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J.D. Power 2021 Canada ALG Residual Value Awards

Toyota Ranks Highest among Mainstream Brands; Lexus Ranks Highest among Premium Brands

ALG, the industry benchmark of automotive residual value projections and a division of J.D. Power, today announced the winners of the J.D. Power 2021 Canada ALG Residual Value Awards, ranking Toyota (mainstream) and Lexus (premium) as the top brands in their respective segments.

The J.D. Power Canada ALG Residual Value Awards are the automotive leasing industry standard when it comes to recognizing the vehicles segments that are projected to hold the highest percentage of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) after a four-year period for mainstream vehicles, and after a three-year period for premium vehicles. This is a vital consideration for car buyers when assessing the total cost of ownership for a particular vehicle whether the vehicle is financed, leased or purchased with cash. This year’s recipients have shown strong forecasted value in their competitive segments in the Canadian market for the mainstream and premium segments.

“Residual values are the backbone of the auto leasing business in Canada due to an estimated CAD$26 billion in outstanding lease portfolio risk,” said Michelle MacDonald, director of ALG industry solutions at J.D. Power. “Knowing which vehicles are predicted to hold their value and their respective rate of depreciation is paramount for manufacturers and consumers alike.”

For the 2021 award process, 272 model lines were evaluated through careful analysis by the ALG team of industry experts and ALG’s proprietary Canadian forecasting model. Eligibility for a brand award requires a manufacturer to have vehicle entries in at least four different segments. To account for differences across trim levels, model averages are weighted based on percentage share relative to the entire model line.

Brand-Level Residual Value Awards

Mainstream Brand      Toyota

Premium Brand           Lexus

Model-Level Residual Value Awards

Segment                                                                     Model

Electric Vehicle                                                          Porsche Taycan

Subcompact Car                                                        Kia Rio

Compact Car                                                              Toyota Corolla

Midsize Car                                                                Hyundai Sonata

Fullsize Car                                                                 Toyota Avalon

Sportscar                                                                     Subaru WRX

Micro Utility Vehicle                                                   Hyundai Kona

Subcompact Utility Vehicle                                      Subaru Crosstrek

Compact Utility Vehicle                                             Toyota RAV4

Midsize Utility Vehicle—2nd Row Seating              Honda Passport

Midsize Utility Vehicle—3rd Row Seating               Toyota Highlander

Fullsize Utility Vehicle                                                GMC Yukon

Off-Road Utility Vehicle                                              Toyota 4Runner

Midsize Pickup                                                            Toyota Tacoma

Fullsize Pickup                                                             Toyota Tundra

Fullsize Heavy Duty Pickup                                        Chevrolet Silverado HD

Premium Compact Car                                               BMW 2 Series

Premium Midsize Car                                                  Lexus IS

Premium Fullsize Car                                                   Genesis G80

Premium Executive Car                                                Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-Door

Premium Sportscar                                                       Chevrolet Corvette

Premium Subcompact Utility Vehicle                         Lexus UX

Premium Compact Utility Vehicle                                Mercedes-Benz GLB Class

Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle—2nd Row Seating  Lexus RX

Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle—3rd Row Seating   Lexus GX

Premium Fullsize Utility Vehicle                                    Lexus LX

Minivan                                                                              Honda Odyssey

Midsize Commercial Van                                               Ford Transit Connect

Fullsize Commercial Van                                               GMC Savana

For the first time, the Canada Residual Value Awards include the fullsize heavy duty pickup segment, won by the Chevrolet Silverado HD, and the micro utility vehicle segment, won by the Hyundai Kona.

Numerous variables affect the actual residual value of a vehicle over a multi-year lease term. Examples include auction values; vehicle content; vehicle pricing; industry data; and macroeconomic factors. Since these factors contribute to a more accurate residual value forecast, vehicle shoppers are able to better understand the total cost of ownership.

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