2020 Cars With Great Residual Values

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These 2020 Vehicles Will Save You Money When You Lease

When it comes to leasing, some cars are much better deals than others. The cost of leasing a new vehicle is the difference between its capitalized cost (its price) and its expected value at the end of the lease, called its residual value, plus interest and fees. 

Finding a car with a high residual value gives you a head start on getting an affordable lease deal. 

The best ways to save money on a lease are to lower its capitalized cost by negotiating a low price, getting a lease with a low interest rate (called the money factor in leasing), or finding a vehicle with a high residual value. While you can haggle over the first two, a vehicle's residual value is usually fixed, and can't be negotiated. 

Residual values are set by companies such as ALG, and most leasing companies follow their guidance. Each year, the company awards brands and models with projected three-year residual values that are the highest percentage of their original MSRPs, compared to their peers. 

"Strong residual values are the foundation of successful automotive brands," said Eric Lyman, chief industry analyst at ALG, a subsidiary of TrueCar. "The residual value is important for consumers to take into consideration before making their next vehicle purchase because we know that depreciation is the single biggest cost of vehicle ownership."

ALG’s parent company, TrueCar, is a U.S. News & World Report partner for our Best Price Program. 

On the following pages, we'll explore the brands and models receiving this year's ALG Residual Value Awards. Keep in mind that ALG's segments don't necessarily match the vehicle classes U.S. News uses in its rankings and reviews. Also, note that our scores can change over time as new information becomes available, so the U.S. News scores you see in this article may not match those on each individual review page.

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