The two top automobile brands that hold their residual values the best are Toyota and Honda. Year after year, they have exceeded their competition in every category. Reliability, longevity and value are their hallmark of success. There are those who come close, such as Lexus, Acura, Jeep and even Kia’s Soul, but they have not reached the same high resell consistency across the product lines that have been held by Toyota and Honda through the years.
The Toyota Tacoma, which won Kelly Blue Books best value of the year award for 2014, has provided owners a small pickup truck that goes the distance. It has won awards for its tough, dependable service in the truck market. There are few trucks remaining in this market segment, and the Toyota provides purchasers a wide array of different configurations for the Tacoma. The Toyota Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, and Sienna also hold top marks in the Toyota line up of vehicles as having the best resale value against their competitors in their market segments.
The Honda Accord and Honda Accord Hybrid have been holders of the best residual value and most reliable mid-size sedans of the U.S. market. They are also the holders of Kelly Blue books best resell value awards, as well as 2014 top safety pick. The quality of these vehicles, their longevity and reliability give them what it takes to stand out from a very crowded mid-size sedan market sector. Honda’s Civic is also one of their models that maintain their value against compact car competitors.
Lexus’ and Acura’s, the luxury line of Toyota and Honda, also claim the best residual value for their cars. They have the same qualities of their less expensive siblings, while competing against Mercedes, BMW and Audi. Jeep is an icon of the off-road crowd, and Jeep’s maintain their residual value. Kia’s Soul has found a place for itself in the compact hatchback arena, and they hold their residual value in a tough niche.
Honda’s and Toyota’s, across their model lines, are car brands that retain the most residual value after providing you with many years of dependable, reliable, economical service, as do the other cars mentioned. If you are searching for a replacement for your current automobile, a car from any of these brands will be a good investment that will retain its value, long after the payments have ended.