Toyota leads Consumer Reports’ 2012 list of vehicles which are expected to hold their original resale value.
Each year the Consumer Reports come up with a list including all vehicles it expects to be the best and worst at holding their original resale value. This year’s list is dominated by the Toyota Prius, while the last place is held by the BMW 750Li.
This year brings a change as the Honda Fit has been the leader for several years. The Prius managed to take the first place even if it costs $10,000 more as tested. According to Consumer Reports a higher price does not mean a less value, just as a lower price does not mean a higher value.
Toyota, Scion and Lexus managed to bring 15 models to the top of the list, followed by VW and Subaru. At the other end of the list is Chrysler with all its seven Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep models, which were rated with a below-average resale value.
Here is the list:
Best value for a small hatchback: Toyota Prius Four
Worst value for a small hatchback: Ford Focus SE
Best value for a small sedan: Toyota Corolla LE
Worst value for a small sedan: Nissan Versa SV
Best value for a family sedan: Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE
Worst value for a family sedan: Chrysler 200 Limited (V6)
Best value for a upscale sedan: Acura TSX (I4)
Worst value for a upscale sedan: Dodge Charger SXT Plus (V6)
Best value for a luxury sedan: Cadillac CTS
Worst value for a luxury sedan: BMW 750Li
Best value for a sports car/convertible: Mini Cooper
Worst value for a sports car/convertible: Volvo C70 (T5)
Best value for a wagon/minivan: Toyota Prius V Three
Worst value for a wagon/minivan: Chrysler Town and Country Touring-L
Best value for a small SUV: Honda CR-V EX
Worst value for a small SUV: Mini Countryman
Best value for a midsize SUV: Toyota Highlander Limited (V6)
Worst value for a midsize SUV: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
Best value for a large/luxury SUV: Lexus RX 350
Worst value for a large/luxury SUV: Nissan Armada