Land Rover, Subaru continue residual value win streaks

2018 Subaru WRX, which earned the Residual Value Award for sports cars. Subaru was the overall mainstream RVA winner. Photo from Subaru media site.
SANTA MONICA, Calif.  - 

Land Rover is taking home ALG’s premium brand Residual Value Award for the fourth straight year, while Subaru achieved top honors among mainstream brands for the third straight time.

ALG, which is the analytics subsidiary of TrueCar, announced its 2018 Residual Value Awards on Monday morning, and will present them at this week’s Automobility LA.

In addition to the brand winners, the awards recognize the 2018 model-year vehicles in 26 segments that are forecasted to retain the highest percentage of original MSRP after three years.

Subaru earned top honors in five segments and Land Rover was tops in four.

“Strong residual values are the bedrock of successful brands. A vehicle’s ability to retain its value over time is an important consideration for consumers looking to purchase or lease a vehicle,” ALG president Jim Nguyen said in a news release.

“With vehicle leasing at near-record levels and headwinds for used-vehicle values on the horizon, consumers can have confidence in their choice of a Residual Value Award winner for their next vehicle,” he said.

The full list of winners is below:

Premium: Land Rover
Mainstream: Subaru

Segment Awards

Mainstream Cars
Alt-Fuel: Kia Niro
Subcompact: Honda FIT
Compact: Subaru Impreza
Midsize: Honda Accord
Fullsize: Dodge Charger
Sportscar: Subaru WRX

Mainstream Utility
Subcompact Utility: Subaru Crosstrek
Compact Utility: Subaru Forester
Midsize Utility 2nd Row Seating: Subaru Outback
Midsize Utility 3rd Row Seating: Toyota Highlander
Fullsize Utility: Toyota Sequioa
Off-Road Utility: Jeep Wrangler

Fullsize Pickup: Toyota Tundra
Midsize Pickup: Toyota Tacoma

Premium Cars
Premium Compact: Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
Premium Midsize: Audi Allroad
Premium Fullsize: Genesis G80
Premium Executive: Lexus LS
Premium Sportscar: Porsche 718 Cayman

Premium Utility
Premium Compact Utility Land Rover Discovery Sport
Premium Midsize Utility 2nd Row Seating: Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Premium Midsize Utility 3rd Row Seating: Land Rover Discovery
Premium Fullsize Utility: Land Rover Range Rover

Minivan: Honda Odyssey
Midsize Commercial: Mercedes-Benz Metris
Fullsize Commercial: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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