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Mar 06, 2012
The residual value - what the vehicle is worth at the end of the lease period - as a percentage of the original price of the vehicle is a strong indicator of the value in any particular vehicle lease. A test of vehicles with similar MSRP and a look at the residual values of the vehicles will indicate which is going to offer the best value lease. The higher the residual - the more confident the manufacturer is obtaining maximum acceptance of the vehicle in market at the end of the lease period - the lower the monthly payment. The following is a list of vehicles with the highest residual values published by ALG. March 2, 2012 ALG’S RESIDUAL VALUE AWARDS Automotive Lease Guide (ALG), announced its fourth annual Canadian Residual Value Awards. Subaru was named 2012 Mainstream Brand winner for the third consecutive year. Subaru also won awards for Subaru Impreza(Compact Car), Subaru WRX/STI (Sporty Car) and Subaru Outback (Midsize Utility). "There's no doubt that, once considered a 'cult' brand, Subaru is proving it deserves mainstream recognition," said Geoff Helby, Regional Director, ALG Canada. ”Combined with increasing awareness, Subaru's products provide compelling value for consumers." The 2012 Luxury Brand Canadian Residual Value award went to Infiniti for a fourth year. Infiniti also won awards for Infiniti EX35 (Luxury Compact Utility) and Infiniti Q35 (Luxury Full-size Utility). "Infiniti delivers a combination of unique design and strong execution to deliver consumer value," said Helby. "The brand provides the luxury its customers expect with a certain ruggedness consumers desire. Their reputation among the luxury vehicle makers in Canada continues to drive performance." Other category winners were: Sub Compact: Mazda2; Compact: Subaru Impreza; Midsize: Toyota Camry; Fullsize: Nissan Maxima; Sporty: Subaru WRX/WRX STI; Alt-Fuel: Volkswagen Golf TDI; MPV: Honda Odyssey; Compact Utility: Honda CR-V; Midsize Utility: Subaru Outback; Fullsize Utility Mazda CX-9; Midsize Pickup: Toyota Tacoma; Fullsize Pickup: Toyota Tundra; Near Luxury: BMW 1 Series; Luxury: Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class; Luxury Sportscar: Nissan GT-R; Luxury Alt-Fuel: Audi A3 TDI; Luxury Compact Utility: Infiniti EX35; Luxury Midsize Utility: Land Rover Range Rover Sport; Luxury Fullsize Utility: Infiniti QX56.