Why is Honda’s High Residual Value So Attractive?

Whether buying or leasing, there’s no shortage of factors to consider when you’re seeking a new car, and yet people often fail to take one of the most important into account: residual value.

New Vehicles Finance

 

The Importance of Residual Value When Buying

You’ll hear a lot of Danvers drivers talking about how buying, as opposed to leasing, is an investment; after all, you’re putting in money to make the car yours. So, it should come as no surprise that residual value is important.

All new cars depreciate in value, so the car you’re investing in is going to be worth less as the years go by. However, a car with high residual value isn’t going to depreciate as dramatically. That helps when the time comes for you to sell your vehicle and move on to a new one.

Car Salesman Speaking with Couple_101736128-1

 

 

Does Residual Value Matter When Leasing?

Residual value is just as important when leasing a vehicle, if not slightly more. Residual value is a crucial factor in determining your monthly payments. When you lease, you’re essentially paying for the value the car loses while it’s in your possession. If the car loses a smaller portion of value – in other words, if it boasts high residual value – the monthly payments will be lower.

Let’s take a hypothetical look:

  • You lease a $25,000 Honda Civic. It’s worth $20,000 at the end of the lease, so you’ve used $5,000 worth of value, or 20%.
  • You lease a $25,000 rival model. It’s worth $15,000 at the end of the lease, so you’ve used $10,000 worth of value, or 40%.

The dealership would clearly need to charge higher monthly payments for the rival model.

Couple Shaking Hands with a Salesman

 

 

Why Choose a Honda?

Okay, so residual value is important, but what does that have to do with Honda? Well, Honda vehicles have consistently retained a higher residual value than other brands. Several models have earned a Best Retained Value Award, and the following have all claimed the top-spot in their respective classes for resale value in 2018:

2018 Honda HR-V side view

 

Residual Value is One of the Most Important Things to Research When Buying or Leasing

Honda’s exceptional reputation for retaining residual value is an often overlooked benefit. Contact Honda North today to explore financing further.

 

More from Honda North

  • How to Repair Car Dents and Scratches

    In the event you find a new scratch or dent on your vehicle, we at Honda North can help you figure out how to fix it yourself or fix it for you when you bring your vehicle into our service center for maintenance. Learn more about the different type of damage as well as the many…

  • How to Remove a Car Battery

    Your car’s battery is important in a variety of ways. It keeps the car running, helps power all the electrical components, and benefits the overall health of your car. When it comes time to remove or replace your battery, be sure to follow a few simple tips from the Honda North service center to avoid hurting…

  • 2018 Honda Civic Reviews

    Thanks to an upgraded interior and safety features such as Honda Sensing, Newburyport drivers can choose the Honda Civic with the knowledge that it’s a great choice for their Ipswich commute. However, it’s always nice to hear it from the experts! Read through expert Honda Civic reviews, and learn more about what makes it a…

 

Saved
Saved Vehicles ×

SAVED VEHICLES

You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:

Save

Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact
Contact Us ×

(978) 539-5059

Call Now

382 Newbury St • Danvers, MA 01923

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-9pm

Honda North

382 Newbury St Danvers, MA

Phone: (978) 539-5059

http://maps.google.com/?q=Honda+North,382+Newbury+St,Danvers,MA

Sales

Phone: (978) 539-5059

382 Newbury St Danvers, MA

Service

Phone: 978-539-5002

382 Newbury St Danvers, MA
42.5976899 -70.9636209
[schema type="organization" orgtype="LocalBusiness" url="www.hondanorth.com" name="Honda North" description="" street="382 Newbury St" city="Danvers" state="MA" postalcode="01923" country="United States" email="hneleads@iclautos.com" phone="(978) 539-5059" logo="https://www.hondanorth.com/wp-content/themes/DealerInspireDealerTheme/images/logo.png"]
Honda North
Honda North
382 Newbury St
Danvers, MA, 01923 United States
(978) 539-5059
https://www.hondanorth.com/wp-content/themes/DealerInspireDealerTheme/images/logo.png
Honda North 42.5976899, -70.9636209.