Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Black Book has released the winners of its 2012 Best Retained Value Awards on the eve of the Canadian International Auto Show. The awards acknowledge vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their original MSRP after four years, and for 2012, the awards look at model-year 2008 cars and trucks from 17 different categories.

“While most other industry accolades tend to generate headlines by focusing on the here-and-now of new vehicle models, our annual Retained Value Awards provide consumers with excellent insight as to where they will most likely receive the best value for their money over time,” said Kathy Ward, CEO of Canadian Black Book. “When deciding on a new car or truck, consumers often search for a model offering the best loan rate or the richest incentives that lower the sticker price. But not taking vehicle depreciation into consideration, the single greatest cost of vehicle ownership, can lead to a costly surprise at trade-in time.”

For 2012, the winners in each category (model year 2008) are:

Subcompact – Honda Fit
Compact Car – Volkswagen Golf
Midsize Car – Honda Accord/Subaru Outback (tie)
Full-size Car – Toyota Avalon
Entry Luxury Car – BMW 1 Series
Luxury Car – Lexus GS
Premium Luxury Car – Lexus LS
Premium Sports Car – Audi R8
Sports Car – Dodge Challenger
Small Pickup – Toyota Tacoma
Full-size Pickup – Toyota Tundra
Minivan – Honda Odyssey
Full-size Van – Dodge Sprinter
Compact SUV – Jeep Wrangler
Midsize SUV – Toyota FJ Cruiser
Full-size SUV – Toyota Sequoia
Luxury SUV – BMW X6

For more information and to find vehicle values, visit Canadian Black Book.

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