Markham, Ontario – Canadian Black Book has released the winners of its fifth annual Retained Value Awards, identifying the 2006 model-year vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their original value.

The winners, chosen in 17 segments, are determined from actual value retained from MSRP, measured over a four-year period. The company initiated the awards to help consumers identify which vehicles retain the highest percentage of their original value. Although strong retained value performance is not a guarantee of future strength, it is a strong indicator for how a vehicle should perform in the future. Consumers who select vehicles with lower depreciation rate will reduce their overall cost of ownership.

The winners are:

Subcompact – Toyota Yaris

Compact – Mazda5

Midsize car – Honda Accord, Subaru Outback, Volkswagen Passat (tie)

Full-size car – Toyota Avalon

Entry luxury car – Lexus IS series

Luxury car – BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class (tie)

Sports car – Mini Cooper, Volkswagen GTI (tie)

Premium sports car – Porsche 911

Compact SUV – Toyota RAV4

Midsize SUV – Honda Pilot

Full-size SUV – Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia (tie)

Luxury SUV – Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Minivan – Honda Odyssey

Large van – Dodge Sprinter

Small pickup – Toyota Tacoma

Large pickup – Toyota Tundra

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