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. Tesla

Hybrid and electric cars typically don't hold their value, as electric car technology changes more quickly than iPhones apps. Read our analysis and view the Tesla 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. Acura

Brand new Acuras rank in the middle of the pack in the luxury segment, and have done better recently. Read our analysis and view the Acura depreciation curve here.
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4. 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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5. Porsche

With Porsche, resale values will depend almost entirely on the model you own. Read our analysis and view the Porsche depreciation curve here.

Luxury Brands with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Resale Value
1 Tesla 76.47%
2 Audi 73.72%
3 Acura 73.09%
4 Lexus 72.78%
5 Porsche 72.57%
6 Lincoln 72.48%
7 Volvo 72.17%
8 Mercedes-Benz 70.83%
9 Cadillac 69.22%
10 BMW 68.42%
11 Land Rover 67.31%
12 INFINITI 62.78%
13 Jaguar 60.05%

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 86.70%
2 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 85.92%
3 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 82.44%
4 Lexus ES 350 79.00%
5 Audi S4 78.49%
6 Tesla Model S 78.03%
7 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 77.84%
8 Lexus RX 350 77.61%
9 Audi A8 77.02%
10 Audi Q5 76.50%
11 Audi A4 76.09%
12 Lexus LX 570 75.80%
13 Porsche Cayenne 75.62%
14 Audi S5 75.30%
15 Tesla Model X 74.91%
16 Audi Q3 74.90%
17 BMW 2 Series 74.82%
18 BMW X3 74.62%
19 Lexus GS 350 74.49%
20 Volvo XC60 73.88%
21 Acura RDX 73.77%
22 Audi A5 73.57%
23 Audi A7 73.49%
24 Acura ILX 73.39%
25 Audi TT 73.15%
26 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 73.01%
27 BMW X6 M 72.98%
28 Porsche 911 72.92%
29 BMW X5 72.87%
30 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 72.80%
31 Lincoln Navigator 72.48%
32 Audi SQ5 72.42%
33 Audi TTS 72.18%
34 Acura MDX 72.11%
35 Lexus IS 350 71.94%
36 Porsche Panamera 71.77%
37 Audi R8 71.63%
38 Volvo XC90 71.57%
39 Audi A6 71.23%
40 BMW M5 71.19%
41 Volvo S60 71.06%
42 BMW X6 70.50%
43 Audi Q7 70.15%
44 Porsche Macan 69.96%
45 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 69.91%
46 Cadillac Escalade 69.74%
47 Audi A3 69.65%
48 Lexus ES 300h 69.50%
49 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 68.92%
50 BMW X1 68.91%
51 Cadillac Escalade ESV 68.71%
52 BMW 3 Series 68.61%
53 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 68.58%
54 Lexus GX 460 67.85%
55 Mercedes-Benz Metris 67.50%
56 BMW 5 Series 67.07%
57 INFINITI QX50 66.78%
58 Lexus RX 450h 66.07%
59 BMW Z4 65.67%
60 BMW 4 Series 65.55%
61 INFINITI Q50 65.37%
62 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 65.23%
63 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 63.59%
64 Land Rover Range Rover 63.43%
65 INFINITI QX60 62.99%
66 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 62.54%
67 Jaguar XF 61.98%
68 BMW 7 Series 60.20%
69 Jaguar F-TYPE 58.12%
70 BMW i3 56.50%
71 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 56.07%
72 INFINITI QX80 55.97%