Subaru won the “best brand” category while Lexus took home top honors for “best luxury brand,” when it comes to resale value. To win these awards, KBB looks at current vehicle data, sales data, market conditions for each vehicle, competition within vehicle segments, expectations of the future economy and combines them all to come up with which vehicles will best retain their value over five years (60 months).
The 2015 Subaru Impreza has the best resale value in the compact car segment, with the Toyota Corolla and Scion xB placing second and third respectively. Subaru also clinched the top spot in the midsize sedan segment with the Subaru Legacy, beating out the second-place Toyota Camry and third-place Honda Accord. The sporty compact car segment also went to a Subaru, the WRX.
Lexus brought home the win in the entry-level luxury car segment with the RC 350, beating out two of its counterparts, the second-place Lexus GS and third-place Lexus IS. Best overall luxury car when it comes to resale value is the Lexus GS 350, while the Audi A5 and A7 finished second and third. Finally, the high-end luxury segment was won by the Lexus LS 460.
Lexus crossovers and SUVs scored very well, with the GX460, LX570 and RX450h all being named winners in their classes.
Outside of the best brand awards, KBB chooses the top 10 best 2015 vehicles with the best resale values. The top 10 best vehicles for resale value are:
- 2015 Toyota Tacoma (60 months: 60.4%)
- 2015 Jeep Wrangler (60 months: 58.9%)
- 2015 Toyota Tundra (60 months: 59.4%)
- 2015 Chevy Colorado (60 months: 58.3%)
- 2015 GMC Canyon (60 months: 57.5%)
- 2015 GMC Sierra (60 months: 55.6%)
- 2015 Chevy Silverado (60 months: 54.7%)
- 2015 Toyota 4Runner (60 months: 54.3%)
- 2015 Ford F-150 (60 months 52%)
- 2015 Honda CR-V (60 months: 50.8%)