Audi Q7 quattro, A5 Earn Best Resale Value Awards


The Audi Q7 quattro and the Audi A5 coupe won Kelley Blue Book’s prestigious 2009 Best Resale Value Awards for the luxury SUV and the luxury car categories respectively. The Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards recognize models that are expected to keep the greatest proportion of their original retail price five years after purchase. The projections are based on the KBB Residual Value Guide, which is backed by the research of expert automotive market analysts.  Editors of Kelley Blue Book’s have found that depreciation can be the largest expense any motorist faces in the first five years of driving a vehicle. The editors note that high resale value generally indicates a vehicle is solidly built, generates strong consumer enthusiasm, and comes equipped with features likely to be highly sought by consumers five years later. The 2009 Best Resale Value Award marks a string of recent honors bestowed on the Audi Q7, including ranking as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, topping the SmartGreen Index for luxury SUVs as rated by the consumer research firm Strategic Vision and leading all luxury SUVs in Strategic Vision’s Total Value Index. The Audi A5 recently won Automobile Magazine’s 2009 Design of the Year award. The Audi A5 also earned the Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year award over all other luxury cars. Sales for the A5 have been strong, setting records in each of the past three months. For more information on Kelley Blue Book’s 2009 Best Resale Value Awards, go to