In their most recent Perspective report, NADA Used Car Guide analysts detailed the value performance of used 2013 model year passenger cars and light-duty trucks.
Larry Dixon, director of market intelligence, added, “Some models predictably did better than others, with one mainstream model outperforming luxury models as well.”
That model is the 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser. For the second consecutive year, Toyota’s discontinued off-roader took the top retention value spot among all makes, models and segments.
David Paris, senior automotive analyst at NADA Used Car Guide, said, “The FJ Cruiser has a cult-like following in the used market. Along with other factors, high-enthusiast demand for the 4×4 managed to increase its retention score by 1 percentage point over last year’s report to 92.5 percent.”
While the full listing of retention values can be found in the free Perspective Report on the NADA Used Car Guide website, the top five highest and lowest ranked three-year-old vehicles by segment are as follows:
5 Highest Ranked 2013 Model Year Value Retention Performers By Vehicle Segment
- Toyota FJ Cruiser Non-Luxury SUV/Truck 92.5 percent of value retained
- Land Rover Range Rover Luxury SUV/Truck 67.8 percent of value retained
- Subaru XV Crosstrek Non-Luxury Car 63.3 percent of value retained
- Ford Mustang Non-Luxury Sports Car 60.7 percent of value retained
- Porsche 911 (997) Luxury Sports Car 57.9 percent of value retained
5 Lowest Ranked 2013 Model Year Value Retention Performers By Vehicle Segment
- Smart FORTWO Subcompact Car 24.8 percent of value retained
- Suzuki Kizashi Mid-Size Car 26.7 percent of value retained
- Suzuki SX4 Compact Car 29.5 percent of value retained
- Suzuki Grand Vitara Compact Utility 30.1 percent of value retained
- Chevrolet Impala Large Car 30.6 percent of value retained
The full October Perspective report, listing all values, how the retention figures were calculated and vehicle-specific information, can be downloaded for free on the NADA Used Car Guide website.