Subaru Takes Kelly Blue Book's Best Residual Value Award
The best resale value goes to Subaru, while BMW takes the award for best resale for a luxury brand. The American car companies have made a return to the list, taking home a few awards as well.
The best full size utility vehicle resale value goes to the GMC Acadia, while the Ford Taurus gets the award for best full-size car resale value.
For 2011, the top ten models are the Audi A5, BMW X5, BMW X6, Honda CR-V, Jeep Wrangler, Lexus GX, Lexus RX, Subaru Outback, Toyota FJ Cruiser and the Toyota Tacoma.
Kelly Blue Book has been publishing the Residual Value Guide since 1982 and the awards themselves have been around since 2003. They estimate that each one of these vehicles will be in average condition with around 75,000 miles at the end of five years.