Whether you buy or lease, understanding how much a car will depreciate is the key to getting the most for your money before you drive off the lot. Smart shoppers know that vehicles with strong residual values help maximize your money at trade-in and tend to have lower monthly lease payments.
With this in mind, the 2019 Edmunds Best Retained Value Awards recognize the brands and models that have the highest projected private-party residual value five years after their launch, expressed as a percentage of their average True Market Value® (TMV®). These awards are part of our ongoing effort to highlight overall vehicle value for shoppers.
Toyota and Lexus rank highest among standard and luxury brands, respectively, for highest projected resale values, and each claim three model-level awards as well.
Keep reading to see all the winners of the 2019 Edmunds Best Retained Value Awards.