Honda and Acura Rank Highest in ALG's 5th Annual Canadian Residual Value Awards

   Honda and Acura Rank Highest in ALG's 5th Annual Canadian Residual Value

Cadillac ATS, Infiniti JX, Subaru BRZ recognized; Toyota family of brands
takes home five awards

PR Newswire

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Canadian International Auto Show – ALG,
the industry benchmark for vehicle values and a leading provider of automotive
insights, today announced the results of its 5^th annual Residual Value
Awards, with Honda and Acura earning the awards for top Mainstream and Premium
brands, respectively. 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
3 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).

"For all consumers, residual value represents a complete indicator of vehicle
value, taking into account quality, durability and brand desirability," said
Larry Dominique, President of ALG. "The Canadian Residual Value Awards
recognize those brands and products that are using the best business practices
to protect the value of their vehicles."

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.

"The ATS is an indicator that the Cadillac brand is headed in the right
direction," said Geoff Helby, ALG's Regional Director for Canada. "With a well
executed product and competitive pricing, the Cadillac ATS sets the bar for
the brand."

Among Mainstream brands, Subaru ranked second overall behind Honda, with Mazda
rounding out the top three. Infiniti and Lexus ranked second and third
respectively among the Premium brands.

Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California with office an office in Toronto,
Ontario, ALG is a leading provider of insights and consulting services to the
automotive industry. ALG publishes the Residual Value Guidebook – the
benchmark for residual value projections in North America, and has been
forecasting automotive residual values for nearly 50 years in both the U.S.
and Canadian markets. For more information, visit

Segment Award             Award Recipient
Sub Compact Car           Honda Fit
Compact Car               Subaru Impreza
Midsize Car               Honda Accord
Fullsize Car              Toyota Avalon
Sports Car                Subaru BRZ
Alternative Fuel Vehicle  VW Golf TDI
Minivan                   Honda Odyssey
                          Mini Cooper
Sub Compact Utility
Compact Utility           Honda CR-V
Midsize Utility           Subaru Outback
Fullsize Utility          Toyota Sequoia
Midsize Pickup            Toyota Tacoma
Fullsize Pickup           Toyota Tundra
Premium Compact Car       Mini Cooper
Premium Midsize Car       Cadillac ATS
Premium Fullsize Car      Lexus GS 350
                          Mercedes-Benz CLS
Premium Executive Car
Premium Sports Car        Nissan GT-R
Premium Alternative Fuel
                          Audi A3 TDI
Premium Compact Utility   Acura RDX
Premium Midsize Utility   Infiniti JX
Premium Fullsize Utility  Infiniti QX56

                  PREMIUM BRAND RANKINGS
Rank  Brand       Rank   Brand
1     Honda       1      Acura
2     Subaru      2      Infiniti
3     Mazda       3      Lexus
4     Volkswagen  4      Audi
5     Toyota      5      BMW
6     Hyundai     6      Mercedes-Benz
7     Scion       7      Volvo
8     Nissan      8      Cadillac
9     Kia         9      Porsche
10    Buick       10     Lincoln
11    Chevrolet
12    Ford
13    Dodge
14    GMC


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