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2014 Best Resale Value Awards: Entry-Level Luxury Car

2014 Lexus ES 350
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Best Entry-Level Luxury Car:

2014 Lexus ES 350

The first Lexus model ever produced, the Lexus ES has been treating drivers and passengers to a quiet, comfortable ride and first-class accommodations since 1989. All-new last year, the sixth-generation ES brings to the table a host of leading-edge creature comforts and, for the first time ever, a reasonable measure of style. Mix in an even quieter cabin along with Lexus' enviable reputation for reliability and it's easy to see why the 2014 ES has earned a Best Resale Value Award following its 2013 5-year Cost to Own Award.

The Lexus ES 350 is powered by a 268-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 paired with a 6-speed automatic for a respectable 21/31 city/highway mpg rating from the EPA. Seeing as the Lexus ES openly favors luxury over sport, the real story is inside, where a high-level of refinement and user-friendliness are set off with real wood accents and rich materials.

On the technology front, the 2014 ES offers Lexus' Enform infotainment system, which provides seamless connectivity and integration with smartphones and mobile devices plus the ability to download and access a variety of apps like Pandora, IHeartRadio, Yelp, Bing, and Facebook Places.

The 2014 Lexus ES doesn't just offer the best resale value in its category, it's also one of the best values in the luxury space. Case in point, the first-ever hybrid member of the ES family, the Lexus ES 300h starts under $40,000, representing the lowest "hybrid premium" of any model in the entire Lexus lineup.

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Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 64.0%
  • at 60 months: 48.0%
Ratings & Reviews
Consumer Rating 8.9 Out of 10

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Expert Rating 8.4 Out of 10

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Best MPG: 40/39
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2nd Place Finisher: 2014 Lexus IS
2014 Lexus IS

The Lexus IS blends sporty looks, a generous roster of standard equipment and legendary Lexus quality into a premium package.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 64.0%
  • at 60 months: 46.8%

2014 Cadillac ATS

Boasting world-class looks, performance and technology, the Cadillac ATS has upped the competition in the entry-lux sport sedan category.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 57.8%
  • at 60 months: 42.3%

Other Category Winners
See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2013 | 2012 | 2011
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