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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.

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Best Luxury Brands for Resale Value After 3 Years

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1. 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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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. 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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4. Porsche

With Porsche, resale values will depend almost entirely on the model you own. Read our analysis and view the Porsche depreciation curve here.
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5. 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.

Luxury Brands with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Resale Value
1 Acura 89.99%
2 Audi 88.24%
3 Tesla 88.10%
4 Porsche 86.78%
5 Lexus 86.01%
6 BMW 84.02%
7 Lincoln 83.93%
8 Volvo 83.18%
9 Cadillac 81.47%
10 Land Rover 79.26%
11 Mercedes-Benz 77.98%
12 INFINITI 77.43%
13 Jaguar 72.19%

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 Audi R8 103.51%
2 Porsche 911 93.97%
3 Tesla Model S 93.31%
4 Lexus ES 350 93.00%
5 Acura ILX 92.99%
6 Audi S8 92.97%
7 BMW X6 M 92.72%
8 Lexus ES 300h 92.45%
9 Audi S6 91.00%
10 BMW 3 Series 91.00%
11 Audi A5 90.98%
12 Audi A8 90.78%
13 Audi S4 90.00%
14 Audi Q5 89.88%
15 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 89.82%
16 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 89.36%
17 Lexus LX 570 89.13%
18 Audi Q7 88.08%
19 BMW Z4 88.00%
20 INFINITI QX50 88.00%
21 Lexus GX 460 87.69%
22 BMW M5 87.44%
23 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 87.43%
24 Acura RDX 87.00%
25 Audi A4 87.00%
26 BMW X3 86.78%
27 BMW 5 Series 86.22%
28 Audi A6 86.00%
29 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 86.00%
30 Tesla Model 3 86.00%
31 Porsche Macan 85.72%
32 Lexus RX 350 85.64%
33 Volvo XC60 85.34%
34 Porsche Cayenne 85.27%
35 Audi S5 85.07%
36 Volvo XC90 85.01%
37 Audi TTS 85.00%
38 Tesla Model X 85.00%
39 Audi A7 84.89%
40 BMW X6 84.81%
41 BMW X1 84.52%
42 Audi TT 84.30%
43 Lincoln Navigator 83.93%
44 INFINITI Q50 82.73%
45 Cadillac Escalade 82.41%
46 Lexus IS 350 82.32%
47 Porsche Panamera 82.16%
48 Audi SQ5 81.31%
49 Audi Q3 81.00%
50 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 80.72%
51 Cadillac Escalade ESV 80.52%
52 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 80.00%
53 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 79.54%
54 Volvo S60 79.20%
55 Mercedes-Benz Metris 78.84%
56 BMW 2 Series 78.61%
57 BMW 4 Series 78.08%
58 Jaguar XF 76.26%
59 BMW 7 Series 75.77%
60 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 75.51%
61 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 75.00%
62 BMW X5 74.30%
63 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 73.39%
64 Land Rover Range Rover 72.24%
65 Lexus RX 450h 71.86%
66 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 70.99%
67 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 68.94%
68 Jaguar F-TYPE 68.11%
69 INFINITI QX80 61.55%