Kelley Blue Book Lists The Top Cars Of 2016 According To Resale Value


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:

Toyota Tacoma

36 months: 72.9 percent

60 months: 61.7 percent

Toyota 4Runner

36 months: 66.7 percent

60 months: 60.3 percent

GMC Canyon

36 months: 70.7 percent

60 months: 60.3 percent

Chevrolet Colorado

36 months: 70 percent

60 months: 58.6 percent

Jeep Wrangler

36 months: 65.6 percent

60 months: 54.9 percent

Toyota Tundra

36 months: 64.1 percent

60 months: 53.8 percent

Subaru WRX

36 months: 65.2 percent

60 months: 50.8 percent

Chevrolet Camaro

36 months: 61 percent

60 months: 49 percent

GMC Sierra

36 months: 57 percent

60 months: 48 percent

Subaru Forester

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.

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