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Honda, Acura Earn Top Honors from Edmunds.com's 2014 Best Retained Value Awards

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda and Acura captured the top prizes in Edmunds.com's fourth annual Best Retained Value® Awards, which recognize the brands and 2014 models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average "cash" True Market Value® (TMV®) price  during their first five months in the market (or, for vehicles introduced in November or December of 2013, through March 2014). Honda won in the non-luxury division with a projected 50.1 percent residual value after five years, and Acura won the luxury crown with a projected five-year residual value of 45.4 percent. This year's recognition marks the third time that each brand has secured the top prize since Edmunds.com first launched the awards in 2011.

Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site driven to make car buying easy. Almost 18 million visitors use our shopping tools every month to connect with over 9,500 dealer franchises across the U.S. Shoppers can browse our inventory listings for available cars and trucks, and they can get an instant, upfront price on those vehicles with Edmunds.com's Price Promise(SM). Edmunds.com is also home to comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, and videos.

In addition to these brand-level awards, Edmunds.com issued model-level awards in 27 separate categories. Toyota claimed the most model winners with six. A full list of all 27 model winners can be found in Appendix 1 below and on Edmunds.com's Best Retained Value® Awards page at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/best-retained-value-cars.html.

"For many shoppers, the long-term value of a car is one of the biggest deciding factors when they're comparing brands and models," says Edmunds.com Director of Remarketing Joe Spina. "Edmunds.com's Best Retained Value Awards make it easier for shoppers to identify the best return on their purchase if and when they decide to sell it down the road."

All brands with more than 100,000 unit sales in 2013 and models competing within at least four vehicle type categories were eligible for this year's brand-level Best Retained Value® Awards. All model-year 2014 vehicles that were launched by the end of 2013 and had unit sales in February 2014 that were at least 20 percent of the average unit sales for the models in its segment were eligible for this year's model-level Best Retained Value® Awards. Edmunds determined each model's segment based on its body type, the size of the vehicle within its body type segment, and the model's competitive luxury/non-luxury class.

More details on Edmunds.com's Best Retained Value® Awards can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/best-retained-value-cars.html

APPENDIX I

2014 Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® Awards
Model-Level Winners


Category

Make

Model

Retained

Value^

Compact Sedan

Honda

Civic

52.2%

Luxury Compact Sedan

Acura

ILX

46.5%

Midsize Sedan

Nissan

Altima

47.3%

Luxury Midsize Sedan

Acura

TSX

45.4%

Large Sedan

Toyota

Avalon

43.3%

Luxury Large Sedan

Porsche

Panamera

44.4%

Compact Wagon

Scion

xB

48.4%

Midsize/Large Wagon

Toyota

Venza

50.2%

Luxury Wagon

Acura

TSX Sport Wagon

44.7%

Compact Coupe

Subaru

BRZ

51.9%

Luxury Compact Coupe

Porsche

911

48.5%

Midsize/Large Coupe

Dodge

Challenger

55.0%

Luxury Midsize Coupe

Cadillac

CTS-V Coupe

46.6%

Compact Convertible

MINI

Cooper Roadster

45.9%

Luxury Compact Convertible

Porsche

911

47.5%

Midsize Convertible

Chevrolet

Camaro

46.7%

Luxury Midsize Convertible

Audi

A5

45.6%

Compact Truck

Toyota

Tacoma

61.6%

Large Truck

Toyota

Tundra

55.4%

Large Heavy Duty Truck

Ford

F-350 Super Duty

56.8%

Compact SUV

Jeep

Wrangler

56.9%

Midsize SUV

Toytota

FJ Cruiser

60.9%

Luxury Compact/Midsize SUV

BMW

X6

48.5%

Large SUV

Toyota

Sequoia

49.2%

Luxury Large SUV

Audi

Q7

44.0%

Minivan

Honda

Odyssey

47.8%

Commercial Van

Ram

Promaster Cargo Van

42.7%





^ - Retained Value is the projected private party resale value after five years in the market and assuming 15,000 miles driven per year, expressed as a percentage of the True Market Value® (TMV®) price when sold new.


About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site driven to make car buying easy. Almost 18 million visitors use our shopping tools every month to connect with nearly 10,000 dealer franchises across the U.S.  Shoppers can browse our inventory listings for available cars and trucks, and with Edmunds.com's Price PromiseSM, they can get an instant, upfront price on those same vehicles. Recently named the "Highest Ranked Third-Party Automotive Web Site" according to J.D. Power's 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation StudySM, Edmunds.com is also home to comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories. Even when you're at the dealership, we're always by your side. Use our acclaimed Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps or Edmunds.com Android App, or contact our free Live Help line at 1-855-782-4711 or text our experts at ED411. Edmunds.com also founded Car Week, a special shopping event that connects more car shoppers with dealers. We're based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook.

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