The two leaders in vehicle value estimates are Kelley Blue Book and ALG. Both have recognized Toyota vehicles as maintaining their value and performing as expected better than the competition in the long term.
For the second year, Toyota and its luxury brand, Lexus, have the top spots for resale value as announced by Kelley Blue Book at the 2012 LA Auto Show.
This is incredibly good news for anyone that has followed the automaker for the last few years. Toyota suffered setbacks with a string of recalls and a general decrease in sales due to the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. These awards from the leading sources in automotive insights on car resale value are an indication for both for the automaker and for drivers that Toyota quality has never faltered.
Overall, the estimates indicate that pickup trucks will hold their value better than cars, with experts predicting a 39.8% residual value on trucks to a 37.2% value on cars after they have been driven regularly for 60 months. That said, all of Toyota's non-SUV, non-performance vehicles have improved their resale value over the years.
Residents of Illinois and Indiana can find all of Toyota's award-winning vehicles at Toyota of Merrillville now, including the Corolla, Sienna, Yaris, and more. In addition to these new vehicles, they also stock a diverse selection of pre-owned models from Toyota as well as many other manufacturers.
To get a look at brand new Toyota vehicles or the pre-owned models that are prime examples of retained value, drivers can contact the sales team at Toyota of Merrillville, one of the premiere Indiana Toyota dealerships.
Toyota of Merrillville is located at 4450 East US Route 30, Merrilleville, Indiana 46410 and proudly serves north eastern Indiana and the Chicagoland area with automotive sales, service, and support.