Toyota, Mercedes take top spots in ALG Pre-Owned Awards

2012-2015 Toyota Tacoma. Photo credit: Toyota.
SANTA MONICA, Calif.  - 

Toyota and Mercedes-Benz have earned top mainstream and luxury brand honors, respectively, in the second annual ALG Pre-Owned Values Awards.

The awards, announced Monday, recognize the 2-year-old vehicles expected to retain the most value over the next three years, ALG said in a news release. In addition to the overall brand winners, the POVA’s recognize winners in 26 segments.

Mercedes, which took four individual segments, was lauded for having “leveraged decades of experience in the CPO space to become the leader in pre-owned value among luxury brands.”

Toyota was the winner in six individual segments, maintaining its perch atop the mainstream segment, which it also won in 2016. (Infiniti was the top luxury brand in last year’s inaugural awards).

“With supply of pre-owned vehicles on the rise, it is critical for automakers to communicate the value of a brand’s Pre-Owned product offering,” TrueCar executive vice president and ALG president Jim Nguyen said in a news release. “The ALG Pre-Owned Value Awards is the most efficient platform to provide peace of mind to used vehicle shoppers and complement an automaker’s CPO program.

“This award is designed to identify used vehicles that will hold the highest percentage of their value over the next three years,” he said. “Whether you are a millennial buying your first car after college graduation or looking to stretch your dollar into a luxury brand, obtaining top value for a pre-owned vehicle is a critical component of the shopping experience.”

Award winners, which are listed below, will be recognized at this week’s New York International Auto Show:

OVA Overall









POVA Segment





Toyota Prius C



Toyota Corolla

Compact Utility


Hyundai Tucson



Dodge Charger

Fullsize Commercial


Mercedes Sprinter

Fullsize Pickup


Ford F-150

Fullsize Utility


GMC Yukon



Chrysler 200

Midsize Commercial


Ford Transit Connect

Midsize Pickup


Toyota Tacoma

Midsize Utility 2nd Row Seating


Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Midsize Utility 3rd Row Seating


Kia Sorento



Nissan Quest

Off-Road Utility


Toyota 4Runner

Premium Compact


BMW 2 Series

Premium Compact Utility


Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Premium Executive


Kia K900

Premium Fullsize


BMW 5 Series

Premium Fullsize Utility


Toyota Land Cruiser

Premium Midsize


Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Premium Midsize Utility 2nd Row Seating


Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Premium Midsize Utility 3rd Row Seating


Lexus GX

Premium Performance


Nissan GT-R



Dodge Challenger



Toyota Yaris

Subcompact Utility


MINI Cooper Countryman


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