Luxury Cars with the Best Resale After 3 Years

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 Luxury Brands for Resale Value After 3 Years

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1. Lincoln

Despite all of Matthew McConaughey's efforts, Lincoln's resale values just don't hold up that well over time. Read our analysis and view the Lincoln depreciation curve here.
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2. Lexus

Lexus is simply the personification of high resale value, and their vehicles just don't depreciate like the rest of their peers. Read our analysis and view the Lexus depreciation curve here.
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3. 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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4. Volvo

One buys a new Volvo for it safety and sureness on the road; you don't buy a new one because you feel it will be the best deal. Read our analysis and view the Volvo depreciation curve here.
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5. 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.

Luxury Brands with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Resale Value
1 Lincoln 68.49%
2 Lexus 66.33%
3 Audi 65.20%
4 Volvo 64.80%
5 Cadillac 63.67%
6 Porsche 63.34%
7 Acura 63.31%
8 Tesla 63.13%
9 BMW 62.70%
10 Land Rover 62.58%
11 Mercedes-Benz 62.12%
12 INFINITI 58.50%
13 Jaguar 57.90%

Best Luxury Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Luxury Cars with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
1 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 76.62%
2 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 74.53%
3 BMW X3 73.00%
4 Lexus RX 350 72.10%
5 Volvo XC60 71.89%
6 BMW 2 Series 71.70%
7 Audi Q3 71.66%
8 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 70.95%
9 Audi A5 70.91%
10 Lexus LX 570 70.31%
11 Lexus GS 350 69.78%
12 Audi Q5 69.68%
13 Audi S4 69.52%
14 Audi TT 68.70%
15 Lincoln Navigator 68.49%
16 Audi S8 67.87%
17 Audi TTS 67.83%
18 Lexus ES 350 67.77%
19 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 67.20%
20 Audi R8 67.19%
21 BMW M5 67.16%
22 Audi S5 66.59%
23 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 66.11%
24 Acura RDX 65.82%
25 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 65.78%
26 Porsche 911 65.69%
27 Porsche Macan 65.67%
28 Tesla Model X 65.37%
29 Audi S6 65.23%
30 Cadillac Escalade 65.18%
31 BMW X6 65.17%
32 BMW X6 M 64.91%
33 Volvo XC90 64.38%
34 BMW X1 64.03%
35 Acura MDX 63.92%
36 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 63.73%
37 Audi A4 63.52%
38 Audi A3 63.40%
39 Audi Q7 63.14%
40 BMW X5 63.08%
41 Lexus RX 450h 63.07%
42 Lexus GX 460 62.72%
43 Cadillac Escalade ESV 62.17%
44 BMW 3 Series 62.08%
45 Audi SQ5 62.08%
46 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 61.77%
47 BMW 5 Series 61.75%
48 Audi A6 61.65%
49 Porsche Panamera 61.50%
50 INFINITI QX60 61.33%
51 Mercedes-Benz Metris 61.06%
52 BMW 4 Series 60.92%
53 Tesla Model S 60.88%
54 Jaguar XF 60.85%
55 INFINITI Q50 60.66%
56 Porsche Cayenne 60.48%
57 Acura ILX 60.18%
58 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 59.81%
59 Lexus ES 300h 58.57%
60 Volvo S60 58.13%
61 Land Rover Range Rover 57.20%
62 BMW 7 Series 56.92%
63 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 56.66%
64 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 56.00%
65 Audi A7 55.77%
66 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 55.23%
67 Jaguar F-TYPE 54.95%
68 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 53.99%
69 Audi A8 53.64%
70 INFINITI QX80 53.51%
71 BMW i3 41.70%