ALG Gives Honda and Acura High Ranking


ALG - February 13, 2013

In its 5th Annual Cana­dian Resid­ual Value Awards, ALG rates Honda and Acura as top Main­stream and Pre­mium brands respec­tively, with Toy­ota tak­ing sev­eral hon­ors as well.

Find out where other automaker brands fared in the annual presentations.

Honda returns to the top rank­ing among Main­stream brands after a four-year hia­tus while Acura ranks high­est for the first time over Infiniti, the pre­vi­ous recip­i­ent of the Pre­mium Brand award for the past four years. Also note­wor­thy are the Toy­ota fam­ily of brands, which walked away with the five seg­ment awards and Sub­aru, a peren­nial strong per­former, which net­ted three seg­ment awards.

ALG’s Resid­ual Value Awards hon­our the vehi­cles that are fore­cast to retain the high­est per­cent­age of MSRP after a three-year period for lux­ury brands and a four-year period for main­stream brands. Award recip­i­ents are cho­sen after a care­ful eval­u­a­tion of vehi­cle cri­te­ria, includ­ing seg­ment com­pe­ti­tion, his­tor­i­cal vehi­cle per­for­mance and indus­try trends. This year’s awards are based on 2013 model year vehi­cles. Awards are given in 22 vehi­cle seg­ment cat­e­gories and two brand cat­e­gories (Main­stream and Premium).

Among the seg­ment awards, the Cadil­lac ATS, Infiniti JX and Sub­aru BRZ are all-new mod­els, each of which took top spots in their respec­tive seg­ments. The ATS marks the first Cana­dian Resid­ual Value Award for Cadil­lac and only the sec­ond by a domes­tic automaker. In two hotly con­tested seg­ments, the redesigned Honda Accord received the award in the Mid­size Car seg­ment, while the Sub­aru Impreza received the award in the Com­pact Car seg­ment. Among Alter­na­tive Fuel vehi­cles, the Volk­swa­gen Golf TDI and Audi A3 TDI were repeat win­ners in the Main­stream and Pre­mium cat­e­gories respectively.