Automotive Lease Guide
Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) Announces Tenth Annual Residual Value Awards
for Segment Leaders and Top Brands Overall
SANTA BARBARA, CA, November 20, 2008 - Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) has
announced its 10th annual Residual Value Awards, honoring the vehicles in each segment
that are predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a
conventional three-year lease term.
The awards are based on 2009 model year vehicles. For the seventh year, ALG has also
included awards for the brands that have the highest overall predicted resale values
among all industry and all luxury vehicles. The awards are derived after carefully
studying segment competition, historical vehicle performance and industry trends. The
list of winners can be found on www.alg.com.
For the sixth consecutive year, Honda has won the Industry Brand Residual Value
Award. Honda also received individual segment awards for the Accord in the Midsize
Car category, and the Honda Fit in the Compact Car category.
In addition, Acura, Honda’s luxury division, has won the overall Luxury Brand Residual
Value Award for the first time. Although Acura does not have any segment winners, all
of its vehicles’ residual values are relatively strong, with the new TL and TSX ranking
among the highest in their segments.
Toyota Motor Sales, USA again received the most segment Residual Value Awards. The
Toyota brand received four awards, for the Sequoia (Large Utility Vehicle); the Tacoma
(Compact/Midsize Pickup); the Sienna (Minivan); and the Prius (Hybrid/Alternative
Powertrain – in the first year for that category). In addition, Toyota’s Lexus LS460
received the Luxury Car award, while the Scion XB won in the Mid-Compact Car
Nissan received three segment awards, for the Maxima (Fullsize Car); the GT-R (Luxury