Cars with the Worst 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.

Worst Brands for Resale Value After 5 Years

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18. Chrysler

Chryslers struggle in the area of resale value, ranking near the bottom of the list for the 3-, 5- and 7-year time periods. Read our analysis and view the Chrysler depreciation curve here.
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16. Buick

Buy a new Buick, only if you want to say, "our family has always owned Buicks". Read our analysis and view the Buick depreciation curve here.
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15. Kia

Kia, wouldn't want to be ya'-at least when it comes to resale value. Read our analysis and view the Kia depreciation curve here.
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14. Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi lands in the bottom quartile when it comes to value retention across just about any time span, but is ranked last at year 3. Read our analysis and view the Mitsubishi depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Worst Resale Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
18 Chrysler 48.22%
17 FIAT 48.29%
16 Buick 49.28%
15 Kia 51.99%
14 Mitsubishi 52.19%
13 Ford 52.41%
12 Hyundai 52.79%
11 Nissan 53.40%
10 Ram 55.36%
9 Dodge 55.59%
8 Jeep 56.29%
7 Volkswagen 57.47%
6 Chevrolet 58.45%
5 Mazda 58.68%
4 GMC 59.64%
3 Subaru 62.16%
2 Toyota 62.22%
1 Honda 62.25%

Worst Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Cars with the Worst Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
118 Ford Fusion Energi 39.43%
117 Nissan LEAF 42.97%
116 Kia Cadenza 43.32%
115 GMC Sierra 3500HD 43.69%
114 Kia Sedona 43.98%
113 Hyundai Santa Fe 45.04%
112 Nissan NV200 45.35%
111 Dodge Grand Caravan 46.08%
110 Ford Fusion Hybrid 46.35%
109 Dodge Journey 46.79%
108 Chevrolet Sonic 46.98%
107 Kia Sorento 47.16%
106 Nissan Pathfinder 47.30%
105 Ford Transit Connect 47.35%
104 Nissan Altima 48.05%
103 Chrysler 300 48.22%
102 FIAT 500L 48.29%
101 Hyundai Sonata 48.50%
100 Buick Enclave 48.66%
99 Jeep Cherokee 48.70%
98 Chevrolet Traverse 49.60%
97 Buick Encore 49.91%
96 Chevrolet Express 50.20%
95 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 50.31%
94 Mitsubishi Outlander 50.32%
93 Ford Escape 50.36%
92 Ford Explorer 50.54%
91 Ford Expedition 50.58%
90 Jeep Grand Cherokee 50.65%
89 Ford Fusion 50.89%
88 Kia Sportage 50.98%
87 GMC Acadia 51.16%
86 Hyundai Elantra GT 51.85%
85 Nissan Sentra 51.95%
84 Nissan Maxima 52.36%
83 Hyundai Accent 52.63%
82 Nissan Rogue 52.67%
81 Chevrolet Spark 53.39%
80 Ram 3500 53.87%
79 Jeep Compass 54.07%
78 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 54.07%
77 Chevrolet Equinox 54.34%
76 GMC Sierra 2500HD 54.47%
75 GMC Yukon XL 54.48%
74 Ford Edge 54.59%
73 Hyundai Elantra 55.01%
72 Toyota Camry 55.19%
71 Kia Optima 55.21%
70 GMC Terrain 55.29%
69 Ram 1500 55.36%
68 Toyota Avalon 55.65%
67 Nissan Murano 55.90%
66 Volkswagen Passat 56.08%
65 Chevrolet Impala 56.08%
64 Kia Rio 56.12%
63 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 56.31%
62 Mazda 6 56.33%
61 Toyota Camry Hybrid 56.40%
60 Chevrolet Malibu 56.47%
59 Nissan Versa 56.47%
58 Dodge Charger 56.61%
57 Volkswagen Golf 56.70%
56 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 57.00%
55 Kia Forte 57.17%
54 Hyundai Veloster 57.41%
53 Chevrolet Suburban 57.45%
52 Toyota Sequoia 57.47%
51 Mazda CX-5 57.53%
50 Toyota Sienna 57.53%
49 Ram 2500 57.71%
48 Volkswagen Tiguan 57.95%
47 Ford F-350 Super Duty 57.97%
46 Toyota Yaris 58.18%
45 Subaru Legacy 58.48%
44 GMC Yukon 58.51%
43 Ford F-250 Super Duty 58.63%
42 Hyundai Tucson 59.12%
41 Volkswagen Jetta 59.13%
40 Honda Odyssey 59.17%
39 Mazda MX-5 Miata 59.46%
38 Nissan 370Z 59.59%
37 Honda Accord 59.60%
36 Mazda 3 59.82%
35 Ford F-450 Super Duty 60.16%
34 Subaru Forester 60.19%
33 Mazda CX-9 60.27%
32 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 60.29%
31 Subaru Outback 60.64%
30 Honda Pilot 61.21%
29 Nissan Frontier 61.25%
28 Chevrolet Colorado 61.37%
27 Dodge Durango 61.48%
26 Toyota Prius 61.62%
25 Kia Soul 62.00%
24 Chevrolet Tahoe 62.48%
23 Honda CR-V 63.19%
22 Subaru Impreza 63.25%
21 Nissan GT-R 63.31%
20 Toyota Tundra 63.54%
19 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 64.35%
18 Toyota Land Cruiser 64.64%
17 Honda Fit 64.82%
16 Chevrolet Camaro 64.86%
15 Honda Civic 65.50%
14 Ford Mustang 66.10%
13 Toyota Corolla 66.19%
12 GMC Canyon 66.32%
11 Subaru BRZ 66.68%
10 Dodge Challenger 67.00%
9 Toyota Highlander 67.15%
8 Toyota RAV4 67.62%
7 Ford F-150 67.88%
6 Chevrolet Corvette 68.79%
5 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 69.64%
4 Jeep Wrangler 71.72%
3 GMC Sierra 1500 72.11%
2 Toyota 4Runner 72.43%
1 Toyota Tacoma 77.24%