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Canadian Black Book announces Best Retained Value Awards for 2016

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Canadian Black Book today announced the winners of the 2016 Best Retained Value Awards on the eve of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. These annual accolades recognize four-year-old (2012) models that retain their percentage of MSRP the best, across 20 categories.

For the ninth year in a row, Toyota came away as the winningest brand for 2016, with six first-place finishes. Overall, Japanese makes won nearly half the awards.

At the same time, the Jeep Wrangler secured a staggering 79% of its original MSRP, up 10% from last year and the highest ever recorded retained value in the history of the CBB awards.

Here are the top three finishers in each of the 20 vehicle categories:


  1. Honda Fit
  2. Toyota Prius c
  3. Kia Soul


  1. Toyota Prius v
  2. Subaru Impreza
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer


  1. Toyota Camry
  2. Honda Accord
  3. Subaru Outback


  1. Dodge Charger
  2. Toyota Avalon
  3. Chrysler 300

Entry luxury car:

  1. Volvo XC70
  2. Lexus IS,
  3. Lexus CT 200h

Luxury car:

  1. Audi A7
  2. Audi A5
  3. Audi A6

Premium luxury car:

  1. Porsche Panamera
  2. Lexus LS
  3. Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Premium sports car:

  1. Porsche Cayman
  2. Porsche Boxster
  3. Audi R8

Sports car:

  1. Dodge Challenger
  2. Audi TT
  3. Ford Mustang

Small pickup:

  1. Toyota Tacoma
  2. Honda Ridgeline
  3. Nissan Frontier

Full-size pickup:

  1. Toyota Tundra  
  2. Ford F-Series
  3. GMC Sierra HD


  1. Honda Odyssey
  2. Toyota Sienna
  3. Nissan Quest

Full-size van:

  1. Nissan NV
  2. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  3. GMC Savana

Compact commercial van:

  1. Ford Transit Connect
  2. Dodge Ram Cargo Van    

Compact CUV:

  1. Jeep Wrangler  
  2. Honda CR-V   
  3. Jeep Compass

Midsize SUV:

  1. Toyota FJ Cruiser
  2. Toyota 4Runner
  3. Toyota Highlander

Full-size SUV:

  1. Toyota Sequoia    
  2. Dodge Durango        
  3. Ford Expedition

Compact luxury SUV:

  1. Audi Q5
  2. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque    
  3. Volvo XC60

Midsize luxury SUV:

  1. Porsche Cayenne
  2. Lexus RX
  3. Lexus GX

Full-size luxury SUV:

  1. Audi Q7
  2. Land Rover Range Rover
  3. Mercedes-Benz GL-Class