The Winners for Edmunds 2018 Best Retained Value Awards

One of the sure things about buying a car is that it’s going to depreciate. There are no two ways about it – as it ages, you rack up the miles, and it develops little issues, it’s not worth as much anymore. But some vehicles retain their value better than others. When the time comes to sell it, you won’t take as much of a depreciation hit. And that’s what the Edmunds Best Retained Value Awards are all about.

What are the Edmunds 2018 Best Retained Value Awards?

The five-year projected depreciation for each car model is determined, and the best in each category is awarded. It’s as easy as that. The models that depreciate the least according to their true market value are the winners. And here are the winners of the Edmunds 2018 Best Retained Value Awards in some popular segments.

Compact Car: Honda Civic

The tenth-generation Honda Civic is just as sought after as its predecessors. Not only is the Honda Civic incredibly sporty and appealing, but it’s dependable. As well, the Honda Civic is available in a wide range of trims, and has two very efficient and fun-to-drive engines in its lineup.

Midsize Car: Honda Accord

The Honda Accord has undergone a complete redesign, and it’s worked wonders for the midsize sedan and coupe. With more features than ever, and with some of the most economical powertrains, the Honda Accord continues to be a bestseller too.

Large Car: Dodge Charger

A well-equipped sedan at every trim level, the Dodge Charger is one of the top models for Dodge. It’s aggressive in appearance and with a wide range of engine options, including the notorious HEMI V8. It’s no surprise it’s a Best Retained Value award winner.

Sports Car: Subaru WRX

The Subaru family is well-known for all-wheel-drive cars, and the Subaru WRX comes standard with it. But it’s the awesome turbocharged power that puts the WRX into the sports car category, even though it’s a four-door model.

Compact SUV: Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V has undergone changes in recent years, and only for the better. Its 1.5-liter turbocharged engine is more than enough for this compact SUV, and its dependability is one of the factors that puts it among the vehicles that depreciate the least.

Midsize SUV: Toyota 4Runner

Looking for a midsize SUV? The 4Runner may not be the most popular, but it’s certainly among the best. Its off-road acumen is one of the most desirable features it has, and the TRD packages it offers are certainly class-leading.

Midsize Truck: Toyota Tacoma

A midsize pickup truck that can do the work of a full-size pickup. That’s the Toyota Tacoma in a nutshell. You’ll have trouble finding a midsize truck that looks as good, and you won’t find one that performs on- and off-road as well as the Tacoma.  

Large Truck: Toyota Tundra

You don’t have to tow the space shuttle with your Tundra…but you could. The Toyota Tundra offers one of the highest gas-powered tow ratings in the industry, and it’s a rock-solid truck all around. Whether you want a workhorse or a premium pickup, this is it.   In Kansas City, you’ll find some of these Best Retained Value award winners and many other models available at CarUp KC. We have an amazing selection on the ground, and we’ll help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs.

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