2018 Canadian Black Book "Best Retained Value" Award Winners

Vehicle depreciation is an important factor to consider when shopping for a new vehicle.

Vehicle depreciation is the single largest expense of owning a vehicle, more than gas maintenance or insurance. While there's no real way to avoid depreciation, customers can refer to the following table for vehicle nameplates that have a track record of retaining their initial purchase value better than the competition.


Best Retained Value Award Winners

Model1st 2nd3rd
Sub-compact CarToyota Prius CToyota YarisKia Soul
Compact CarToyota Prius VToyota MatrixHonda Civic
Mid-size CarToyota CamrySubaru OutbackHonda Accord
Full-size CarToyota AvalonDodge ChargerChrysler 300
Entry Luxury CarMercedes-Benz CLAVolvo XC70Lexus ES 350
Luxury CarLexus GS SeriesAudi A7Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Premium Luxury CarPorsche PanameraMercedes-Benz S-ClassMercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Premium Sports CarChevrolet CorvettePorsche BoxsterPorsche Cayman
Sports CarDodge ChallengerBMW 2 SeriesMazda MX-5
Small PickupToyota TacomaHonda RidgelineNissan Frontier
Full-size PickupToyota TundraGMC Sierra 1500GMC Sierra HD

Toyota Sienna

Honda OdysseyKia Sedona
Full-size VanRAM ProMasterMercedes-Benz SprinterNissan NV Van
Compact Commercial VanRAM VanFord Transit Connect
Compact Crossover/SUVJeep WranglerNissan XterraToyota RAV4
Mid-size Crossover/SUVToyota FJ CrusierToyota 4RunnerToyota Highlander
Full-size Crossover/SUVChevrolet TahoeToyota SequoiaChevrolet Suburban
Compact Luxury Crossover/SUVMercedes-Benz GLK-ClassAudi Q5Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Mid-size Luxury Crossover/SUVPorsche CayenneLexus GX 460Lexus RX 350
Full-size Luxury Crossover/SUVMercedes-Benz G-ClassLand Rover Range Rover SportLand Rover Range Rover

Source: Canadian Black Book 2018 Best Retained Value Awards