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Cars with the Best Resale Value

Depreciation in vehicles is virtually unavoidable. Recognizing this, we wanted to provide you with the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to those vehicles that perform well in holding their value - and equally so, those that don't. Most auto research sites have to be careful in what they publish in order to not upset their dealer customers, and with such, they will just show you the good news. We, on the other hand, provide you the entire list, from best to worst, with more than 200 vehicle makes and models ranked semi-annually.

Best Brands for Resale Value After 5 Years

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1. Subaru

Subaru ranks first (#1) in retained value after 3, 5 and 7 years of ownership. Read our analysis and view the Subaru depreciation curve here.
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2. Toyota

Toyota as a brand, does very well in maintaining its value, consistently ranking at the top of popular brands. Read our analysis and view the Toyota depreciation curve here.
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3. Volkswagen

Even though they finally had to re-retire the Beetle, Volkswagen scored in the top half of vehicle manufacturers for value retention after 3, 5, and 7 years. Read our analysis and view the Volkswagen depreciation curve here.
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4. Honda

Honda continues to show strong value-retention results, with Top 5 finishes in all three measurement periods. Read our analysis and view the Honda depreciation curve here.
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5. Mazda

Mazda's resale values have improved, relative to their peers, and their rankings have climbed to the Top 5 range at all three time intervals. Read our analysis and view the Mazda depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Best Resale Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
1 Subaru 78.65%
2 Toyota 77.61%
3 Volkswagen 77.54%
4 Honda 77.17%
5 Mazda 76.98%
6 Kia 74.74%
7 Chevrolet 72.74%
8 Mitsubishi 71.61%
9 Hyundai 71.56%
10 Dodge 70.97%
11 GMC 70.38%
12 Nissan 69.95%
13 Ford 69.37%
14 Ram 68.53%
15 Jeep 68.42%
16 Chrysler 64.84%
17 Buick 63.15%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Cars with the Best Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
1 Kia Rio 84.81%
2 Mazda 3 84.09%
3 Honda Civic 84.00%
4 GMC Canyon 83.55%
5 Chevrolet Camaro 83.47%
6 Volkswagen Jetta 83.26%
7 Toyota Prius 82.90%
8 Ford F-250 Super Duty 82.81%
9 Toyota Tacoma 82.58%
10 Honda CR-V 82.35%
11 Chevrolet Colorado 82.26%
12 Chevrolet Corvette 82.00%
13 Subaru Crosstrek 82.00%
14 Subaru Impreza 81.00%
15 Ford F-350 Super Duty 80.83%
16 Mazda MX-5 Miata 80.65%
17 Toyota 4Runner 80.64%
18 Chevrolet Express 80.41%
19 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 79.45%
20 Toyota Highlander 79.41%
21 Kia Forte 79.00%
22 Kia Soul 79.00%
23 Toyota Corolla 79.00%
24 Toyota RAV4 79.00%
25 Honda Accord 78.70%
26 Ford F-450 Super Duty 78.48%
27 Subaru Forester 78.07%
28 GMC Sierra 1500 78.03%
29 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 78.00%
30 Honda HR-V 78.00%
31 Hyundai Elantra 78.00%
32 Jeep Wrangler 77.73%
33 Nissan Sentra 77.34%
34 Nissan Frontier 77.05%
35 Hyundai Accent 77.00%
36 Hyundai Tucson 76.94%
37 Toyota Sienna 76.53%
38 Nissan Versa 76.45%
39 Subaru Outback 76.41%
40 Ram 2500 76.12%
41 Ford Mustang 76.00%
42 Ford F-150 75.99%
43 Toyota Camry 75.78%
44 Subaru Legacy 75.75%
45 Hyundai Veloster 75.60%
46 Nissan GT-R 75.00%
47 Mazda CX-5 74.81%
48 Chevrolet Spark 74.68%
49 Dodge Durango 73.73%
50 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 73.29%
51 Toyota Avalon 73.13%
52 Honda Pilot 73.07%
53 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 73.03%
54 Mitsubishi Mirage 72.86%
55 Honda Odyssey 72.64%
56 Ford Transit Connect 72.63%
57 Chevrolet Malibu 72.56%
58 Toyota Sequoia 72.43%
59 Nissan Rogue 72.30%
60 Toyota Tundra 72.27%
61 Nissan Titan 72.00%
62 Volkswagen Tiguan 71.82%
63 Ram 3500 71.61%
64 Honda Ridgeline 71.42%
65 Jeep Compass 70.99%
66 Dodge Challenger 70.86%
67 Kia Sportage 70.64%
68 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 69.92%
69 Nissan Murano 69.83%
70 GMC Acadia 69.56%
71 GMC Terrain 69.50%
72 MINI Clubman 69.34%
73 Ford Escape 69.24%
74 Mitsubishi Outlander 68.93%
75 Nissan Titan XD 68.81%
76 Chevrolet Equinox 68.53%
77 Ram 1500 68.53%
78 Mazda CX-9 68.36%
79 Dodge Charger 68.32%
80 Chevrolet Tahoe 66.58%
81 GMC Sierra 2500HD 66.35%
82 Nissan Maxima 66.30%
83 Chevrolet Trax 66.29%
84 GMC Sierra 3500HD 66.16%
85 Ford Edge 65.78%
86 Buick Encore 65.35%
87 Hyundai Sonata 65.13%
88 Nissan Altima 64.99%
89 Chrysler 300 64.84%
90 GMC Yukon 64.77%
91 Chevrolet Suburban 64.73%
92 Nissan Armada 63.82%
93 Ford Expedition 63.14%
94 Jeep Cherokee 62.92%
95 Ford Explorer 62.83%
96 Jeep Grand Cherokee 62.05%
97 Chevrolet Traverse 61.09%
98 Buick Enclave 60.95%
99 Kia Sorento 60.26%
100 GMC Yukon XL 56.85%
101 Hyundai Santa Fe 56.70%
102 Nissan LEAF 55.55%