Executive Automotive Analyst
NADA Used Car Guide
The new edition of Perspective details one-year-old (2015 MY) retention performance of new or revised mainstream and luxury models. Study looks at three-month average of trade-in values divided by MSRP. Factors helping elevate retention for include improved quality and dependability, higher fuel economy and performance, improved vehicle design, new vehicle pricing, incentive levels, and vehicle production volume. Strong value retention gives manufacturers a competitive cost-of-ownership and leasing advantage, and it allows consumers to accrue positive equity quickly.
2015 Porsche Macan One of Three Highest Retaining Models at 83.6%:
Little brother to the Porsche Cayenne and shares its platform with the Audi Q5.
Redesigned for 2015, 2015 Subaru WRX Came in at 83.4%:
WRX has been shaped to fulfill every rally racing fan’s deepest desires.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado at 83.4% Higher than Mid-Size Pickup Average of 81.4%:
Following two-year hiatus, Colorado was redesigned for 2015 and boasts sleek new exterior to complement more quiet and comfortable interior.