Toyota and its automotive Lexus and Scion families combined for nine top spots among 22 vehicle categories in the annual list of highest projected resale values offered by ALG, Inc.
The Southern California source for automotive residual values provides the list for buying or leasing consumers. The reason: Depreciation is the largest percentage of overall vehicle ownership costs.
Among mainstream brands, Honda was top-ranked for resale value, followed by Hyundai and Scion. Among premium brands, Acura was top-ranked followed by Infiniti and Audi.
Toyota, however, had the most vehicles chosen at the top of their category
Sub Compact, Honda Fit; Compact, Hyundai Elantra; Midsize, Honda Accord; Fullsize, Hyundai Azera; Sports Car, Scion FR-S; Alt-Fuel Vehicle, Toyota Prius c; Minivan, Honda Odyssey; Sub Compact Utility Vehicle, MINI Cooper Countryman; Compact Utility Vehicle, Toyota FJ Cruiser; Midsize Utility Vehicle, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport; Fullsize Utility Vehicle, Toyota Sequoia; Midsize Pickup, Toyota Tacoma; Fullsize Pickup, Toyota Tundra; Premium Compact, MINI Cooper; Premium Midsize; Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Premium Fullsize Car, Lexus GS 350; Premium Executive, Lexus LS 460; Premium Sports Car, Porsche 911 Carrera; Premium Alt-Fuel Vehicle, Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTEC; Premium Compact Utility Vehicle, Acura RDX, Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle, Audi Q7, Premium Fullsize Utility Vehicle, Toyota Land Cruiser
Mainstream Brand Rankings
1. Honda; 2. Hyundai; 3. Scion; 4. Subaru; 5. Mazda; 6. Toyota; 7. Nissan; 8. Kia; 9. Volkswagen; 10. Mitsubishi; 11. Ford; 12. Dodge; 13. Buick; 14. GMC; 15. Chevrolet.
Premium Brand Rankings
1. Acura; 2. Infiniti; 3. Audi; 4. Lexus; 5. Mercedes-Benz; 6. BMW; 7. Cadillac; 8. Porsche; 9. Volvo; 10. Lincoln.