Subaru and Lexus take top spot for ALG’s 13th Annual Residual Value Awards

So you’re in the market to purchase a new vehicle and are wondering which vehicles out their hold their value over time. ALG, a subsidiary of TrueCar, has released their 13th Annual Residual Value Awards and its seems like Subaru and Lexus take the award for top mainstream and luxury brands, respectively.

ALG honors vehicles in each segment that are expected to retain the highest percentage off their original MSRP after a 3-year period.

“Residual value is a great indicator of brand strength which in turn contributes to greater sales and profitability,” said Raj Sundaram for ALG. “We have seen a strong focus this year on producing high-quality products with great pricing and packaging delivering real value for vehicle buyers.”

This year’s list is based on 2012 model year vehicles and with the winners chosen after an evaluation of vehicle criteria, including segment competition, historical vehicle performance and industry trends.

“The consistently high quality of Subaru products, and the brand’s ability to remain progressive and practical in their redesigns, continue to draw fiercely loyal customers,” said Sundaram . “With high sales, Subaru consistently has low incentives and fleet sales, which have enhanced the brand’s used value and helped it hold on to the top spot among mainstream brands again this year.”

Lexus has fully bounced back from its recent challenges, proving that it is one of the strongest brands,” said Sundaram. “The brand is extending its reach with exciting and affordable new models like the CT 200h, while continuing to provide great luxury and value across the lineup. Lexus’ reputation for value and customer service is also key to its dominance among luxury brands.”

Summary of 2012 Residual Value Award Winners:

Segment Winners

Sub Compact Car Honda Fit
Compact Car Hyundai Elantra
Midsize Car Subaru Legacy
Fullsize Car Nissan Maxima
Sporty Car Mazdaspeed3
Alternative Powertrain Volkswagen Golf TDI
MPV Honda Odyssey
Compact Utility Jeep Wrangler
Midsize Utility Subaru Outback
Fullsize Utility GMC Acadia
Midsize Pickup Toyota Tacoma
Fullsize Pickup Toyota Tundra
Near Luxury Car Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Luxury Car Audi A6
Luxury Sportscar Audi S5
Luxury Alt-Fuel Lexus CT 200h
Luxury Compact Utility Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Luxury Midsize Utility Land Rover Ranger Rover Sport
Luxury Fullsize Utility Audi Q7

– By: Omar Rana

Source: ALG