2016 Best Resale Value Awards: Top Ten Cars
Trucks and SUVs again dominated this annual list, and seven of the entries are making repeat appearances from last year. There's even a theme among the only two cars in the group, which include a completely redesigned Chevrolet Camaro and the equally performance-oriented Subaru WRX. Just how resilient are these champs? The 10 vehicles below are projected to retain an average of almost 55% of their original sticker prices after five years of typical ownership.
The Toyota Tacoma midsize truck has been completely redesigned for 2016, and it's expected to maintain the same industry-leading resale values as its predecessor.
- at 36 months: 72.9%
- at 60 months: 61.7%
The versatile, rugged, truck-based Toyota 4Runner SUV has few direct competitors, and that's just one of the reasons it remains a resale champ.
- at 36 months: 66.7%
- at 60 months: 60.3%
One of two GMC trucks to earn a spot in the top 10, the GMC Canyon combines a tough look with midsize practicality.
- at 36 months: 70.7%
- at 60 months: 59.5%
The Chevrolet Colorado, the GMC Canyon's more mainstream cousin, offers similar capability and resale resilience, but with a sleeker look. And both now offer diesel power.
- at 36 months: 70.0%
- at 60 months: 58.6%
The most comfortable, most capable Jeep Wrangler in the long history of the icon is also a perennial resale value standout.
- at 36 months: 65.6%
- at 60 months: 54.9%
The Toyota Tundra isn't the best-selling full-size truck on the market, but year after year it posts the very best resale values.
- at 36 months: 64.1%
- at 60 months: 53.8%
The enthusiast-favorite Subaru WRX combines 268 turbocharged horsepower and all-wheel-drive traction with top resale value credentials.
- at 36 months: 65.2%
- at 60 months: 50.8%
A bona fide American icon, the Chevrolet Camaro returns to this list on the strength of a complete, compelling redesign for 2016.
- at 36 months: 61.0%
- at 60 months: 49.0%
The GMC Sierra full-size truck doesn't sell in the huge numbers with which its Chevy Silverado cousin moves off dealer lots, but an appealing brand and more limited supplies help it top the Silverado in resale value.
- at 36 months: 57.0%
- at 60 months: 48.0%
One of the original crossover compact SUVs, the Subaru Forester builds on its best resale value legacy with a design that is both timeless and practical in execution.
- at 36 months: 59.3%
- at 60 months: 47.3%
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