Detroit – The 2011 GMC Acadia offers the best resale value among full-size utility vehicles, according to a report released today by Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, a leading provider of new and used vehicle information.
Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide, determined by an expert staff of automotive analysts. These awards honor vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original list price after five years of ownership.
“Since its launch in 2007, the Acadia has become one of the most desirable vehicles in its segment, thanks in part to its high quality and durability – two attributes our customers greatly value,” said Lisa Hutchinson, director of product marketing for GMC. “Earning the Best Resale Value Award clearly demonstrates the engineering excellence that enables Acadia to rise above the competition.”
Resale value and vehicle quality have become increasingly important reasons for new-vehicle buyers to remain loyal to an automotive brand, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Customer Retention StudyTM. Last year’s study – the most recent on record – found that the importance of resale value as a reason for owner loyalty increased by 12 percentage points year over year.
The Acadia continues to be recognized with numerous awards, including:
For the first time, GMC is offering consumers the exclusive Denali trim line on the Acadia. The iconic Denali chrome honeycomb grille and monochromatic exterior distinguishes it on the outside, along with chrome door handles, chrome accents and 20-inch two-tone chrome-clad wheels. The Acadia Denali began arriving at U.S. dealerships in late September.
For more information about the 2011 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, visit http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2011-best-resale-value-awards.
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