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11-26-2012, 04:54 PM
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Drive a new car off the lot and, boom, it's used and not worth nearly what you own on it. But to help buyers counter this to the best of their abilities, ALG (https://www.alg.com/) has released its 14th annual list of best bets for retained value.

Toyota (http://www.autoblog.com/toyota/) stands out from the crowd with nine total awards on the list, including its Scion (http://www.autoblog.com/scion/) and Lexus (http://www.autoblog.com/lexus/) brands. But Honda (http://www.autoblog.com/honda/) took the top spot among mainstream brands with Hyundai (http://www.autoblog.com/hyundai/) second and Scion (http://www.autoblog.com/scion/) third. Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/) is fourth and Mazda (http://www.autoblog.com/mazda/) fifth. In the premium brand rankings, Acura (http://www.autoblog.com/acura/) is ranked Number One, while Infiniti (http://www.autoblog.com/infiniti/) and Audi (http://www.autoblog.com/audi/) bring up second and third. In fourth place is Lexus and in fifth, Mercedes-Benz (http://www.autoblog.com/mercedes-benz/). Chevrolet (http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/) is listed as number fifteen - last place on the mainstream list, while Lincoln (http://www.autoblog.com/lincoln/) is at the bottom of premium brands in tenth position.

"Hyundai's ascent as a brand is nothing short of impressive," said Larry Dominique, president of ALG in a press release. "Since 2007, when the brand ranked in the bottom quartile for residual value, Hyundai has delivered well-executed product, and has kept incentives and fleet - two elements that can quickly damage residual value - in check. And, as demonstrated by the redesigned Santa Fe Sport, they continue to deliver."

ALG also looked at residual values within specific segments. Among sub compact cars, the Honda Fit (http://www.autoblog.com/honda/fit/) retains the most residual value on average. Honda Accord (http://www.autoblog.com/honda/accord/) (pictured) was tops in midsize cars and the Odyssey (http://www.autoblog.com/honda/odyssey/) among minivans. Compact car goes to Hyundai's Elantra (http://www.autoblog.com/hyundai/elantra/) and fullsize car to that company's Azera (http://www.autoblog.com/hyundai/azera/). The Koreans also excelled with the Santa Fe Sport (http://www.autoblog.com/hyundai/santa+fe/) in the midsize utility vehicle category.

Toyota products show up nine times in the segments with the Prius C (http://www.autoblog.com/toyota/prius+c/) taking alt-fuel vehicle, Scion FR-S (http://www.autoblog.com/scion/fr-s/) in sports car, the FJ Cruiser (http://www.autoblog.com/toyota/fj+cruiser/) among compact utility vehicles and Sequoia (http://www.autoblog.com/toyota/sequoia/) best among full size utilities. Toyotas beat out the domestics in pickup trucks, too, with the Tacoma (http://www.autoblog.com/toyota/tacoma/) taking midsize category and Tundra (http://www.autoblog.com/toyota/tundra/) the full size division. The Land Cruiser (http://www.autoblog.com/toyota/land+cruiser/) kept the most residual value when compared to other premium full size utility vehicles and premium cars from Lexus took the full size (GS 350 (http://www.autoblog.com/lexus/gs/)) and executive (LS 460 (http://www.autoblog.com/lexus/ls/)) categories.

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