Ever wonder which new trucks today are likely to hold their value best over the next five years? That's exactly the kind of data Edmunds.com has been collecting in order to offer new and used car buyers some helpful advice. They call it their annual Best Retained Value Awards.
In order to qualify, each vehicle had to be on sale by the end of the previous year and have sales that account for at least 20-percent of average sales in their respective segment. Additionally, any brand that sold more 100,000 units in the previous year were automatically eligible.
The three categories in the pickup truck category were compact truck, large light truck, and large HD truck. Edmunds.com also selects two runners-up in each category as well.
The winners are:
Compact Truck: Toyota Tacoma, with an expected retained value of 57.3-percent of original cost. (And that percentage is the highest retained-value number of any vehicle in any category.) The Nissan Frontier and GMC Canyon are listed as Honorable Mentions.
Large Light Truck: Ford F-150, with an expected retained value of 48.6-percent of original cost. The Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra are listed as Honorable Mentions.
Large Heavy Duty Truck: Ford Super Duty F-350, with an expected retained value of 48.4-percent of original cost. The GMC Sierra 2500 HD and Ram 2500 HD are listed as Honorable Mentions.