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Vehicles with the best resale value

If you want to buy a vehicle that will retain its value, your chances are better with a pickup truck or sport utility vehicle than any other segment. According to data gleaned by the team at KBB.com, eight out of the ten best performers for resale value are either trucks or SUVs. Interestingly enough, the other two vehicles are performance cars.

You may expect Japanese brands to boast the best resale value, but that's not always the case. In fact, half of the vehicles on KBB's best-resale list come from American automakers.

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2016 Toyota Tacoma
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Toyota Tacoma

Rolling into first place in the expected resale value chart is the Toyota Tacoma. According to KBB.com, Toyota's midsize truck tops all other vehicles in America with 72.9 percent of its value left after 36 months and 61.7 remaining after 60 months.
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Toyota 4Runner

Right behind Toyota's midsize truck is the brand's truck-like SUV, the 4Runner. KBB.com estimates that the 4Runner will retain 66.7 percent of its value after three years, which is lower than some of the other vehicles on this list. Its value after five years, though, is impressive, with 60.3 percent remaining after 60 months.
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GMC Canyon pickup truck in red
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GMC Canyon

The GMC Canyon offers better resale value than any other American vehicle, according to KBB.com. GMC's midsize pickup is expected to retain 70.7 percent of its value after three years, and 59.5 percent after five years.

There's no breakdown by engine, but we'd expect Duramax diesel models to carry a premium over gasoline-powered trucks.

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Chevy Colorado pickup truck in red
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Chevy Colorado

Falling in place right behind its corporate sibling is the Chevrolet Colorado. With 70 percent of its value expected to be left after 36 months and 58.6 after 60 months, KBB.com expects the Colorado to fall just under its just slightly swankier Canyon cousin from GMC in resale value.
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Jeep Wrangler

SUVs are hot in 2015, and there's no vehicle that better defines its segment than the Jeep Wrangler. We're not surprised, then, that KBB.com pegs the Wrangler as the fifth-best vehicle for retaining value, with 65.6 remaining after three years and 54.9 left after five.
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Toyota Tundra pickup truck in silver
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Toyota Tundra

According to KBB.com, the Toyota Tundra is expected to retain 64.1 percent of its value after 36 months and 53.8 after 60 months. That makes it the highest-ranking fullsize pickup truck on this list.
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Subaru WRX sedan in red
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Subaru WRX

The Subaru WRX is the first sedan to show up on KBB.com's list of the vehicles that best retain their value. With 65.2 percent left after three years and 50.8 left after five, the WRX lands in seventh place.
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Chevrolet Camaro coupe in red
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Chevrolet Camaro

With an estimated 61 percent of its value remaining after 36 months and 49 percent left after 60 months, the Chevy Camaro earns a solid eighth spot on KBB.com's list of vehicles that best retain their value.
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GMC Sierra fullsize pickup truck in deep red
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GMC Sierra

The GMC Sierra is a slightly more upscale version of General Motors' fullsize pickup platform than the Chevy Silverado, and it lands in ninth spot on KBB.com's list of vehicles that retain their value. GMC's fullsize truck is expected to retain 57 percent of its value after three years and 48 percent after five.
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Subaru Forester

Earning the final spot on KBB.com's list of vehicles that best retain their value is the Subaru Forester. The Japanese crossover is expected to keep 59.3 percent of its initial worth after 36 months and 47.3 after 60 months.
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