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 Category Certified Pre-Owned Car
Best Micro Car Scion iQ
Best Subcompact Couple Hyundai Veloster
Best Subcompact Hatchback Toyota Prius C
Best Compact Hatchback Toyota Prius
Best Compact Coupe Honda CR-Z
Best Premium Compact Coupe BMW 2 Series
Best Compact Hatchback Nissan Leaf
Best Premium Compact Hatchback Lexus CT 200h
Best Compact Sedan Honda Civic Hybrid
Premium Compact Sedan Acura ILX
Best Midsize Coupe Honda Accord Coupe
Best Premium Midsize Coupe BMW 4 Series
Best Midsize Sedan Nissan Altima
Best Hybrid Midsize Sedan Toyota Camry Hybrid
Best Premium Midsize Sedan Lexus ES 300h
Best Large Sedan Toyota Avalon
Best Premium Large Sedan Audi A7
Best Convertible Mini Cooper
Best Premium Convertible Audi A5
Best Sports Car Ford Mustang
Best Premium Sports Car Audi TT
Best Wagon Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Best Premium Wagon Volvo XC70
SUVs | Vans | Crossovers
Best Compact Crossover Mazda CX-5
Best premium Compact Crossover Buick Encore
Best Midsize Crossover Hyundai Santa Fe
Best Premium Midsize Crossover Infiniti QX60
Best Large Crossover Ford Explorer
Best Premium Large Crossover Buick Enclave
Best Compact SUV Nissan Xterra
Best Midsize SUV Nissan Pathfinder
Best Premium Midsize SUV Land Rover LR2
Best Large SUV Ford Expedition
Best Premium Large SUV Lincoln Navigator
Best Minivan Nissan Quest
Pickup Trucks
Best Compact Pickup Toyota Tacoma
Best Full-Size 1/2 Ton Pickup Ford F-150
Best Full-Size 3/4 Ton Heavy Duty Pickup Ram 2500
Best Full -Size 1-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup GMC Sierra 3500