Hybrids Don't Make Top Ten in Resale Value

Three of the German carmaker's models snag spots on the list dominated by imports.

Published: 14-Nov-2007

Fuel-sipping hybrids get a lot of hype these days, but when it comes to resale value, one study says they take a back seat to more prosaic vehicles such as the Volkswagen Rabbit and Toyota Corolla.

Not a single hybrid is among the top 10 models selected by Kelley Blue Book in its latest survey of projected resale values for cars, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, which is due to be released today.

German automaker Volkswagen, which doesn't sell a hybrid model in the U.S., came out tops in the annual ranking by the Irvine-based auto data firm. VW, with three vehicles in the top 10 resale rankings, displaces Honda, which comes in second this year.

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