Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new and used vehicle information, has just announces the all-new 2011 model-year vehicle winners of its annual Best Resale Value Awards, which recognize current and forthcoming vehicles for their projected retained value five years from now.

Since depreciation is typically a car-buyer’s primary expense during ownership, these awards, like all of kbb.com’s new- and used-vehicle information, are designed to help consumers make more informed car-buying decisions.

Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book Official Residual Value Guide, determined by an expert staff of automotive analysts. These prestigious awards honor vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original list price after five years of ownership.

Did your current, or future car make the list ?

2011 BEST RESALE VALUE: BRAND

Subaru

2011 BEST RESALE VALUE: LUXURY BRAND

BMW

2011 BEST RESALE VALUE: BY VEHICLE CATEGORY

SUBCOMPACT CAR:
Honda Fit

COMPACT UTILITY VEHICLE:
Honda CR-V

COMPACT CAR:
MINI Cooper

MID-SIZE UTILITY VEHICLE:
Toyota FJ Cruiser

MID-SIZE CAR:
Honda Accord

FULL-SIZE UTILITY VEHICLE:
GMC Acadia

FULL-SIZE CAR:
Ford Taurus

LUXURY UTILITY VEHICLE:
BMW X5

NEAR-LUXURY CAR:
Lexus IS

HYBRID/ALT. ENERGY UTILITY VEHICLE:
BMW X5 XDrive35d

LUXURY CAR:
Audi A5

MID-SIZE PICKUP:
Toyota Tacoma

SPORTS CAR:
Subaru Impreza WRX

FULL-SIZE PICKUP:
Ford F-Series Super Duty

HIGH-PERFORMANCE CAR:
Ford Mustang GT

VAN:
Toyota Sienna

HYBRID/ALT. ENERGY CAR:
Volkswagen Golf TDI

WAGON:
Subaru Outback

2011 BEST RESALE VALUE: TOP 10 MODELS

Audi A5

Lexus GX

BMW X5

Lexus RX

BMW X6

Subaru Outback

Honda CR-V

Toyota FJ Cruiser

Jeep Wrangler

Toyota Tacoma

Note: Low-volume vehicles and vehicles with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of more than $60,000 are excluded from award consideration, except in the luxury and high-performance categories.