Seems resale is the same in the US as Canada. Honda/Toyota have tremendous staying power in value, the majority of other brands don't.
That's part of the reason we bought a Nissan (Altima). We could get it for $4000 less than the same year and identically equipped Accord. No doubt the Accord would have had better resale, but given I drive 130 miles round trip each day for work, resale value was never an issue. I'm driving the Altima until it gives up entirely. It has no resale value at this point anyway and anything I replace it with would become a "high mileage" vehicle pretty quickly anyway, limiting resale yet again. I'm hoping the Altima lasts me another 11 years at which point I'll just give it to my daughter.
It was also a bit of an experiment as I'd only ever owned Honda's previously (Civic-CRX-Prelude-Accord, in that order). They were reliable for the most part (though they did go through brakes and exhaust faster than I'd like). The Altima was a cheaper alternative, but an investigation into seeing if it's reliability was Honda-like. To this point it has been. The only major repair was the replacement of the Catalytic converter which was pricey. They blame the gas we used, but you never know the truth. As far as other components go, to this point (8 years, 225K) it's been great. I only recently replaced the brakes, something I'd have done for the third time on a Honda). Just basic maintenance for the most part, so color me pleased.