Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) announced its annual Residual Value Awards recognizing vehicles in each automotive segment predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price. This year's awards are based on 2007 model year vehicles. For the fifth year, ALG has also included awards for the brand with the highest predicted resale value of all industry and luxury vehicles. The awards are derived after careful study of segment competition, historical vehicle performance and industry trends. For the fourth consecutive year, American Honda Motor Company Inc. has won the Industry Brand Residual Value Award. Honda also received an individual segment award for the Odyssey in the Minivan category. This is the sixth consecutive win for the Honda Odyssey. Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., has reclaimed the Luxury Brand Residual Value Award by narrowly beating BMW, the winner for the past three years. Lexus also won the Near Luxury segment award for the IS 250/350. Toyota once again took home the most Residual Value Awards this year by winning four individual segment awards: the Avalon for the Fullsize Car Segment, Tacoma Pick-up for the Compact Truck Segment, 4Runner for the Midsize SUV Segment, and the Camry for the Midsize Car Segment. This is the sixth consecutive win for the Toyota Tacoma and the fourth consecutive win for the 4Runner. General Motors won two Residual Value Awards, its first since 2000: in the Sports Car segment for the Pontiac Solstice, and in the Fullsize Pickup segment for the GMC Sierra/Chevrolet Silverado. Summary of 2006 Residual Value Award WinnersBrand AwardsIndustry Brand Residual Value Award: American Honda Motor Company, Inc.Luxury Brand Residual Value Award: Lexus, A division of Toyota USASegment Awards
Compact Car: Volkswagen RabbitMidsize Car: Toyota CamryFullsize Car: Toyota AvalonSports Car: Pontiac SolsticeNear Luxury Car: Lexus IS 250/350Luxury Car: BMW 6 SeriesMinivan: Honda OdysseyPremium Utility Vehicle: Land Rover Range Rover SportCompact SUV: Jeep WranglerMidsize Utility: Toyota 4RunnerFullsize SUV: Mercedes GL ClassCompact Truck: Toyota Tacoma Pick-upFullsize Truck: GMC Sierra/Chevrolet SilveradoIndustry Brand Residual Value Rankings
1 HONDA2 TOYOTA3 SUBARU4 VOLKSWAGEN5 MAZDA6 NISSAN7 SATURN8 GMCLuxury Brand Residual Value Rankings
1 LEXUS2 BMW3 AUDI4 INFINITI5 ACURA6 MERCEDES-BENZNote: All brands with vehicles in at least three segments and minimum annual volume of 40,000 units were included. As a result of this requirement, MINI and Porsche as well as other brands were excluded from the above rankings. Visit http://www.alg.com to learn more about the 2007 Residual Value Awards or ALG's other products and services.