Who doesn’t want a little flash and sizzle in an everyday driver? If you’ve set your sights on a sportier car than you’ve had before this year, it will do you well to consider what that sporty ride will be worth some three and five years down the line.
Kelley Blue Book has just announced its 2013 best resale value award winners, along with category winners. Here are the top 3 2013 sports cars with best resale value, according to the Kelley Blue Book rankings. Note that two are from sporty compact cars and one is from sports cars.
2013 Three-year expected resale is a high 68.0 percent of original value. At 60 months, the Si will still earn about 50.0 percent resale valueSi – Honda has long been known for providing durable, reliable and fun-to-drive vehicles that hold their value over time. The 2013 Honda Civic Si is no exception as this sporty version of the compact sedan and coupe is as much lauded for its zippy performance as its projected long-term resale value. The five-passenger Civic Si is only available with a six-speed manual transmission, which may deter some buyers. But fuel economy, crisp handling and great ride may well make up for extra shifting required. Prices start at the low $20,000 range, so the Civic Si is immensely affordable.
2013 MazdaSpeed 3 – Here’s how Kelley Blue Book describes the second-place sport compact car winner: “Hair-raising performance meets hatchback functionality and value pricing in the Mazdaspeed3, the wild child in Mazda’s lineup.” We couldn’t agree more, and the projected resale values admirably demonstrate the point. How good are they? Consider that the 2013 MazdaSpeed is projected to hold 64.0 percent of original value at the end of three years, while at the five-year mark, it’s still expected to be 44.0 percent.
2013 In the sports car segment, Kelley Blue Book singles out the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 as the category resale value award winner. Calling its looks somewhat “sinister,” KBB editors also say that the modern-day muscle car has the goods to back up its looks. The V-6 in this Camaro cranks out 323 horsepower, which puts it in the company of many V-8 engines. Besides being smaller than a V-8, but just as powerful, the V-6 Camaro delivers up to 30 mpg fuel economy – usually associated with four-cylinder engines. But the Camaro is more than just good looks, powerful engines and impressive fuel economy: the Camaro is a driver’s car. The base price is right around $24,000, which seems like more than a great deal of bang for the buck. As for what the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 will be worth down the road, how does 60.7 percent at three years and 45.0 percent at five years sound? To us, it sounds pretty good, indeed.V-6 –
It’s also worth noting that the 2013WRX came in third in sporty compact cars, while the 2013 and the 2013 came in second and third in sports cars with best resale value.