Kelly Blue Book Best Resale Value for 2009

Category: News. Written by Cameron Wong 

Kelly’s Blue Book is the automotive Bible for new and used cars. Each year they compress a list of the vehicles with the best resale value. Their list is based on projected values after five years (the average rate of ownership). Notice that this list has cars that are extremely popular in the Seattle area.

The Top 5 (As Told in the LA Times)

No. 1 — 2009 Honda Civic/Civic Hybrid

Civic’s EPA Fuel Economy:
21-26 city/ 29-36 hwy

Civic Hybrid’s EPA Fuel Economy:
40 city/ 45 hwy

Civic’s Available Engines:
113-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (natural gas)
140-hp, 1.8-liter I-4
197-hp, 2.0-liter I-4

Civic Hybrid’s Available Engine:
93-hp, 1.3-liter I-4 (gasoline hybrid)

Civic Starting MSRP:
$15,205

Civic Hybrid Starting MSRP:
$23,555

No. 2 — 2009 Honda Fit

EPA Fuel Economy:
27-28 city/ 33-35 hwy

Available Engine:
117-hp, 1.5-liter I-4

Available Transmissions:
5-speed automatic w/OD
5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
5-speed manual w/OD

Starting MSRP:
$14,550

No. 3 — 2009 Mini Cooper

EPA Fuel Economy:
25-28 city/ 34-37 hwy

Available Engine:
118-hp, 1.6-liter I-4

Available Transmissions:
6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
6-speed manual w/OD

Starting MSRP:
$18,550

No. 4 — 2009 Scion xB

EPA Fuel Economy:
22 city/ 28 hwy

Available Engine:
158-hp, 2.4-liter I-4

Available Transmissions:
4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
5-speed manual w/OD

Starting MSRP:
$15,750

No. 5 — 2009 Scion xD

EPA Fuel Economy:
26-27 city/ 32-33 hwy

Available Engine:
128-hp, 1.8-liter I-4

Available Transmissions:
4-speed automatic w/OD
5-speed manual w/OD

Starting MSRP:
$14,650

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