“Shoppers who choose to buy a 2021 model from one of our Best Resale Value Brand winners can be very confident that their vehicle will retain its value well over time,” said director of residual values at Kelley Blue Book, Eric Ibara.
This is the 19th year that the organization has issued its Best Resale Value awards. On average, a 2021 model-year vehicle is expected to retain just 40 percent of its original value after a five-year ownership period, while a Kelley Blue Book Top 10 for Best Resale Value vehicle, including the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup, is projected to retain roughly 50 percent or more of its original MSRP.
To determine which vehicles are recognized with a Best Resale Value award, Kelley Blue Book uses a panel of experienced automotive analysts, who leverage the output from statistical models built using millions of transactions.
Vehicles with the highest projected future auction values in average condition and 75,000 miles at the end of a five-year lease or ownership period are then recognized with the award.
The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is among the top 10 vehicles with the highest resale value, according to Kelley Blue Book. The GMC Sierra is joined by the Ford F-Series, Ford Ranger, Jeep Gladiator, Jeep Wrangler, Ram Pickup, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Tacoma, and Toyota Tundra to round out the list of top 10 vehicles.
Additionally, Kelley Blue Book also recognized the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 HD in the Full-Size Pickup – Heavy Duty category.
The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is the third model year of the fourth-generation vehicle, and rides on the GM T1 platform. The pickup is assembled at the GM Flint Assembly plant in Michigan, as well as the GM Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana.