Many married men (or women) out there are pleading with their wives (or husbands) on a daily basis to let them splurge (just a bit) and purchase a shiny new Chevrolet Camaro. “It has 4 seats and gets 30 miles to the gallon!”, they’ll say, desperately trying to bring to light any practical attribute of the sports car. Now, men (and women) in that most precarious of positions have one more positive instrument in their persuasion toolbox, as the V6-powered 2014 Chevrolet Camaro won the Sports Car category of KBB’s 2014 Best Resale Value Awards. Notably, this is the Mustang eater’s second year in a row of earning the prize.
The Camaro will retain 64.3 percent of its original value after three years and 50.3 percent after five, citing the car’s good looks, multi-link rear suspension, powerful V6 LFX engine, and competitive $24,500 base price as the reasoning for the high residual value.
Other General Motors vehicles on the list also came in the way of sports cars, with the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray winning the High Performance Car category, narrowly beating out the Camaro SS, which received a respectable second in the class.