StaffAllpar HomeMore NewsCarsTrucksUpcomingRepairsTest drives

Chrysler residuals change

by David Zatz on

The projected residual values of 2010 cars and trucks has changed for many brands, according to a story in Automotive News which quoted statistics from the Automotive Lease Guide. Dodge cars’ residuals (the value of the car after three years) rose sharply, an 8.2 point increase since 2005, but were still lower than most competitors, including Kia and Chevrolet. The residuals for Jeep and Chrysler actually fell since 2005, by 3.3 points at Jeep and by 2.1 points at Acura. Many analysts expect Chrysler’s residuals to rise, however, due to a number of factors, including the phasing out of large rebates, and the rise in brand value from improved advertising and marketing, higher sales, and the launch of more critically valued vehicles. As residuals increase, leases can be made more attractive.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


Jeep to try again Down Under

Back to the Chrysler 100

Kidde fire-extinguisher recall and Ram RVs

More Mopar Car
and Truck News

Some popular Allpar pages





Dodge Demon

2018 Wrangler JL



Staff details/contactsTerms of ServiceInformation is presented to the best of our knowledge. Plans change and sometimes mistakes are made. Decisions or purchases made based on this site's verbiage or images are done at the reader's own risk. Also see the Allpar News archives, 1997-2008 • Copyright © 2008-2017, Allpar LLC. All rights reserved. • Mopar, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, HEMI, and certain other names are trademarks of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.