5 Hondas Earn 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards


On average, a new vehicle will only retain about 35% of its original value after a five-year ownership period. Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are in their 17th year of recognizing vehicles for their retained value through the initial five-year ownership period and honoring automakers who have provided outstanding achievements in producing vehicles that retain more than 50% of their MSRP over that first five year period of new-vehicle ownership.

By offering a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies, Honda is proudly taking home five 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards in every category for every vehicle type that the brand produces including:

  • Best Resale Value: Hybrid Car
  • Best Resale Value: Compact Car
  • Best Resale Value: Subcompact SUV/Crossover
  • Best Resale Value: Minivan
  • Best Resale Value: Top 10

Let’s take a closer look at this year’s winners.

Best Resale Value: Hybrid Car – 2019 Honda Insight

We understand that the history of hybrid vehicles is led by visually distinct or overly futuristic designs, but the 2019 Honda Insight puts an end to that trend. Returning up to 55 mpg while also including a strong array of standard safety tech, the 2019 Honda Insight is a value-rich hybrid sedan. The 2019 Honda Insight merges exceptional hybrid efficiency with a gorgeous design and an even better looking sub-$23,000 MSRP* starting price.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $920.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

Best Resale Value: Compact Car – 2019 Honda Civic

The 2019 Honda Civic sets the benchmark for what a compact car should be. By providing a broad range of models and prices, all covering the spectrum from the fuel-sipping LX and sporty Si to the 306-horsepower Honda Civic Type R, The 2019 Honda Civic is a solid all-around vehicle with multiple models available that all provide you with excellent efficiency and outstanding reliability. The Civic remains the champion of resale value by claiming the Kelley Blue Book Small Car Best Buy award five years in a row.

Best Resale Value: Subcompact SUV/Crossover – 2019 Honda HR-V

For 2019, the Honda HR-V has retained a budget-friendly starting price of just $20,520 MSRP*, but has gained more features such as Apple CarPlay™* and Android Auto™* functionality, mid-level EX trims also receive the Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver assistance features such as automatic emergency braking, road departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices. Depending on use, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers or the connected iPhone, respectively. See Google’s and Apple’s privacy policies for details regarding the use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Use of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay terms of use, which are, respectively, presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone or included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in the applicable software or operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolescence of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay when conditions allow you to do so safely. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

Best Resale Value: Minivan – 2019 Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey has claimed the coveted Kelley Blue Book Minivan Best Buy Award for four out of the last five years. It’s no surprise that this vehicle won the minivan category of the KBB Best Resale Value Awards in 2019.

What makes the 2019 Honda Odyssey so great? Well, it has all the essentials you would expect from a minivan such as a solid chassis, seats eight people comfortably, has a spacious cargo area and plenty of cupholders. The 2019 Honda Odyssey is also loaded with safety features including LATCH accommodations for up to five child safety seats, as well as eight standard airbags, including a pair of curtain airbags that offer side-impact head-protection for all three rows of seats. The Odyssey is projected to have the highest resale value in its minivan class for many years to come.

Best Resale Value: Top 10 – 2019 Honda Ridgeline

With the 2019 Honda Ridgeline, Honda has exceeded expectations by creating a vehicle that delivers all of the comforts and driving familiarity of an SUV while also offering the flexible versatility of a midsize pickup truck.

With a 1,500-pound payload and 5,000-pound tow rating, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline should meet every customers’ light-duty needs and by offering a number of trims, as well as important safety features such as collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist. The Ridgeline also holds its own in both snow and modest off-road situations with all-wheel drive. By also providing a hidden compartment beneath the bed floor for storing items safely out of view, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline’s open bed is sharper than that of any competitor’s.

If you want a vehicle that rides like an SUV, but has the ability to haul everything you could possibly think of in an easily loadable bed, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is on top of a very short list.

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