Kelley Blue Book, a provider of new and used vehicle information, announced this month the all-new 2012 model-year vehicle winners of its annual “Best Resale Value Awards,” recognizing current and forthcoming vehicles for their projected retained value throughout the initial five-year ownership period.

The awards are based on projections from the November/December 2011 Kelley Blue Book Official Residual Value Guide, determined by a staff of automotive analysts. These awards honor vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original MSRP after five years of ownership.

Low-volume vehicles and vehicles with a MSRP of more than $60,000 are excluded from award consideration, except in the luxury and high-performance categories.

2012 Best Resale Value: Brand


2012 Best Resale Value: Luxury Brand


2012 Best Resale Value: By Vehicle Category

Subcompact Car: Honda Fit

Compact Car: Honda Civic

Mid-Size Car: Toyota Camry

Full-Size Car: Nissan Maxima

Near-Luxury Car: Lexus Is

Luxury Car: Audi A5

Sports Car: Chevrolet Camaro V-6

High-Performance Car: Chevrolet Camaro Ss

Hybrid Car: Honda Civic Hybrid

Electric Car: Chevrolet Volt

Compact Suv: Jeep Wrangler

Mid-Size SUV: Toyota Fj Cruiser

Full-Size SUV: Chevrolet Traverse

Luxury SUV: Audi Q7

Hybrid SUV: Lexus Rx 450h

Mid-Size Pickup: Toyota Tacoma

Full-Size Pickup: Ford F-Series Super Duty

Van: Honda Odyssey

Wagon: Subaru Outback

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet