The 2016 Subaru WRX is in the news again and this time takes home a top resale value award from Kelley Blue Book (KBB). Last week it was awarded the Wards Auto 10 Best Engine trophy. This week, the new-generation Subaru WRX wins KBB’s resale award and this makes it two years in-a-row for the performance sedan.
The 2016 Subaru is in the top ten of all models for resale value according to KBB. The WRX ranks seven out of the top ten who are projected to retain an average of almost 55 percent of their original sticker prices after five years of typical ownership. Subaru’s 2016 Forester small SUV was also in the top ten at number 10 on the list.
The 2016 Subaru WRX wins the Best Sporty Compact Car award and KBB says the popular WRX will retain 61 percent of its value after 36 months and 49 percent after 60 months of ownership. WRX beats two Fords, the 2016 Ford Focus ST which takes second place and the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST for third place.
KBB likes the WRX’s performance, price and all-wheel-drive capabilities. KBB says, “The Subaru WRX is a car that's easy to enjoy every day, not just at the race track or rally course. Bundle all this goodness together with class-topping resale values and a starting price less than $28,000 and you have a winning formula.”
The 2016 Subaru WRX is selling even better than last year when it first hit Subaru showrooms. The compact WRX delivers significant performance for the dollar and delivers more driver engagement than many higher-priced high-performance vehicles. Subaru Tecnica International, Subaru’s motorsport division developed the WRX on the rally stages and Subaru brought the technology to a series production vehicle that continues to evolve today.
There isn’t a car for the money, that is higher on the fun-to-drive meter, than the 2016 Subaru WRX. It’s one reason why the rally-bred sports car retains its value better than any other compact car.
Source: Kelley Blue Book