The 2018 Residual Value Awards conducted by ALG were announced last month. Subaru came out as the top mainstream brand for the third year in a row, winning awards in five segments.

ALG is an automotive industry leader when it comes to predicting future vehicle values and depreciation rates. ALG has published residual values – a prediction of how much a car will be worth at the end of a set period of time – for all vehicles in the US for more than 50 years.

"Strong residual values are the bedrock of successful brands. A vehicle's ability to retain its value over time is an important consideration for consumers looking to purchase or lease a vehicle," said Jim Nguyen, president of ALG.

2018 Subaru Residual Value Award Winners

ALG's Residual Value Awards honor vehicles they expect to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a traditional three-year period. For 2018, Subaru was named "Top Mainstream Brand" for the sixth time, and five models came out on top of their respective segments:

  • 2018 Subaru ImprezaCompact: 2018 Subaru Impreza

    Base price: $19,355

    MPG: 28 city, 38 highway

    Biggest benefit: Large cargo and trunk space for a sedan

  • 2018 Subaru WRXSportscar: 2018 Subaru WRX

    Base price: $23,710

    MPG: 22 city, 28 highway

    Biggest benefit: Six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment, a fun car to drive

  • 2018 Subaru CrosstrekSubcompact Utility: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

    Base price: $27,855

    MPG: 21 city, 27 highway

    Biggest benefit: Comfortable seats and roomy backseat

  • 2018 Subaru ForesterCompact Utility: 2018 Subaru Forester

    Base price: $23,710

    MPG: 22 city, 28 highway

    Biggest benefit: Standard all-wheel drive with a car-like ride

  • 2018 Subaru OutbackMidsize Utility 2nd Row Seating: 2018 Subaru Outback

    Base price: $26,810

    MPG: 25 city, 32 highway

    Biggest benefit: Feels like a car, but with 8.7 inches of ground clearance

Bottom Line

Subaru continues to make mainstream vehicles that hold their value well. Since 2010, they've won a total of 31 ALG Residual Value Awards. With Subaru’s ever-growing and loyal customer base, it’s no surprise as to why car buyers keep coming back for the latest models.

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