ALG’s Residual Value Awards (RVA) look across vehicles in 26 segments and use numerous data points to determine which models should retain the highest percentage of their Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) after three years.
Honda models are notoriously reliable and sought-after, so you’ll always find them among cars with the highest residual value. For 2019, ALG drew attention to:
- Honda Pilot: Best Midsize Utility 3rd Row Seating
- Honda Accord: Best Midsize Passenger Car
- Honda Odyssey: Best Minivan
- Honda Fit: Best Subcompact
The Honda Pilot has been extensively updated for 2019. Everything from styling to features has been refined, and the vehicle even rides with a revised 9-speed automatic transmission for improved drivability.
Space is still a key selling point. With room for up to 8 passengers, there’s still enough left over for an 82-qt. cooler behind the 3rd-row– fold seats down and there’s up to 109 cubic feet of cargo space.
All in all, it’s easy to see why Honda Accord models hold their value, with ALG praising “class-above technology, safety, and driving dynamics.” With Honda Sensing as standard and a wide range of comfort and convenience features, it’s a clear segment-leader.
The Honda Odyssey has turned the minivan class on its head by offering premium features and upscale fittings as well as the impressive cargo dimensions and flexible seating you might expect from such a vehicle.
CabinWatch® and CabinTalk™ features are particularly noteworthy- they let you see what’s going on in the back and speak to all passengers without raising your voice.
The Honda Fit is back in the ALG awards for the fifth year in a row. It’s an utterly unique subcompact thanks to its innovative 60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®, which offers up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
Unlike many rival models, it also equips premium features, including Heated Front Seats, Androiad Auto™ Integration, Apple CarPlay™ Integration, and a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System®.