Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has published a list of the best 2016 cars according to resale value.
At some point in a car's life, it's going to be sold off. That's pretty normal, and it's bound to happen no matter how much the owner loves it. When the time comes to sell a car, that's when resale value really matters, as it will determine the seller's overall savings.
The car experts at KBB has awarded some handpicked vehicles based on resale value, listing the best brands and the top 10, including a segment by category.
"The 2016 Best Resale Value Awards are based on what we consider to be the best research and analysis in the industry. Our resale value projections take into account current vehicle data, sales data, market conditions for each vehicle, competition within vehicle segments, expectations of the future economy and the combined experience of Kelley Blue Book's team of market and pricing analysts," KBB says.
Subaru was hailed as KBB's best brand for resale value, while Lexus has earned the luxury brand award for the fifth consecutive year. The two are noted for their comfortable, safe and quality cars and vehicles, including the Subaru Forester and Lexus GX.
Meanwhile, the top 10 list consists of vehicles from brands such as Toyota, GMC, Chevrolet, Jeep and Subaru. Here are their resale values at 36- and 60-month marks:
36 months: 72.9 percent
60 months: 61.7 percent
36 months: 66.7 percent
60 months: 60.3 percent
36 months: 70.7 percent
60 months: 60.3 percent
36 months: 70 percent
60 months: 58.6 percent
36 months: 65.6 percent
60 months: 54.9 percent
36 months: 64.1 percent
60 months: 53.8 percent
36 months: 65.2 percent
60 months: 50.8 percent
36 months: 61 percent
60 months: 49 percent
36 months: 57 percent
60 months: 48 percent
36 months: 59.3 percent
60 months: 47.3 percent
As for the division winners, KBB gave out awards for 22 categories in total, ranging from the best subcompact car to the best sports car.
Best Subcompact Car: Honda Fit
Best Compact Car: Subaru Impreza
Best Mid-Size Car: Subaru Legacy
Best Full-Size Car: Toyota Avalon
Best Sporty Compact Car: Subaru WRX
Best Sports Car: Chevrolet Camaro LT
Best High-Performance Car: Chevrolet Camaro SS
Best Entry-Level Luxury Car: Lexus RC
Best Luxury Car: Lexus GS
Best High-End Luxury Car: Porsche Panamera
Best Hybrid/Alternative Energy Car: Lexus ES 300h
Best Plug-In Vehicle: Tesla Model S
Best Compact SUV/Crossover: Jeep Wrangler
Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover: Toyota 4Runner
Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover: Chevrolet Tahoe
Best Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover: Porsche Macan
Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover: Lexus GX 460
Best Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover: Lexus LX 570
Best Hybrid SUV/Crossover: Lexus RX 450h
Best Mid-Size Pickup Truck: Toyota Tacoma
Best Full-Size Pickup Truck: Toyota Tundra
Best Minivan/Van: Toyota Sienna
With the list KBB compiled, you can definitely get a 2016 vehicle that's a bang for your buck.