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Land Rover, Subaru win top overall brand honors in ALG’s 18th annual Residual Value Awards

ALG honors vehicles predicted to hold value best; Subaru wins in five segments

SANTA MONICA, Calif., (Nov. 27, 2017) – ALG, the benchmark for forecasting future vehicle values and the analytics subsidiary of TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE), announced the winners of the 2018 Residual Value Awards, ranking Land Rover and Subaru as the top Premium Brand and Mainstream Brand, respectively.

ALG's Residual Value Awards (RVA) recognize vehicles in 26 segments that are forecast to retain the highest percentage of their Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) after a three-year period. This year's recipients have shown strong value in their competitive segments, and were chosen from all 2018 model year vehicles on sale in the United States in the Premium and Mainstream segments. The awards will be presented to automakers this week at Automobility LA.

"Strong residual values are the bedrock of successful brands. A vehicle's ability to retain its value over time is an important consideration for consumers looking to purchase or lease a vehicle," said Jim Nguyen, president of ALG. "With vehicle leasing at near-record levels and headwinds for used vehicle values on the horizon, consumers can have confidence in their choice of a Residual Value Award winner for their next vehicle."

2018 will mark the fourth consecutive year that Land Rover will take home the Residual Value Award for Premium brands. Yet again, the distinguished British utility brand won an award in all four segments in which the brand competes, with the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover, Discovery and Discovery Sport winning the top spots.

Subaru also earned the top Mainstream brand award for the third consecutive year by garnering wins in five segments. Subaru's RVA winning streak continues as the brand maintains an enthusiastic and ever-growing customer base. Awards across sportscar, traditional passenger car and utility segments display the depth of the Subaru vehicle portfolio.

Below is the full list of 2018 RVA winners:

RVA Overall Brand
Premium Land Rover
Mainstream Subaru
RVA Segment Model
Mainstream Cars
Alt-Fuel Kia Niro
Subcompact Honda FIT
Compact Subaru Impreza
Midsize Honda Accord
Fullsize Dodge Charger
Sportscar Subaru WRX
Mainstream Utility
Subcompact Utility Subaru Crosstrek
Compact Utility Subaru Forester
Midsize Utility 2nd Row Seating Subaru Outback
Midsize Utility 3rd Row Seating Toyota Highlander
Fullsize Utility Toyota Sequoia
Off-Road Utility Jeep Wrangler
Trucks
Fullsize Pickup Toyota Tundra
Midsize Pickup Toyota Tacoma
Premium Cars
Premium Compact Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
Premium Midsize Audi Allroad
Premium Fullsize Genesis G80
Premium Executive Lexus LS
Premium Sportscar Porsche 718 Cayman
Premium Utility
Premium Compact Utility Land Rover Discovery Sport
Premium Midsize Utility 2nd Row Seating Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Premium Midsize Utility 3rd Row Seating Land Rover Discovery
Premium Fullsize Utility Land Rover Range Rover
Vans
Minivan Honda Odyssey
Midsize Commercial Mercedes-Benz Metris
Fullsize Commercial Mercedes-Benz Sprinter