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5. Honda CR-V
Trim: LX four-door
Original MSRP: $19,760
KBB private party value: $6,075
Retained value 30.7%

This vehicle or something that looks like it is what you'll be staring at the back of 180 days a year when you have to pick the kids up from school.

For the family that grew fearful of the full-sized SUV once gas prices skyrocketed, the CR-V was a welcome compromise between the cramped sedan and a fuel-sucking Suburban Assault Vehicle. The CR-V's second generation started in 2002 and its upgraded 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with 160-horsepower carried over into the following year.

The spacious headroom and legroom remained the same as well, as did its 33.5 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats in place and 74 cubic feet when they're down. Tucked into all that space is air conditioning, power windows and locks, a one-touch up-and-down driver window, a CD player, rear-seat heater ducts and two 12-volt accessory outlets for gadgets that were yet to be invented when this vehicle hit the market.