Kelley Blue Book announces the winners of its annual Best Resale Value Awards image

Kelley Blue Book announces the all-new 2009 model-year vehicle winners of its annual Best Resale Value Awards, which recognize current and upcoming vehicles for their projected retained value five years from now (the average ownership period). Since depreciation (or loss of value) is typically a car-buyer’s primary expense during ownership, these awards, like all of kbb.com’s new and used vehicle information, are designed to help consumers make more informed car-buying decisions.

2009 BEST RESALE VALUE: BRAND Honda

2009 BEST RESALE VALUE: BY VEHICLE CATEGORY

COMPACT PICKUP:  Toyota Tacoma

FULL-SIZE PICKUP:  Toyota Tundra

CROSSOVER:  Honda CR-V

LUXURY CROSSOVER:  BMW X5

HYBRID CROSSOVER:  Toyota Highlander Hybrid

SUV:  Jeep Wrangler

LUXURY SUV:  Audi Q7 Quattro

HYBRID SUV:  Chevrolet Tahoe

HIGH-PERFORMANCE CAR:  Nissan GT-R

HYBRID CAR:  Honda Civic Hybrid

COMPACT CAR:  MINI Cooper

MID-SIZE CAR:  Lexus IS

FULL-SIZE CAR:  Cadillac CTS

LUXURY CAR:  Audi A5

VAN:  Honda Odyssey

2009 BEST RESALE VALUE: TOP 10 MODELS

Honda Civic/Civic Hybrid

Honda Fit

MINI Cooper

Scion xB

Scion xD

Scion tC

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Prius

Toyota Yaris

Volkswagen Rabbit

Source: http://www.kbb.com/