Honda Civic Si
Base price: $21,090
Residual value after five years: 48 percent*
The sporty Civic has a lot going for it, especially at its affordable price. Add a high Consumer Reports quality rating, and capable performance to get what Batton calls "a strong overall performer." And while the base Civic is strong, the Si is even stronger. "We’ve noticed that the Civic Si has even better residual value than the base models," Ibara says, "so the extra performance for the money is well worth it."