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Kelley Blue Book Names Toyota the Best Resale Value Brand for 2013
For the second year in a row, the Japanese automaker’s vehicles hold value better than any other manufacturer.
Here are the Toyota vehicles that made the top ten list:
• The Toyota FJ Cruiser came in at number one for best resale value. At 36 months it will retain a total of 76% of its value and at 60 months a total of 63%. Used car buyers value the FJ Cruiser’s off-road capabilities and vintage styling.
• The Toyota Tacoma came in a second, just behind the FJ Cruiser. It will retain 70.3% of its original sale price after 36 months and 57% after 60. This mid-sized pickup offers impressive hauling capacity and fuel economy in a competitive segment.
• The 4Runner came in number five. The long-running vehicle’s spacious interior and confident off-road handling impresses both new and used car buyers. While crossovers are populating the market, the 4Runner sticks with a tried and true formula and maintains its value better than some trendy newcomers to the segment. The 4Runner will maintain 66.7% of its value at 36 months and 49% at 60 months.
• The Land Cruiser was right behind the 4Runner for similar reasons. It combines prowess in rough terrain and luxury features that drivers might not expect in a vehicle this rugged. As Toyota’s longest running vehicle, the Land Cruiser dutifully maintains its reputation as one of the best full-sized SUVs on the market. At 36 months the Land Cruiser will be worth 62% of the original price and at 60 months 49%.
Kelley Blue Book is one of the most trusted names in valuing used cars. Car buyers and sellers across the country depend on the guide for accurate and up-to-date values. Toyota has long produced cars that hold their value, and, as a result, has been selected as the Best Resale Value Brand by Kelley Blue Book four times, including three out of the last four years.
Resale value may not be the first thing that car shoppers consider, but it is an important factor that affects the long-term cost of owning a vehicle. With their high resale value, Toyota vehicles should be considered an even better deal. Car buyers looking for a new or used Toyota in Indiana should visit Lake Shore Toyota in Burns Harbor.