Subaru's new Crosstrek won its individual category helping the brand take top honors in ALG's Residual Value Awards this year.

Consumers searching for vehicles that will hold their value over time can place their faith in Subaru and Land Rover, as the brands were named the winner of ALG’s 2018 Residual Value Awards.

Subaru captured the Mainstream brand award for the third year in a row while Land Rover took the Premium brand honor for the fourth consecutive year. The companies will receive their awards at the Automobility LA.

The awards recognize vehicles in 26 segments that are forecast to retain the highest percentage of their Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price after a three-year period.  

This year’s recipients have shown strong value in their competitive segments, and were chosen from all 2018 model year vehicles on sale in the United States in the Premium and Mainstream segments, according ALG.

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“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.

The Land Rover Discovery was one of four Rover models that captured its category.

“With vehicle leasing at near-record levels and headwinds for used vehicle values on the horizon, consumers can have confidence in their choice of a Residual Value Award winner for their next vehicle.”

The Mainstream individual category winners included:

  • Alt-Fuel car: Kia Niro

  • Subcompact car: Honda Fit

  • Compact car: Subaru Impreza

  • Midsize car: Honda Accord

  • Full size car: Dodge Charger

  • Sports car: Subaru WRX

  • Subcompact utility: Subaru Crosstrek

  • Compact utility: Subaru Forester

  • Midsize utility (two-row): Subaru Outback

  • Midsize utility (three-row): Toyota Highlander

  • Full size utility: Toyota Sequoia

  • Off-Road utility: Jeep Wrangler

  • Full size pickup: Toyota Tundra

  • Midsize pickup: Toyota Tacoma

  • Minivan: Honday Odyssey

  • Midsize commercial: Mercedes-Benz Metris

  • Full size commercial: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Subaru also earned the top Mainstream brand award for the third consecutive year by garnering wins in five segments.

“Subaru’s RVA winning streak continues as the brand maintains an enthusiastic and ever-growing customer base,” ALG noted. “Awards across sportscar, traditional passenger car and utility segments display the depth of the Subaru vehicle portfolio.”

(Click Here for the story about this year’s Best Brand winners.)

The Premium awards included:

  • Compact car: Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

  • Midsize car: Audi Allroad

  • Full size car: Genesis G80

  • Executive car: Lexus LS

  • Sports car: Porsche 718 Cayman

  • Compact utility: Land Rover Discovery Sport

  • Midsize utility (two-row): Land Rover Range Rover Sport

  • Midsize utility (three-row): Land Rover Discovery

  • Full size utility: Land Rover Range Rover

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Land Rover won for the fourth year in a row by sweeping all four individual segments it competes in with the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover, Discovery and Discovery Sport winning the top spots.

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