Acura leads its class as the Best Retained Value® Award winner for the 2013 survey results presented by santa-barbara-auto-group-acura

Santa Barbara Auto Group is proud to announce that Acura has led all other luxury brands in this year’s Best Retained Value® Awards presented by  Acura was reported to have the highest projected residual value after five years of ownership, falling in at 45.1 percent.

The results are based on a study done using the True Market Value® tool on  The tool projects a vehicle’s average resale value after five years of ownership at the time of the new vehicle purchase and is meant to help educate consumers about their new-car purchases.

“We are proud that Acura has been recognized for its incredible value and outstanding luxury performance,” shares Acura Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Scott Westbrook.  “Each unique model from Acura delivers the exceptional quality, performance, and value our customers deserve at a price no other luxury brand can match.”

The results reflect a time of significant growth for Acura.  In 2012, Acura was reported to be the fastest growing luxury brand in America, with sales up 26% over the previous year.  This spring, the brand saw sales up almost 10%.

Acura has released a host of updated models this year.  California drivers can view the latest updates at Acura Santa Barbara including the ILX luxury sedan, the RDX five-passenger SUV, and the all-new RLX flagship sedan.

Acura Santa Barbara also encourages drivers to stop by soon to test drive the completely-redesigned 2014 MDX flagship SUV or the soon to be released RLX with the very first Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system which provides improved fuel-efficiency and driving performance.

At Acura Santa Barbara, we are very excited about the leading-edge technologies that are being released with each new and updated model.  Some of our favorites include Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™, Acura Jewel-Eye™ LED headlights, AcuraLink connected car technology, Precision All-Wheel Steer™, and advanced driver-assistive systems such as Active Cruise Control and Acura Lane Keep Assist.  Each innovative system is part of Acura’s commitment to provide advanced technologies to improve overall safety and the driving experience.

For more information on your favorite new or pre-owned Acura models, California drivers should call, email, or stop by Santa Barbara Acura.  We are conveniently located in Santa Barbara, CA and serve the greater Southern California area. Our premium collection of new and pre-owned Acura vehicles makes it easy to find your next luxury car.  Search in person or online at

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. The dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians at Acura Santa Barbara are available to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the IIHS’ top safety pick RDX, the best-selling MDX or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 563-4266