Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com announced the 2006 model year winners of its annual Best Resale Value Awards at the California International Auto Show. Based on Kelly Blue Book Residual Value Guide projections, the award measures the best resale value after five years of ownership. Awards are given to the highest resale value in nine vehicle categories, as well as the top 10 regardless of market segment. Vehicles with an MSRP of more than $60,000 are excluded from consideration.The 2006 model year winners of Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value Awards are:2006 BEST RESALE VALUE: BRANDBMW and MINI (Tie)2006 BEST RESALE VALUE: CATEGORYSEDAN: Honda Accord Hybrid LUXURY: Infiniti M45COUPE: Infiniti G35 Coupe PICKUP: Toyota Tacoma PreRunner CONVERTIBLE: Chevrolet Corvette SPORT UTILITY: Porsche Cayenne WAGON: Subaru Outback VAN/MINIVAN: Honda Odyssey HATCHBACK: MINI Cooper / Toyota Prius (Tie)2006 BEST RESALE VALUE: TOP 10
(in alphabetical order)BMW 5 Series Lexus GX 470Chevrolet Corvette MINI CooperHonda Accord Hybrid Porsche CayenneInfiniti G35 Coupe Toyota PriusInfiniti M45 Volvo XC90
Kelley Blue Book established its annual Best Resale Value Awards in 2003. Its projected residual values are based on current vehicle data, market conditions for each vehicle, competition in its segment, expectations of the future economy and market predictions from pricing analysts.