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Japanese cars demand the highest resale values in Kelley Blue Book's 2013 Best Resale Value Awards.

But their lead isn't what it used to be.

Foreign automobiles make up nine of the 10 best 2013 model year vehicles for resale values. Only Chrysler Group LLC's Jeep Wrangler is in the top 10, though Ford Motor Co. made great strides overall.

"I think Toyota and Honda have been fairly dominant just about every year," said Eric Ibara, director of residual consulting for Kelley Blue Book. "The domestics have made very good improvements, so they may not be at the top of the segments, but they're no longer so far behind."

Another report, from ALG, a TrueCar company, had no domestic automakers leading any category.


Best resale value by vehicle category


Subcompact car: Honda Fit
Compact car: Honda Civic
Sporty compact car: Honda Civic Si
Midsize car: Honda Accord
Full-size car: Toyota Avalon
Entry-level luxury car: Lexus IS
Luxury car: Lexus GS 350
High-end luxury car: Porsche Panamera
Sports car: Chevrolet Camaro V6
High-performance car: Chevrolet Camaro SS
Hybrid/alternative energy car: Ford Fusion
Electric vehicle: Chevrolet Volt
Compact SUV/crossover: Jeep Wrangler
Midsize SUV/crossover: Toyota FJ Cruiser
Full-size SUV/crossover: Toyota Sequoia
Luxury compact SUV/crossover: Infiniti EX
Luxury midsize SUV/crossover: Porsche Cayenne
Luxury full-size SUV/crossover: Lexus LX
Midsize pickup: Toyota Tacoma
Full-size pickup: Toyota Tundra
Minivan/van: Toyota Sienna
Hybrid SUV/crossover: Lexus RX 450h
Top resale values

In alphabetical order
Honda Civic
Honda CR-V
Jeep Wrangler
Lexus LX
Porsche Cayenne
Scion tC
Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota Tacoma
Toyota 4Runner


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Honda And Toyota Take Top Spots In Kelley Blue Book's 2013 Best Resale Value Awards

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