The Hyundai Veloster is one of the best certified pre-owned car values for 2015

Best Certified Pre-Owned Car Values By Category For 2015

If you’re in the market for certified pre-owned vehicle that will hold its value. You can increase your chances by purchasing a Toyota, Ford or Nissan product.

Toyota, including the Lexus and Scion brands, and Ford with its Lincoln line, had the most individual winners in the Best Certified Pre-Owned Car Values list with seven vehicles a piece. Second place belongs to Nissan and its Infiniti line taking six individual categories.

Our friends over at use a company by the name of Vincentric to provide the data behind their Cost of Ownership tool. Vincentric analyzed each vehicle on the list and looked at several areas such as maintenance costs, insurance, fuel, financing, repair costs, depreciation, fees, and taxes across all fifty states and the District of Colombia. The vehicles on the list consumed 15,000 miles annually and the winners of each category where the vehicles with the lowest ownership costs in their respected categories.

Check out the winners in each vehicle category below.

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Best Certified Pre-Owned Car Values By Category For 2015

Vehicle CategoryCertified Pre-Owned Car
Best Micro CarScion iQ
Best Subcompact CoupleHyundai Veloster
Best Subcompact HatchbackToyota Prius C
Best Compact HatchbackToyota Prius
Best Compact CoupeHonda CR-Z
Best Premium Compact CoupeBMW 2 Series
Best Compact HatchbackNissan Leaf
Best Premium Compact HatchbackLexus CT 200h
Best Compact SedanHonda Civic Hybrid
Premium Compact SedanAcura ILX
Best Midsize CoupeHonda Accord Coupe
Best Premium Midsize CoupeBMW 4 Series
Best Midsize SedanNissan Altima
Best Hybrid Midsize SedanToyota Camry Hybrid
Best Premium Midsize SedanLexus ES 300h
Best Large SedanToyota Avalon
Best Premium Large SedanAudi A7
Best ConvertibleMini Cooper
Best Premium ConvertibleAudi A5
Best Sports CarFord Mustang
Best Premium Sports CarAudi TT
Best WagonVolkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Best Premium WagonVolvo XC70
SUVs | Vans | Crossovers
Best Compact CrossoverMazda CX-5
Best premium Compact CrossoverBuick Encore
Best Midsize CrossoverHyundai Santa Fe
Best Premium Midsize CrossoverInfiniti QX60
Best Large CrossoverFord Explorer
Best Premium Large CrossoverBuick Enclave
Best Compact SUVNissan Xterra
Best Midsize SUVNissan Pathfinder
Best Premium Midsize SUVLand Rover LR2
Best Large SUVFord Expedition
Best Premium Large SUVLincoln Navigator
Best MinivanNissan Quest
Pickup Trucks
Best Compact PickupToyota Tacoma
Best Full-Size 1/2 Ton PickupFord F-150
Best Full-Size 3/4 Ton Heavy Duty PickupRam 2500
Best Full -Size 1-Ton Heavy Duty PickupGMC Sierra 3500