The Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® Awards recognize the brands and models that have the highest projected private party residual value five years after their launch, expressed as a percentage of their average True Market Value®(TMV®) during their first five months in the market (or, for vehicles introduced in November or December of 2013, through March 2014). We assume 15,000 miles driven per year. These awards are based on each carmaker's 2014 models that launched prior to the end of 2013.