buying Honda, Lexus top J.D. Power ALG Residual Value awards
2014 Honda Civic: What You Need to Know
The 2014 Honda Civic has solid reliability and safety ratings, a premium interior, refined handling, and zippy engines. As a result, it ranks near the top of the compact car class. The 2014 Honda Civic is ranked: #1 in Used Small Cars $12K to $14K #2 in Used Compact Cars $10K to $15K #3 in 2014 Affordable Small Cars #3 in 2014 Compact Cars Is the 2014 Honda Civic a Good Used Car? Available in sedan and coupe body styles, the 2014 Honda Civic is an excellent used compact car. Its interior is comfortable, and it has an upscale look and feel. The Civic also rides smoothly on rough pavement and remains stable around turns.
Car resale values are one of those subjects that most everyone has an anecdotal opinion on -- my (insert brand X) holds its value better than your (insert brand Y) -- but they're also something that can be tough to back up unless you've done some serious research. Thankfully, the folks at J.D. Power are willing to slog through that research to give the rest of us some hard data.
The Honda or a Lexus , which won overall for best mass-market and best premium residual values, respectively.are in, and, according to an announcement made by J.D. Power on Thursday, when it comes to resale values, you still can't beat a Japanese car -- especially if that car is a
Lexus Revives the RC F Fuji Speedway Edition for 2022
The Lexus RC F is back for another model year, tempting buyers with its almost anachronistic, big naturally aspirated V-8 engine. Most of its competitors have switched to forced induction, which has both its pros and cons, but the RC F continues to keep things old-school. The engine sounds killer, and it’s wrapped in strikingThe headliner is the return of the limited-edition Fuji Speedway Edition, which debuted last year and was limited to 60 units. Well, apparently the model garnered enough interest for a redux, as another 50 units are going to be available for 2022.
Neither of the winners should come as a surprise, but it still makes one wonder how J.D. Power has come up with its results. The winning manufacturer is chosen based on the results of a comparison of 284 models using criteria of used-vehicle performance, brand outlook and product competitiveness. A manufacturer also has to offer models in at least four market segments to even be considered.
"Accurately forecasting residual values in the auto industry is a key factor in assessing an estimated $225 billion lease portfolio of vehicles in the United States," said Eric Lyman, vice president of ALG. "The brands and vehicle models that rise to the top demonstrate that they score well across the award program's criteria, including manufacturers' superior design and quality."
Honda Launches Off-Road-Focused TrailSport Trim Line
Honda released an image of the TrailSport logo and says that the first TrailSport-badged Hondas will arrive by the end of the year. Honda announced today that it will be launching the TrailSport subbrand, which give Honda's SUVs and trucks an extra degree of off-road prowess.Honda says that the first TrailSport-badged vehicles, due by the end of 2021, will add tougher styling, extra cladding, and interior design changes.
Other brands with high-scoring models include Hyundai, which, along with Honda, had three top-scoring models. Brands like Audi, Kia, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru and Toyota each had two top-scoring models.
So, the moral of the story is that if you buy or lease a car and you want something that will retain more of its value, buy a Honda or a Lexus.
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