60.4%

Worth 3 Years later : $17,800

4) 2013 Honda Ridgeline, Sport

Cost : $31,025 MSRP

Residual : 59.4%

Worth 3 Years later : $18,400

5) 2013 Hyundai Elantra, GLS automatic

Cost : $18,760 MSRP

Residual : 57.9%

Worth 3 Years later : $10,900

6) 2013 Subaru Impreza, 2.0i Premium automatic

Cost : $21,565 MSRP

Residual : 56.8%

Worth 3 Years later : $12,200

7) 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, 2.0i Premium automatic

Cost : $23,790 MSRP

Residual : 56.4%

Worth 3 Years later : $13,400

8) 2013 Toyota RAV4, 4x4 XLE

Cost : $26,535 MSRP

Residual : 56.2%

Worth 3 Years later : $14,900

9) 2013 Honda Civic EX-L, automatic

Cost : $23,055 MSRP

Residual : 56.2%

Worth 3 Years later : $13,000

10) 2013 Honda Fit, automatic

Cost : $17,015 MSRP

Residual : 55.6%

Worth 3 Years later : $9,460

11) 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser, base model

Cost : $79,550 MSRP

Residual : 55.6%

Worth 3 Years later : $44,200

12) 2013 Toyota 4Runner, 4x2 Limited

Cost : $39,840 MSRP

Residual : 55.6%

Worth 3 Years later : $22,200

13) 2013 Audi Q7, 3.0T Quattro tiptronic Premium

Cost : $47,695 MSRP

Residual : 55.4%

Worth 3 Years later : $26,400

14) 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, C250 Luxury Sedan

Cost : $36,675 MSRP

Residual : 55.4%

Worth 3 Years later : $20,300

15) 2013 Scion TC, automatic

Cost : $20,480 MSRP

Residual : 55.2%

Worth 3 Years later : $11,300


Source: LA Times
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Interesting to see Hyundai at number 5, ahead of Civic.
It reflects the fast changing perception about Hyundai. Both Hyundai and Kia have improved their image in leaps and bounds and Honda is getting some flak for not changing much.
But where is Accord and Camry??
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Interesting to see Hyundai at number 5, ahead of Civic.
It reflects the fast changing perception about Hyundai. Both Hyundai and Kia have improved their image in leaps and bounds and Honda is getting some flak for not changing much.
But where is Accord and Camry??
Key thing to notice is these are predicted resale values. All are 2013 cars. I wonder how good a prediction this is. There is no real best way to predict. Different agencies use different inputs. Only 2-3 years later, real data will unravel the true resale value.
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Key thing to notice is these are predicted resale values. All are 2013 cars.
Thats true too, although all these cars have been around for some time and none of them have any earth shaking changes in the 2013 lineup.
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Key thing to notice is these are predicted resale values. All are 2013 cars. I wonder how good a prediction this is. There is no real best way to predict. Different agencies use different inputs. Only 2-3 years later, real data will unravel the true resale value.
True, especially with Scion Tc. With the new model already unveiled, I don't think this prediction is true.

But still this gives out the customer perception of resale values of new cars. For a customer to which resale value is important, this might be the only guideline.
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Thats true too, although all these cars have been around for some time and none of them have any earth shaking changes in the 2013 lineup.
If i had to make my bets, i would say Chevy would pick up at least one car that holds value! considering that they have drastically changed their line-up
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Interestingly, does anyone have the (inflation adjusted) comparative math for India - I think the Maruti swift does retain value very nicely in comparison for all the crap (fuel/roads) that Indian cars go through.
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If i had to make my bets, i would say Chevy would pick up at least one car that holds value! considering that they have drastically changed their line-up
I doubt that. Most of their cars move with heavy incentives - so by the time the car is sold, it would be like 2-3k$ below MSRP. Also, they sell a lot to fleets - fleet cars lower resale values extra. So adding all that, I don't see what car can I count from Chevy to appear in the top 15.
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2013 Toyota Land Cruiser, base model ??

Have hardly seen any on the road, may be 1-2 on certain cities. This seems a number derived list to the actual volume of cars sold/resold
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I've been searching for a Subaru Imprezza WRX but even a 6 year old car comes around ~28K compared to new ones costing ~40K. They seem to hold good resale value.
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I've been searching for a Subaru Imprezza WRX but even a 6 year old car comes around ~28K compared to new ones costing ~40K. They seem to hold good resale value.
New ones start at 25k ish. Maybe buy new??

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I doubt that. Most of their cars move with heavy incentives - so by the time the car is sold, it would be like 2-3k$ below MSRP. Also, they sell a lot to fleets - fleet cars lower resale values extra. So adding all that, I don't see what car can I count from Chevy to appear in the top 15.
Corvette, It made the list in late 2000's. (06-07 around)

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I've been searching for a Subaru Imprezza WRX but even a 6 year old car comes around ~28K compared to new ones costing ~40K. They seem to hold good resale value.
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New ones start at 25k ish. Maybe buy new??
Unless he is looking for a STI which retails at around 35-40k range
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Unless he is looking for a STI which retails at around 35-40k range
Yeah, STi. Sorry I didn't mention that. The resale value seems high.

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Interestingly, does anyone have the (inflation adjusted) comparative math for India - I think the Maruti swift does retain value very nicely in comparison for all the crap (fuel/roads) that Indian cars go through.
Here Maruti Omni has the best resale value, followed by Alto, Swift & Qualis.
The main factors for Swift's resale value are, reputation as a fuel effecient car, ageless design and current OTR being more than a lakh than what was 3 years back.
Till a couple of years back Honda City had good resale value, but the day petrol prices crossed Rs.65 things have changed.
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AutoGuide has come up with 2013 list of vehicles in USA with best resale value. However I highly doubt the credibility of this report.

Here is the link - http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...ale-value.html.
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