Depreciation Rankings - Luxury Brands and Vehicles with the Best Resale Value after 3 Years

About our Rankings

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.

We have been analyzing millions of car listings and other automotive data points for years to ensure that we provide you with proven data that you can rely upon to make informed decisions. As the advocate of car buyers, we believe that transparency is what consumers need, and deserve, and we have provided you just that. The overall brand rankings are just below. Click here for the individual models.

Top 5 Luxury Brands for 3 Year Resale Value

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1. Lexus

Lexus is simply the personification of high resale value-Lexus models just don't depreciate at a rate like all the rest. Read our analysis and view the Lexus depreciation curve here.
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2. Audi

The Audi brand consistently ranks near the top for value retention in the luxury segment. Read our analysis and view the Audi depreciation curve here.
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3. Cadillac

Cadillac value retention ratings vary considerably, depending on what time period you're reviewing. Read our analysis and view the Cadillac depreciation curve here.
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4. BMW

Buying a brand new BMW is generally not a good investment, unless you factor in fun and good looks. Read our analysis and view the BMW depreciation curve here.
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5. Porsche

Porsche vehicles have historically held their values well over time, with some models even appreciating-which is unheard of these days. Read our analysis and view the Porsche depreciation curve here.

All Luxury Brand Resale Value Rankings after 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Residual Value
1 Lexus 64.93%
2 Audi 61.89%
3 Cadillac 60.19%
4 BMW 58.66%
5 Porsche 58.62%
6 Tesla 58.33%
7 Lincoln 57.31%
8 Volvo 57.18%
9 INFINITI 57.15%
10 Acura 56.36%
11 Land Rover 56.29%
12 Mercedes-Benz 56.29%
13 Jaguar 52.01%

Top 25 Luxury Models for 3 Year Resale Value

Resale Value Rankings after 3 Years for All Luxury Vehicles

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
1 Audi R8 73.00%
2 Audi A5 71.31%
3 Porsche 911 71.22%
4 Lexus RX 350 69.71%
5 BMW 2 Series 68.72%
6 Lexus RX 450h 68.05%
7 Lexus IS 350 68.04%
8 Lexus ES 350 67.19%
9 Audi A4 66.39%
10 Lexus GS 350 65.48%
11 Audi S6 65.43%
12 BMW X3 65.27%
13 Audi TT 65.03%
14 BMW X1 64.98%
15 Audi S5 64.60%
16 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 64.11%
17 Audi A3 64.08%
18 Lexus LX 570 64.04%
19 BMW X6 62.78%
20 Audi TTS 62.34%
21 Acura RDX 62.21%
22 INFINITI QX60 62.17%
23 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 61.85%
24 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 61.79%
25 BMW 3 Series 61.77%
26 Volvo XC90 61.57%
27 Cadillac Escalade 61.44%
28 Acura MDX 61.31%
29 Audi Q5 61.21%
30 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 60.58%
31 Lexus GX 460 59.76%
32 Audi S8 59.63%
33 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 59.49%
34 BMW X6 M 59.43%
35 Lincoln MKZ 59.02%
36 BMW X5 59.00%
37 Cadillac Escalade ESV 58.94%
38 INFINITI Q50 58.42%
39 Tesla Model S 58.33%
40 BMW 5 Series 58.24%
41 Porsche Macan 57.95%
42 INFINITI QX50 57.73%
43 Volvo XC60 57.70%
44 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 57.61%
45 BMW i8 57.33%
46 Lexus ES 300h 57.18%
47 Audi Q7 56.81%
48 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 55.66%
49 Lincoln Navigator 55.60%
50 BMW 4 Series 55.53%
51 Audi SQ5 55.20%
52 Audi A6 55.05%
53 Acura ILX 54.88%
54 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 54.59%
55 Jaguar F-TYPE 53.88%
56 Porsche Cayenne 53.32%
57 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 52.99%
58 Volvo S60 52.27%
59 Porsche Panamera 52.01%
60 Land Rover Range Rover 51.76%
61 Audi A7 51.50%
62 INFINITI QX80 50.30%
63 Jaguar XF 50.14%
64 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 49.95%
65 BMW 7 Series 49.72%
66 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 49.34%
67 Audi A8 48.99%
68 Acura RLX 47.02%
69 BMW i3 41.11%