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5 SUVs and Trucks That Hold Their Value Best

Best midsized SUV: Toyota FJ Cruiser
Estimated value after five years:
70% of what you paid

The $27,130 Toyota FJ Cruiser not only wins for best projected five-year depreciation among midsized SUVs, but takes first place among all 2014s regardless of market class.

Ibara says the FJ Cruiser earns the top spot thanks to quirky looks and the fact that the model's small supply barely meets demand. "The FJ Cruiser is a very unique vehicle, and Toyota makes it in very limited quantities," he says.

In fact, Toyota plans to discontinue the FJ Cruiser after the 2014 model year -- a move Ibara says should help the model retain its value all the more.

Like the Jeep Wrangler, the FJ Cruiser boasts lots of features that make off-road or bad-weather driving a snap.

For instance, the vehicle comes standard with a limited-slip rear differential, heavy-duty flooring and a solid 260-horsepower V-6 engine. Optional upgrades include all-wheel drive, a locking rear differential, all-terrain tires and heavy-duty shock absorbers.

Best large SUV: Toyota Sequoia
Estimated value after five years:
48.3% of what you paid

Toyota's biggest 2014 enjoys the highest predicted resale value of any large SUV, with KBB estimating the $43,595 vehicle will hold onto nearly 50% of its value over five years.

Ibara believes the Sequoia does so well because of Toyota's strong reputation among U.S. consumers. "I think the Sequoia benefits a lot from the fact that it's branded a Toyota," he says.

Built on the same platform as the Toyota Tundra pickup truck, the Sequoia boasts three rows of seating that can accommodate up to eight people or fold flat for 120 cubic inches of cargo space.

The Sequoia also comes standard with an independent rear suspension, a 381-horsepower V-6 engine, automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is available as an option.

Best midsized pickup truck: Toyota Tacoma
Estimated value after five years:
61.9% of what you paid

It's not really hard to have the best retained value of any 2014 midsized pickup truck, because there are only two such models in the U.S. marketplace: the Toyota Tacoma and the Frontier from Nissan.

What's tougher is the other thing the Tacoma does: come in second place among 2014s overall regardless of market segment.

Ibara says the Tacoma ranks so high precisely because there are so few midsized pickups to choose from in the used-vehicle arena. "So many of competitors have left the segment that there's only the Tacoma and the Frontier left," he says.

Base Tacomas cost $17,875 and come with two doors, manual transmission, rear-wheel drive, a 159-horsepower four-cylinder engine and a single bench seat with room for three people. Higher trim levels feature 236-horsepower V-6 engines, all-wheel drive, automatic transmission, four doors, two rows of seats and other upgrades.

Best large pickup: Toyota Tundra
Estimated value after five years:
52.3% of what you paid

This full-sized pickup truck not only takes first place in its class for expected five-year depreciation, but also comes in sixth place among 2014s overall.

Toyota designs and builds the $25,920 Tundra in America in a bid to challenge the Big Three Detroit automakers' dominance of the U.S. pickup-truck market.

The Tundra got a major refresh for 2014, with the base version featuring a 270-horsepower V-6 engine, automatic transmission, rear-wheel-drive, two doors and a three-person bench seat. Costlier models offer four doors, two rows of seating, all-wheel drive and your choice of a 310- or 381-horsepower V-8 engine.

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