alg Names Best Pre-Owned Values: Buick & Jaguar

ALG, Inc. the industry benchmark for forecasting future vehicle values, and the analytics subsidiary of TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE) today announced the winners of the 2021 Pre-Owned Value Awards (POVA), ranking Buick and Jaguar as the top Mainstream Brand and Premium Brand respectively.

“Buick and Jaguar provide consumers the best of both worlds, the luxury and quality of a great vehicle coupled with the value and peace of mind of Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program benefits. This combination has propelled Buick and Jaguar to the number one brand spots in their respective categories for this year’s Pre-Owned Value Awards,” said Eric Lyman, Chief Industry Analyst at ALG.

The 2021 POVAs are awarded to vehicles with the lowest forecast depreciation from two years of age to five years of age, during the period 2020-2023. Vehicle segmentation is based on ALG’s proprietary automotive segmentation, which takes into account information such as vehicle size, transaction price, and cross-shop information.

“About half of consumers trade-in their existing vehicle when they’re buying their next car and use that trade-in value toward the purchase of their next car. As consumers begin their vehicle selection process, ALG’s Pre-Owned Value Awards are a great resource in helping consumers identify the used vehicles that best hold their value and get the most bang for the buck upon resale,” add Lyman.

This is Buick’s first time winning in POVA’s overall Mainstream Brand category and Jaguar’s first time winning in the Premium Brand category.

For the first time, ALG introduced the Micro Utility category to this year’s awards. Jeep took top honors in the new category with the Jeep Renegade.

Award winners are determined through careful analysis of used vehicle performance, brand outlook and product competitiveness. Eligibility for a brand award requires a manufacturer to have vehicle entries in at least four different segments. To account for differences across trim levels, model averages are weighted based on percentage share relative to the entire model line.

Below is the full list of 2021 POVA winners:

POVA Overall Brand
Mainstream Buick
Premium Jaguar
POVA Segment Model
Compact Subaru Impreza
Compact Utility Buick Envision
Electric Kia Soul EV
Fullsize Toyota Avalon
Fullsize Commercial Ram Promaster
Fullsize Pickup Ram 1500
Fullsize Utility GMC Yukon
Micro Utility Jeep Renegade
Midsize Hyundai Sonata
Midsize Commercial Mercedes-Benz Metris
Midsize Pickup Toyota Tacoma
Midsize Utility 2-Row Seating Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Midsize Utility 3-Row Seating Toyota Highlander
Minivan Honda Odyssey
Off-Road Utility Jeep Wrangler
Premium Compact Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
Premium Compact Utility Land Rover Discovery Sport
Premium Executive Lexus LS
Premium Fullsize Volvo S90
Premium Fullsize Utility Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
Premium Midsize Infiniti Q50
Premium Midsize Utility 2-Row Seating Jaguar F-Pace
Premium Midsize Utility 3-Row Seating Infiniti QX60
Premium Sportscar Porsche 718 Cayman
Premium Subcompact Utility Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Sportscar Dodge Challenger
Subcompact Honda Fit
Subcompact Utility Honda HR-V

About ALG

Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Santa Monica, California, ALG is an industry authority on automotive residual value projections in both the United States and Canada. By analyzing nearly 2,500 vehicle trims each year to assess residual value, ALG provides auto industry and financial services clients with market industry insights, residual value forecasts, consulting and vehicle portfolio management and risk services. ALG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TrueCar, Inc., a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars. ALG has been publishing residual values for all cars, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. for over 55 years and in Canada since 1981.

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