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2014 Best Resale Value Awards: Full-Size Car

2014 Toyota Avalon
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Best Full-Size Car:

2014 Toyota Avalon

Last year a completely refreshed Toyota Avalon took the full-size sedan market by surprise. Its $31,000 starting price was $3,000 lower than the model it replaced. It looked like a sporty coupe and drove like a luxury sedan. Its roomy, leather-trimmed interior earned a standing ovation from automotive journalists throughout the land. It delivered both fuel economy and horsepower that dismayed its competition, and its Toyota-bred reliability shone. And the redesigned Avalon's resale value was unbeatable by any other full-size sedan in the U.S. From the depths of prior anonymity, the 2013 Toyota Avalon was crowned a winner with a Best Resale Value Award in the Full-Size Car category.

2014 is an encore year for the Toyota Avalon, with the Best Resale Value Award again going to the big Toyota. This repeat performance is all the more impressive considering that two magnificent all-new 2014 vehicles — the Kia Cadenza and Chevrolet Impala, both exceptional cars — were deep in the hunt for King of the Hill status in resale value.

But it was not to be. The 2014 Avalon's value pricing, generous standard features, outrageously good quality, never-gets-old styling, and the choice of a 268-horsepower V6 or 40/39-mpg (city/highway) hybrid fuel economy carried the day.

This year, the 2014 Toyota Avalon is the King of the Hill in resale value.

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Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 55.0%
  • at 60 months: 41.8%
Ratings & Reviews
Consumer Rating 8.7 Out of 10

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Expert Rating 8.5 Out of 10

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Best MPG: 40/39
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2014 Chevrolet Impala

Style, value, quality and quiet never lose their allure, and the totally redesigned Chevrolet Impala sedan embodies all of these gifts in a roomy 4-door package.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 50.6%
  • at 60 months: 38.6%

2014 Kia Cadenza

An all-new nameplate for the Korean automaker, the Kia Cadenza sedan blends sportiness and stylishness with solid short-term and long-term value.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 49.0%
  • at 60 months: 38.0%

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