Thursday, 2 February 2017
USA - Subaru takes their segments for the 2nd year running in the KBB Resale value lists.
Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new and used vehicle valuation and information, announced today that Subaru won 2017 Best Resale Value for Impreza, Legacy and WRX in their respective categories for the second year in a row. WRX also placed in the Best Resale Value Top 10 for the second consecutive year.
2017 Subaru Impreza
Best Resale Value: Compact Car
2017 Subaru Legacy
Best Resale Value: Mid-Size Car
2017 Subaru WRX
Best Resale Value: Sporty Compact Car
Best Resale Value: Top 10
The Best Resale Value Awards recognize 2017 model-year vehicles for their projected retained value through the initial five-year ownership period.
Since depreciation (or loss of value) is typically a car-buyer’s primary expense during ownership, these awards, like all of the KBB.com new- and used-vehicle information, are designed to help consumers make more informed car-buying decisions.
“We are pleased to receive the 2017 Best Resale Value Award for Legacy, WRX, and the all-new Impreza from Kelley Blue Book” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc.
“These awards underscore our commitment to providing customers with vehicles made to the highest standards of safety, reliability and dependability.”
Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are in their 15th year and are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book Official Residual Value Guide. Kelley Blue Book Residual Values are established by experienced automotive analysts that review statistical models built upon millions of transactions.
Vehicles that earn the highest five-year residual values, expressed as a percentage of their original Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), are selected for these prestigious awards. Low-volume vehicles and vehicles with an MSRP of more than $60,000 are excluded from award consideration, except in the electric, luxury, sports car, and high-performance categories.