When we think of which cars and trucks are the best value, we often consider purchase price and fuel efficiency and stop right there. Just as important to your total cost of ownership though, is your vehicle’s value a few years down the line when it is time to sell to a private party or trade it in. These 10 choices stand out above the rest, maintaining the highest percentage of their original value according to data and projections from Kelley Blue Book.
America's best-selling crossover manages to hold its value quite well despite the fact that there are millions of them already on the road today. Buyers just seem to love the CR-V's winning blend of versatility, excellent cargo space and Honda's sterling reputation for long-term reliability. The newest model gains a brand-new engine with direct-injection technology that is relatively new for Honda, but if past performance is any indication, these well-built vehicles will hold up just as well as those released a few years ago.
Value retained after 5 years: 50.8%