Kelley Blue Book 2011 Best Resale Value Awards Winners image

Kelley Blue Book today announces the 2011 model-year winners for its annual Best Resale Value Awards.

To help guide shoppers, kbb.com picks brands and models that do better than that and decides on resale value winners. The vehicles selected are expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original list price after five years of ownership.

According to the report, Honda CR-V, a small crossover SUV that’s the best-selling SUV of any size or type in the USA. It’s expected to be worth 46.8% after five years, kbb.com says. Next after the CR-V comes the BMW X5 at 46%.

2011 BEST RESALE VALUE: BRAND Subaru

2011 BEST RESALE VALUE: LUXURY BRAND BMW

Winners by vehicle category with the best resale value are:
• Honda Fit (subcompact)
• Mini Cooper (compact)
• Honda Accord (midsize)
• Ford Taurus (full-size)
• Lexus IS (near-luxury)
• Audi A5 (luxury)
• Subaru Impreza WRX (sports car)
• Ford Mustang GT (high-performance)
• Volkswagen Golf TDI (hybrid/alternative energy)
• Honda CR-V (compact utility vehicle)
• Toyota FJ Cruiser (midsize utility)
• GMC Acadia (full-size utility)
• BMW X5 (luxury utility)
• BMW X5 XDrive 35d (hybrid/alternative energy utility)
• Toyota Tacoma (midsize pickup)
• Ford F-Series Super Duty (full-size pickup)
• Toyota Sienna (van)
• Subaru Outback (wagon)

2011 BEST RESALE VALUE: TOP 10 MODELS
• Audi A5
• BMW X5
• BMW X6
• Honda CR-V
• Jeep Wrangler
• Lexus GX
• Lexus RX
• Subaru Outback
• Toyota FJ Cruiser
• Toyota Tacoma