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Getting the Most Money for Used Cars
Kelley Blue Book compiled a list of the cars that hold their value better than the competition, with Toyota and Chevrolet accounting for seven of the top 10 vehicles.

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Here’s a look at the top 10 vehicles from model-year 2014 with the best resale values, according to Kelley Blue Book. Trucks and SUVs dominate the list, and each of the top 10 is expected to retain at least half its original value after five years.

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10. Dodge Challenger

The modern muscle car is projected to be worth 60.8% of its purchase price after 36 months and 50.5% in 60 months. The Dodge Challenger is one of two Chrysler cars in the top 10.

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9. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The No. 2 vehicle in the nation, behind Ford’s F-150, was completely redesigned for 2014. Chevrolet’s full-size pickup truck should retain 59% of its value at 36 months and 50.6% at 60 months.

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8. Honda CR-V

Honda’s compact SUV is typically among the best in its class when it comes to resale value. The CR-V is estimate to hold 63% of its value at 36 months and 50.7% at 60 months.

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7. Chevrolet Camaro

Kelley Blue Book said the return of the Z/28 moniker, as well as new rear-end styling, helped the Chevrolet Camaro land on this year’s list. Resale value is projected to be 63.7% of the initial price at 36 months and 51.9% at 60 months.

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6. Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra, which got a refresh for 2014, trails U.S. automakers’ pickup trucks in domestic sales but sports a better resale value. Toyota’s full-size truck should retain 63.7% of its value at 36 months and 52.3% at 60 months.

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5. Chevrolet Corvette

The lone sports car on the list, GM’s Chevrolet Corvette got a big redesign and brought back the Stingray moniker. Its resale value is estimate to be 67.5% of its original price after 36 months and 53.5% at 60 months.

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4. Toyota 4Runner

Toyota’s 4Runner, a mid-size SUV, is projected to retain 66.6% of its value at 36 months and 56.2% at 60 months.

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3. Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is a perennial member of this list. Kelley Blue Book anticipates the Wrangler will hold 70.3% of its value at 36 months and 59.1% after 60 months.

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2. Toyota Tacoma

The mid-size Tacoma pickup truck, which will get some more competition when GM returns to the segment next year, will likely be worth 73.7% of its initial value after 36 months and 61.9% at 60 months.

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1. Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota’s off-roader easily claimed the top spot for the second year in a row. Kelley Blue Book projects the FJ Cruiser to retain 81% of its value at 36 months and 70% at 60 months.

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Getting the Most Money for Used Cars

Kelley Blue Book compiled a list of the cars that hold their value better than the competition, with Toyota and Chevrolet accounting for seven of the top 10 vehicles.

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