LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The 2013 list for the Best Resale Value overall in vehicles is dominated by one brand, Toyota.
"It's no doubt it's Toyota's quality, safety and fuel economy that gives them the superior resale over the competition," said Robert Gill of Loving Toyota in Lufkin.
Kelly Blue Book says the list changes every year and they say this year seems to be special for the Toyota/Scion brand.
"The top ten list typically changes from year to year and part of Toyota's success is just a fact that consumers' preferences favor the vehicles offered by these brands," said Eric Ibara of Kelley Blue Book.
But Toyota is not at the top of every list, Honda several cars and the American automakers are not trailing too far behind.
If muscle is more of your style, then you're definitely going to want to check out the new Chevy Camero.
"There was a time when the Camero could not out sale the ford mustang, because that's what everyone wanted to buy, and what's happened now is it beats the mustang, it beats the challenger every year," said J.J. Weib of Peltier Chverolet in Lufkin.
Weib said the Camero was the top sports car and it's all because of the popularity.
"You have to realize that those MSRP's for most of us, may be out of reach, on the higher end levels, so those are extremely popular pre owned cars," said Weib.
Researchers say whatever type of car a consumer chooses the best way to save money is to make sure they do their homework before they buy and or trade-in.
2013 BEST RESALE VALUE: BRAND - TOYOTA
2013 BEST RESALE VALUE: LUXURY BRAND - LEXUS
2013 BEST RESALE VALUE: BY VEHICLE CATEGORY
SUBCOMPACT CAR: Honda Fit
COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER: Jeep Wrangler
COMPACT CAR: Honda Civic
MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER: Toyota FJ Cruiser
SPORTY COMPACT CAR: Honda Civic Si
FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER: Toyota Sequoia
MID-SIZE CAR: Honda Accord
LUXURY COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER: Infiniti EX
FULL-SIZE CAR: Toyota Avalon
LUXURY MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER: Porsche Cayenne
ENTRY-LEVEL LUXURY CAR: Lexus IS
LUXURY FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER: Lexus LX
LUXURY CAR: Lexus GS 350
MID-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK: Toyota Tacoma
HIGH-END LUXURY CAR: Porsche Panamera
FULL-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK: Toyota Tundra
SPORTS CAR: Chevrolet Camaro V6
MINIVAN/VAN: Toyota Sienna
HIGH-PERFORMANCE CAR: Chevrolet Camaro SS
HYBRID SUV/CROSSOVER: Lexus RX 450h
HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CAR: Ford Fusion
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: Chevrolet Volt
2013 BEST RESALE VALUE: TOP 10 CARS
Honda Civic Scion tC
Honda CR-V Toyota FJ Cruiser
Jeep Wrangler Toyota Land Cruiser
Lexus LX Toyota Tacoma
Porsche Cayenne Toyota 4Runner
(Residual values used for award calculations are based on the November/December 2012 Kelley Blue Book"µ Residual Value Guide. Top 10 models appear in alphabetical order).
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