SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) announced the winners of its Seventh Annual Residual Value Awards, which honors vehicles in each automotive segment that are predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price. American Honda Motor Co. Inc. won the Industry Brand Residual Value Award and BMW of North America LLC won the Luxury Brand Residual Award, each for the third consecutive year. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. won the most awards with six. Individual segment winners are: Compact Car: MINI Cooper
Midsize Car: Honda Accord
Fullsize Car: Toyota Avalon
Sports Car: Porsche 911 Carrera
Near Luxury Car: Acura TL
Luxury Car: Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
Minivan: Honda Odyssey
CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle): Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Compact SUV: Toyota RAV4
Midsize SUV: Toyota 4Runner
Fullsize SUV: Toyota Sequoia
Compact Truck:Toyota Tacoma Pick-up
Fullsize Truck: Toyota Tundra
In addition, Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen finished one, two and three, respectively, in the Industry Brand Residual Value Rankings, while BMW, Lexus and Land Rover topped the Luxury Brand Residual Value Rankings. All awards were based on 2006 model year vehicles.