Four of Honda’s 2017 models have been recognized by Kelley Blue Book and received the 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award. The Honda Accord Hybrid, Fit, HR-V and Ridgeline were all recognized for being most likely to “best retain their value over their first five years of ownership” based on the car price giant’s Official Residual Value Guide.
Kelley Blue Book was founded in 1926 by collecting and publishing what would become known as the industry standard guide for determining the value of used automobiles. KBB.com was created in 1995 and provides car buying and selling tips as well as up-to-date pricing information.
- 2017 Honda Fit – Best Subcompact Car
This award came as no surprise, as the Fit has been named Best Resale Value Award winner for subcompact cars three years in a row. It features a 130 hp 1.5L engine paired with a six-speed manual or CVT. The Honda Fit averages 32/38 mpg and can get from 0 to 60 in 8.5 seconds.
- 2017 Honda Ridgeline – Top 10 Category
The Ridgeline sport utility truck finished in the Top 10 vehicles for best resale value with an estimated resale percentage of 64.4 at 36 months and 47.6 at 60 months. The Honda Ridgeline has a 3.5L V-6 engine capable of 280 hp along with a six-speed automatic transmission. It gets 18/25 mpg and can go from 0 to 60 in 6.6 seconds.
- 2017 Honda HR-V – Best Subcompact SUV/Crossover
For the second consecutive year the HR-V won this award and was also named as one of the 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000. This crossover SUV is powered by a 1.8L engine with 141 hp, has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 27/32 mpg and can climb from 0 to 60 in 9.3 seconds.
- 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid – Best Hybrid/Alternative Energy Car
One of the key selling points of the Honda Accord Hybrid is the 48 mpg it can achieve thanks to the combination of an electric motor, lithium-ion battery pack and 4-cylinder gasoline engine. This hybrid features quick acceleration and the cabin has plenty of room for adult passengers.
New and Used Hondas in Seattle
From subcompact cars and SUVs to sport utility trucks and hybrids, Honda of Seattle is the place to invest in a vehicle that will retain a higher percentage of its resale value compared to several other makes and models. Contact Honda of Seattle today to learn more.