For as long as Kelley Blue Book has had Best Resale Value Awards for compact and midsize trucks, the Toyota Tacoma has been best in its class. It should come as no surprise then, that the Tacoma is winner and still champ for resale value in the midsize truck segment for 2017. It's also the overall Best Resale Value Award winner -- as it has been for the last three years.
The Tacoma offers off-road and work capability that's close to what you can get in a full-size truck, yet is easier to park (it'll fit in the garage), and live with in the city. It received numerous improvements last year, including a new, more powerful, more fuel-efficient V6, a significantly updated interior with more features, a stronger frame and more capability -- all of which enhance the Tacoma's long tradition of toughness and go-anywhere attitude.
While the Tacoma provides a comfortable highway ride and is a pleasant daily driver, it's also ideal for the choose-your-own-adventure type. This pickup is available with the features that'll suit your lifestyle: it can carry an ATV or dirt bikes, and is arguably the most off-road-capable midsize truck, with a 2-speed transfer case, electronically locking rear differential, Crawl Control and Multi-terrain Select, plus off-road-specialty models like the TRD Pro, ready to take you off the beaten path.
With the Tacoma, you can also choose between cabs, engines, transmissions, 2- or 4-wheel drive, and bed lengths, and it has a starting price of just over $25,000. For all these reasons, the Tacoma continues to be the best-selling midsize truck, and is tops in the 2017 Best Resale Value awards.