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Retained Value Awards Backgrounder

Retained value reflects the rate of depreciation which is the greatest cost of ownership

Published: February 12, 2014, 10:00 PM

CBB Best Retained Value Award logo - 2014

For more than 50 years, Canadian Black Book has been the trusted and unbiased Canadian automotive industry source for vehicle values. The company’s print and online reports are considered ‘The Authority’ for vehicle values not only by car dealers, but also the lending, leasing, financing and insurance sectors.

For the past four years, consumers have also benefitted from the same expert insight.

In 2010, Canadian Black Book introduced their consumer website that includes free online tools for calculating a vehicle’s Trade-in Value, Future Value and the Average Asking Price.

Canadianblackbook.com is a distinctly Canadian resource for car buyers and sellers.

Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Awards

The Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Awards acknowledge vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their original MSRP after four years. This is valuable information for the consumer, since depreciation is the largest expense associated with their cost of vehicle ownership.

For 2014, the award program analyzed model year 2010 cars and trucks in 19 different categories.

2014 Highlights:

· Toyota takes first in Small Pickup and Full-size Pickup for the 5th time; and for the 4th consecutive time in the Mid-size SUV and Full-size SUV categories.

· Subaru Outback logs another win for Mid-size Car, for the 5th consecutive year.

· The Sprinter wins for the 5th year straight, this marking the 1st time under the Mercedes-Benz brand.

· In the Full-size Car category, the Toyota Avalon has owned the category four out of the past five years.

· Honda Fit retains its first place performance in Sub-compact Car category three years running.

· Last year the Toyota Prius became the first-ever hybrid to win a Retained Value Award, taking top spot in the Compact Car category. The Prius repeats in 2014.

· Honda Odyssey earns first place in the Minivan category, marking its 4th win in the last five years.

· Hummer H2 wins in the Full-size Luxury SUV category, retaining the highest overall percentage (71.14%) of its original MSRP.

· Among the domestics, Chrysler wins twice in 2014, with Jeep Wrangler winning Compact SUV for the 4th straight year; and the Challenger winning in the Sports Car category for the 3rd year in a row.

· Two first place finishes each by Porsche and Mercedes helped European manufacturers double the number of awards secured this year compared to 2013.

2014 CANADIANBLACKBOOK.COM "BEST RETAINED VALUE" AWARD WINNERS

MODEL  1st  2nd 3rd




Sub-compact Car Honda Fit   Kia Soul Volkswagen Beetle




Compact Car  Toyota Prius  Volkswagen Golf Subaru Impreza




Mid-size Car Subaru Outback Volkswagen Passat CC Volkswagen Passat




Full-size Car  Toyota Avalon  Nissan Maxima Buick LaCrosse




Entry Luxury Car  BMW 1 Series Audi A4 Lexus IS Series




Luxury Car  Lexus GS Series BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class




Premium Luxury Car  Porsche Panamera BMW 6 Series  Lexus LS Series




Premium Sports Car Porsche Boxster  Nissan GT-R  Audi R8




Sports Car  Dodge Challenger Volkswagen GTI BMW Z4




Small Pickup  Toyota Tacoma  Ford Explorer               Sport Trac Toyota Tacoma 




Full-size Pickup  Toyota Tundra Checrolet Avalanche Ram Heavy Duty




Minivan  Toyota Sienna  Honda Odyssey  Honda Odyssey




Full-size Van  Mercedes-Benz Sprinter  GMC Savana Chevrolet Express




Compact SUV  Jeep Wrangler  Honda CR-V Subaru Forester




Mid-size SUV  Toyota FJ Cruiser  Hummer H3 Toyota 4Runner




Full-size SUV  Toyota Sequoia  Nissan Armada Kia Borrego




Compact Luxury SUV  Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Acura RDX Infiniti EX Series




Mid-size Luxury  Land Rover LR4 Infiniti FX Series Porsche Cayenne




Full-size Luxury SUV  Hummer H2 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Lexus LX570

"BEST RETAINED VALUE" AWARD WINNERS FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS

MODEL  2013 2012 2011




Sub-compact Car Honda Fit   Honda Fit Volkswagen New Beetle




Compact Car  Toyota Prius  Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen City Golf




Mid-size Car Subaru Outback Subaru Outback/ Honda Accord (Tie) Subaru Outback




Full-size Car  Hyundai Genesis  Toyota Avalon  Toyota Avalon




Entry Luxury Car  BMW 1 Series  BMW 1 Series  Volvo C30




Luxury Car  Lexus GS Series  Lexus GS Series  Volvo S80




Premium Luxury Car  BMW 6 Series  Lexus LS Series  Lexus LS Series




Premium Sports Car  Nissan GT-R  Audi R8  Jaguar XK




Sports Car  Dodge Challenger  Dodge Challenger  Volkswagen GTI




Small Pickup  Toyota Tacoma  Toyota Tacoma  Toyota Tacoma 




Full-size Pickup  Toyota Tundra Toyota Tundra Toyota Tundra








Minivan  Toyota Sienna  Honda Odyssey  Honda Odyssey




Full-size Van  Dodge Sprinter  Dodge Sprinter  Dodge Sprinter 




Compact SUV  Jeep Wrangler  Jeep Wrangler  Jeep Wrangler




Mid-size SUV  Toyota FJ Cruiser  Toyota FJ Cruiser  Toyota FJ Cruiser 




Full-size SUV  Toyota Sequoia  Toyota Sequoia Toyota Sequoia




Luxury SUV  Split category  BMW X6  Mercedes-Benz G-Class




Compact Luxury SUV  Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class





Mid-size Luxury  Land Rover LR4





Full-size Luxury SUV  Hummer H2