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2009 residual value analysis revealed
Blue Book names vehicles most likely to retain value
Kelley Blue Book -- www.kbb.com, a provider of new- and used- vehicle information, recently announced the 2009 model-year vehicles projected to retain the greatest amount of their original retail prices after five years of ownership.
Kelley Blue Book's residual values are a reflection of current vehicle data, market conditions for each vehicle, competition in each segment, expectations of the future economy and the combined experience of Kelley Blue Book's market and pricing analysts.
Using information gained from Kelley Blue Book's analysis of new- and used-vehicle values, the company determined one vehicle brand as having the best projected overall resale value among its 2009 fleet, named resale value leaders in 15 major vehicle segments and honours the top 10 for 2009 model-year vehicles with the best projected resale value.
2009 BEST RESALE VALUE: BRAND:
2009 BEST RESALE VALUE: BY VEHICLE CATEGORY
COMPACT PICKUP: Toyota Tacoma
HIGH-PERFORMANCE CAR: Nissan GT-R
FULL-SIZE PICKUP: Toyota Tundra
HYBRID CAR: Honda Civic Hybrid
CROSSOVER: Honda CR-V
COMPACT CAR: MINI Cooper
LUXURY CROSSOVER: BMW X5
MID-SIZE CAR: Lexus IS
HYBRID CROSSOVER: Toyota Highlander Hybrid
FULL-SIZE CAR: Cadillac CTS
SUV: Jeep Wrangler
LUXURY CAR: Audi A5
LUXURY SUV: Audi Q7 Quattro
VAN: Honda Odyssey
HYBRID SUV: Chevrolet Tahoe
2009 BEST RESALE VALUE: TOP 10 MODELS (listed alphabetically)
Honda Civic/Civic Hybrid