Acura Tops Luxury Brands in Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value Awards

For the fourth year in a row, Edmunds.com has placed Acura as the top Luxury brand in its Best Retained Value® Awards.

“The awards recognize the brands and models that have the highest projected private party residual value five years after their launch, expressed as a percentage of their average True Market Value®.”

Acura won the luxury division in 2015 with a projected five-year residual value of 46.9 percent. The Acura ILX and Acura RDX both received segment awards, winning the Entry Luxury Car and Entry Luxury SUV segments respectively. The Acura MDX was an Honorable Mention in the Midrange Luxury SUV segment.

Read more at edmunds.com – 2015 Best Retained Value® Awards

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Acura RDX Receives 2014 ALG Residual Value Award

2014 Acura RDX

2014 Acura RDX – 2014 ALG Residual Value Award

Official release from acuranews.com:

11/18/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • Acura RDX earns residual value award for Premium Compact Utility Vehicle
  • Acura Brand continues outstanding performance in annual ALG residual value study

The Acura RDX luxury crossover SUV has earned a 2014 ALG Residual Value Award by delivering the highest projected three-year resale value of any vehicle in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle category.  According to ALG, the honor also recognizes the exceptional vehicle quality, strong brand desirability and long-tem reliability of the RDX.  Since 2000, Acura has earned seven model awards and three overall luxury brand awards from ALG.

As the leading provider of residual value information to the automotive industry, ALG’s annual Residual Value Awards honor the vehicles in each industry segment that ALG predicts will retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three-year period.

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Acura Earns Top Honors in Edmunds.com 2013 Best Retained Value Awards

Acura Advance

Official release from acuranews.com:

Acura has highest projected five-year resale value among all luxury brands

06/17/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

For the second consecutive year, Acura led all other luxury brands in the Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® Awards with the highest projected residual value, of 45.1 percent, after five years of ownership.  The study is based on Edmunds.com’s True Market Value® (TMV®) tool, which projects a vehicle’s average resale value after five year’s of ownership at the time of the new-vehicle purchase.

“This recognition from Edmunds.com speaks to the clear advantages of the Acura brand in offering its customers outstanding luxury performance, features and technologies that few of our competitors can deliver at a price that none of them can match,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of sales for Acura.  “It’s yet another proof point that Acura is delivering truly outstanding value on a luxury scale and smart luxury buyers are taking notice.”

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Acura Tops Luxury Brands in Edmunds.com’s 2013 Best Retained Value Awards

2013 Acura MDX

2013 Acura MDX

For the second consecutive year, Edmunds.com has recognized Acura as the top luxury brand in its Best Retained Value® Awards.

“Jeep and Acura took home the top prizes in Edmunds.com’s third annual Best Retained Value® Awards, which recognize the brands and new car models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average True Market Value® (TMV®) price when sold new. Jeep won in the non-luxury division with a projected 50.6 percent residual value after five years, and Acura won the luxury crown with a projected five-year residual value of 45.1 percent.”

The Acura MDX received an Honorable Mention in the SUV Over $45,000 category.

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Acura Tops ALG’s Canadian Residual Value Awards

Acura Advance

Official release from hondanews.ca:

Honda and Acura Recognized with Eight Prominent Awards for Best Residual Value

TORONTO, ON (February 13, 2013) – Honda Canada today kicked off the 40th annual Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in an impressive way by winning eight different awards for its Honda and Acura brands from ALG and Canadian Black Book – all of which are testament to the quality, reliability and value that both the Honda and Acura brands deliver to Canadian consumers.

“Receiving these awards from ALG and Canadian Black Book for our most popular vehicles as well as our brands, truly reflects our commitment to providing consumers with a quality product with the best possible value available,” said Dave Gardner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada Inc. “We are committed to building on this recognition and continuously strive to achieve the same success throughout our entire lineup.”

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Acura Receives ALG’s 2013 Residual Value Award for Best Premium Brand

Acura RDX - Premium Compact Utility Vehicle Segment Winner

Acura RDX – Premium Compact Utility Vehicle Segment Winner

Official release from acuranews.com:

Acura Receives ALG’s 2013 Residual Value Award for Best Premium Brand for Long Term Value 

2013 Acura RDX earns residual award for Premium Compact Utility Vehicle

11/26/2012  – TORRANCE, Calif.,

Acura was named the Best Premium Brand for 2013 by ALG, which recognizes the entire Acura lineup for exceptional vehicle quality, strong brand desirability, and long-term reliability. The all-new 2013 Acura RDX performance-luxury SUV also ranked highest in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle category. Since 2000, Acura has earned six model awards and three overall luxury brand awards from ALG.

As the leading provider of residual value information to the automotive industry, ALG’s annual Residual Value Awards honor the vehicles in each industry segment that ALG predicts will retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three-year period.

We are honored by ALG’s selection of Acura as Best Premium Brand for long-term value which helps demonstrate what’s smart about our ‘smart luxury’ brand values,” said Michael Accavitti, vice president of National Marketing Operations for the Acura brand. “With RDX earning a best in segment award for Premium Compact Utility Vehicle, ALG is confirming what our customers have been telling us by purchasing the all-new RDX in record numbers for the past six months.”

ALG determines the award winners through careful study of the competition in each segment, historical vehicle performance and industry trends. Vehicle quality, production levels relative to demand, as well as pricing strategies are among the key factors that affect ALG’s residual value forecasts.

“Acura receives the 2013 Premium Brand Residual Value Award through disciplined fleet and incentives strategies, along with intuitive packaging structure across the lineup,” said Larry Dominique, President of ALG. “Acura has been bolstered with effective new products like the all-new ILX and redesigned RDX and continues to provide a strong proposition of value and luxury.”

About ALG
Based in Santa Barbara, California, ALG is a leading provider of insights and consulting services to the automotive industry. ALG publishes the Residual Value Guidebook – the benchmark for residual value projections in North America, and has been forecasting automotive residual values for nearly 50 years in both the U.S. and Canadian markets.  For more information, visit www.alg.com.

About Acura
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 272 dealers in the United States. The Acura lineup features seven distinctive models including the RL luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, the MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the ZDX four-door sports coupe. Additional media information, including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of the 2013 Acura RDX is available at www.acuranews.com  Consumer information is available at www.acura.com.

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Acura Awarded Edmunds.com Best Retained Value Award for a Luxury Brand

Acura Advance

Official release from www.acuranews.com:

04/19/2012 – TORRANCE, Calif.,

Acura has earned the 2012 Best Retained Value® Award for a luxury brand from Edmunds.com. The Acura MDX also captured the model award for best SUV Over $45,000. Acura was given the awards for maintaining the highest projected residual values after five years of ownership as a percentage of value when new.

“It is an honor for Acura to win this award from Edmunds.com,” said Jeff Conrad vice president of Acura sales. “Acura is committed to the philosophy of smart luxury, offering customers vehicles with robust feature content and premium appeal providing lasting value on a luxury scale.”

“With Acura beating out all other luxury brands” said Joe Spina, Director of Remarketing at Edmunds.com. “Acura’s family of vehicles continues to expand the brand’s status as one of the best values available to luxury car buyers today.”

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