Kiplinger's Picks 2011 Cars With The Best Resale Value Page 2

May 12, 2011
2011 BMW M3

2011 BMW M3

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Sports: BMW M3

Get an M, please. If you’re a BMW aficionado, you’ve got to be enticed by the 2011 BMW M3 sedan, a car that Kiplinger refers to as “3-series on steroids.” Three-year resale value of a “whopping” 64 percent and five-year of 41 percent just make you want to smile.

2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V

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Small Crossovers: Honda CR-V

Remarking that the 2011 Honda CR-V also won Kiplinger’s 2011 Worth a Look, the publication says that the small crossover from Honda also has the lowest insurance costs in its category (about $935 annually). With good legroom and cargo space, sufficient power (for a four-cylinder), the CR-V boasts a three-year 62 percent resale value. It was also a top 10 best seller in 2010.

2011 BMW X5 xDrive

2011 BMW X5 xDrive

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Large and Mid-size Crossovers: BMW X5 xDrive35d

Three-year resale value of 64 percent is pretty amazing, but 46 percent for five years is the highest for all categories. The diesel-powered 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d is also quite fuel efficient, achieving an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway. Oh, and Kiplinger comments that the “torque-heavy” turbo diesel zips to 60 mph in seven seconds.

2011 Lexus GX 460

2011 Lexus GX 460

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Truck-based SUVs: Lexus GX 460

Seating seven in comfort and luxury, the 2011 Lexus GX 460, which ties with the Audi A5 for the highest three-year resale value of 67 percent, also boasts an impressive five-year resale value of 45 percent.

2011 Honda Odyssey EX

2011 Honda Odyssey EX

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Minivans: Honda Odyssey

What can we say about the 2011 Honda Odyssey except that the redesigned minivan is a winner on many different fronts. Kiplinger cites Odyssey’s Best in Class, Best New, and Most Fuel-Efficient Minivan accolades. With low insurance costs, 18/27 mpg city/highway fuel economy and three-year resale value of 54 percent, Odyssey is at the top of its class.

2011 Subaru Outback

2011 Subaru Outback

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Wagons: Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

The 2011 Subaru Outback wagon offers consumers a ton of storage space, room enough for five, a three-year resale value of 60 percent, good fuel economy, top safety scores, and standard AWD. It’s also another Kiplinger Best in Class.


Category

Make/Model

Sticker

3-Yr Resale Value

5-yr Resale Value

Fuel Economy city/highway

mpg

Under $20,000

Scion xB

$16,720 (manual)

57%

37%

22/28

$20,000-$25,000

MINI Cooper Clubman

$21,800 (manual)

64%

42%

27/35

$25,000-$30,000

Subaru Impreza WRX

$26,220 (base)

55%

36%

19/25

$30,000-$45,000

Audi A5 2.0T Quattro

$37,375 (Premium )

67%

42%

21/31

Over $45,000

Audi S5 Quattro

$55,175 (Premium Plus)

56%

34%

16/24

Sports

BMW M3

$57,575 (sedan)

64%

41%

14/20

Small Crossovers

Honda CR-V

$23,725 (LX)

62%

43%

21/28

Large & Mid-size Crossovers

BMW X5 xDrive35d

$52,175

64%

46%

19/26

Truck-based SUVs

Lexus GX 460

$53,220 (base)

67%

45%

15/20

Minivans

Honda Odyssey

$28,580 (LX)

54%

34%

18/27

Wagons

Subaru Outback

$29,220 2.5i Limited

60%

38%

22/29

 

Check out reviews from TheCarConnection for more information on each of these models, like this one on the 2011 Audi S5.

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