Acura RDX Wins: ALG Residual Value

March 23rd, 2016 by

2016 Acura RDXDid you know that the biggest expense associated with owning a car is depreciation? That’s why it’s a big deal that Acura vehicles, like the 2016 Acura RDX, offer such exceptional residual value as measured by ALG and Kelley Blue Book. The Acura RDX wins out when it comes to resale value when compared to competitors such as the BMW X3, the Lexus RX, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the Audi Q3. Find out more about residual value, and how the Acura wins over the rest of the luxury crossover competition here.

ALG Residual Value

The ALG residual value ratings are estimated using comprehensive data to measure what your vehicle will be worth at both 36 months and 60 months. ALG estimates are a good predictor of resale value—and that means they’re a good way to understand how fast your vehicle depreciates. Since depreciation is the biggest expense of owning any vehicle—not gas, maintenance, or anything else—a higher resale value, when you do decide to upgrade, makes your vehicle more affordable to own overall. High resale value is also a good indicator of reliability, fuel cost, and more, since all of those things are factored in to the calculations when ALG estimates residual value.

When you compare the Acura RDX to the competition, there’s not another vehicle that really matches the ALG residual value estimate. The Acura RDX base is estimated to retain 55% of its sale value at 36 months and 40% of its original price at 60 months. Other vehicles don’t fare so well:

  • The BMW X3 is rated at 52% of its purchase price at 36 months and 38% at 60 months.
  • The Audi Q3 is rated by ALG at 48% of its original value at 36 months and 33% at 60 months.
  • The Lexus RX 350 is rated at 48% of its purchase price at 36 months and 35% at 60 months.
  • The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is rated at 51% at 36 months and 36% at 60 months.

You can see that not one of those vehicles will maintain more of its original value than the Acura RDX.

Another notable predictor of total cost of ownership is fuel cost—and the Acura RDX with front-wheel drive has all of those competitors beat with an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway.* The other vehicles fall short:

  • The BMW X3 xDrive28i earns an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway.
  • The Mercedes-Benz GLC300 earns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/22 mpg highway.
  • The Lexus RX 350 earns an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway.

When it comes to both resale value and fuel economy, the Acura RDX will cost less to own than its competition.

Visit Chicagoland Acura Dealers to Drive the RLX

Find out more about the latest Acura RDX, and how it wins out against competitors in the small luxury crossover segment, at your local Chicagoland Acura Dealer.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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