Kelley Blue Book Names Best Resale Value Brands

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Jan. 22, 2020—Kelley Blue Book has announced the 2020 model-year brand, category and top 10 winners of the annual Best Resale Value Awards, recognizing vehicles for their projected retained value through the initial five-year ownership period.

"Kelley Blue Book's analysts are impressed at the residual values of our Best Resale Value: Brand winners, Subaru and Porsche, and new-car shoppers would be wise to consider a vehicle from one of those two brands to get the most bang for their buck in the long term," said Eric Ibara, director of residual values for Kelley Blue Book. "Once again, this year's Top 10 models are dominated by trucks, except for the all-new and much-hyped 2020 Chevrolet Corvette appearing on this year's list. Without the imminent prospect of significantly higher gas prices, the used-car demand for trucks continues to be an ongoing, multi-year trend, directly impacting new cars."

This year marks the fourth Best Resale Value: Brand win for Subaru, which previously won the same honors in 2011, 2015 and 2016. For 2020, Porsche celebrates its fourth consecutive win as Best Resale Value: Luxury Brand.

2020 Best Resale Value: Brand


2020 Best Resale Value: Luxury Brand


2020 Best Resale Value: By Vehicle Category

  • Compact Car: Subaru Impreza
  • Midsize SUV – 3-ROW: Toyota Highlander
  • Midsize Car: Subaru Legacy
  • Full-Size SUV: GMC Yukon
  • Full-Size Car: Toyota Avalon
  • Luxury Subcompact SUV: Volvo XC40
  • Entry-Level Luxury Car: Lexus ES
  • Luxury Compact SUV: Porsche Macan
  • Luxury Car: Lexus GS
  • Luxury Midsize SUV – 2-ROW: Porsche Cayenne
  • High-End Luxury Car: Porsche Panamera
  • Luxury Midsize SUV – 3-ROW: Lexus GX
  • Sports Car: Chevrolet Corvette
  • Luxury Full-Size SUV: Lexus LX
  • Hybrid Car: Toyota Prius Prime
  • Off-Road SUV: Jeep Wrangler 4-Door
  • Electric Vehicle: Tesla Model X
  • Midsize Pickup Truck: Toyota Tacoma
  • Subcompact SUV: Subaru Crosstrek
  • Full-Size Pickup Truck: Toyota Tundra
  • Compact SUV: Subaru Forester
  • Full-Size Pickup Truck – Heavy-Duty: Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • Midsize SUV – 2-ROW: Subaru Outback
  • Minivan: Honda Odyssey

2020 Best Resale Value: Top 10 Cars

  1. Chevrolet Corvette
  2. Jeep Wrangler
  3. Chevrolet Silverado
  4. Ram Pickup
  5. Ford Ranger
  6. Toyota 4Runner
  7. GMC Sierra
  8. Toyota Tacoma
  9. Jeep Gladiator
  10. Toyota Tundra

Residual values reflect projected future auction values for vehicles in average condition with 75,000 miles at the end of a five-year lease or ownership period. Kelley Blue Book's residual values are used by manufacturers, banks, financial institutions and the automotive leasing industry. For more information about Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value Awards, visit

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