The BMW Mini Countryman has been named the winner of the ALG 2011 Residual Value Award as best Sporty Car. The ALG predict the BMW Mini Countryman will retain the highest value percentage of its manufacturers suggested retail price of any car in its class after three years.
Other cars with a predicted residual value include the new seven-seat Mazda5 1.6 diesel. Residual value experts at CAP have described the Mazda5 as a 'best kept secret' in comparison with rivals in the burgeoning market sector, which include the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, Ford Grand C-MAX, Peugeot 5008, Renault Grand Scenic and Vauxhall Zafira.
The Seat Alhambra has better residual values than the Ford Galaxy, Peugeot 5008 and Renault Espace, according to the latest CAP data. The Seat Alhambra is What Car? magazine’s MPV of the Year 2011 and it retains 33 per cent of its value (£7,925) after three years of ownership in its 2.0-litre TDI Ecomotive S specification. The Audi TT has the most solid three-year resale value of any car in 2010 at 71% for a 2.0 TDi 170 Quattro.