What is retention value? Retention value is the value an asset is expected to retain over a period of time. Retention values will vary by vehicles due to a wide range of factors including vehicle age, the number of miles, overproduction and high incentives among others. By understanding retention values before you purchase, you can get an idea of how much your car will be worth in the future.
So what vehicle segments and vehicles are retaining their value? Well, the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) Used Car Guide recently published retention values in their February and March Editions of NADA Perspective. Here's a quick look at look at the top-10 truck and car retention values: