Kelley Blue Book: These cars have the best resale value

Meet the all-new Chevy Camaro
Meet the all-new Chevy Camaro

The experts at Kelley Blue Book have named the 2016 cars that will best hold their value.

Why does resale value matter? If you buy a new car, your shiny ride starts shedding value as soon as it leaves the dealership.

That's bad news if you plan to resell it or trade it it down the road.

KBB predicts the average 2016 vehicle will retain only 35% of its original value after five years. But some models hold on to their value longer than others.

Subaru and Lexus, perennial winners, were once again designated the best brand and best luxury brand.

As for specific models, the Chevrolet Camaro, Jeep Wrangler and Subaru Forester were all in the top 10.

KBB hands out a "Best Resale Value Award" for 22 categories, from luxury SUV to subcompact. Here are some of this year's victors:

Sedans

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Best Resale Value: Compact Car -- Subaru Impreza (new car sticker price starts at $18,295).

Subcompact: Honda Fit (new car sticker price starts at $16,590)

Mid-Size Car: Subaru Legacy ($21,745)

Full-Size Car: Toyota Avalon ($32,650)

Green

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Best Reslae Value: Plug-in vehicle -- Tesla Model S ($69,900)

Hybrid/Alternative Energy: Lexus ES 300h ($40,920)

Hybrid SUV/Crossover: Lexus RX 450h ($52,235)

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Luxury

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Best Resale Value: Entry-Level Luxury Car -- Lexus RC ($39,995)

Luxury Car: Lexus GS ($45,615)

High End: Porsche Panamera ($78,100)

Performance

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Best Resale Value: Sports Car -- Chevrolet Camaro LT ($25,700)

High Performance: Chevrolet Camaro SS ($36,300)

Sporty Compact: Subaru WRX ($26,595)

SUV / Crossover

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KBB's pick for the SUV/Crossover category is the Toyota 4Runner. Its starting sticker price is $33,510.

Compact: Jeep Wrangler ($23,895)

Full-Size: Chevy Tahoe ($47,00)

Luxury SUV / Crossover

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Best Resale Value: Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover -- Porsche Macan ($52,600)

Mid-Size: Lexus GX 460 ($50,140)

Full-Size: Lexus LX 570 ($88,880)

Truck / Van

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Best Resale Value: Mid-Size Pickup -- Toyota Tacoma ($23,300)

Full-Size Pickup: Toyota Tundra ($28,640)

Minivan/Van: Toyota Sienna ($28,700)

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