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.

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.

Best Luxury Brands for Resale Value After 3 Years

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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. Land Rover

Land Rovers are nice to look at, and a joy to ride in, but only if you don't mind losing a lot of money owning one. Read our analysis and view the Land Rover depreciation curve here.
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3. Lincoln

Despite all of Matthew McConaughey's efforts, Lincoln's resale values just aren't that great, although the MKZ generally outperforms the Navigator. Read our analysis and view the Lincoln depreciation curve here.
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4. 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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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.

Luxury Brands with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Resale Value
1 Lexus 70.56%
2 Land Rover 68.71%
3 Lincoln 68.67%
4 Audi 68.49%
5 Porsche 67.90%
6 Volvo 67.20%
7 BMW 66.70%
8 Tesla 66.01%
9 Acura 65.25%
10 Mercedes-Benz 64.42%
11 Cadillac 64.33%
12 Jaguar 61.97%
13 INFINITI 59.27%

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 Porsche 911 78.84%
2 Volvo XC60 76.26%
3 Lexus RX 350 75.39%
4 Audi A5 75.24%
5 BMW X3 75.00%
6 BMW 2 Series 74.85%
7 Audi R8 74.62%
8 Lexus GS 350 74.20%
9 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 73.31%
10 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 73.18%
11 Audi Q5 73.02%
12 Lexus IS 350 72.92%
13 Audi S4 72.45%
14 BMW M5 72.21%
15 Lexus ES 350 71.55%
16 BMW X1 70.97%
17 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 70.79%
18 Acura RDX 70.79%
19 Lexus RX 450h 70.78%
20 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 70.44%
21 Lexus LX 570 70.37%
22 Audi S8 70.23%
23 Lincoln Navigator 69.92%
24 Audi S6 69.41%
25 Audi TTS 69.14%
26 BMW 5 Series 69.08%
27 Acura MDX 68.90%
28 Audi TT 68.74%
29 Audi S5 68.64%
30 BMW X6 68.64%
31 Audi A4 68.41%
32 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 67.94%
33 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 67.73%
34 Audi A3 67.64%
35 Lincoln MKZ 67.42%
36 BMW 3 Series 67.23%
37 BMW X5 67.06%
38 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 66.40%
39 Cadillac Escalade 66.22%
40 Tesla Model S 66.01%
41 Lexus GX 460 65.93%
42 Jaguar XF 65.84%
43 BMW X6 M 65.48%
44 Volvo XC90 65.45%
45 Porsche Macan 65.37%
46 Audi Q7 65.18%
47 Land Rover Range Rover 64.87%
48 Porsche Panamera 64.78%
49 Audi SQ5 64.57%
50 Acura ILX 64.13%
51 BMW 4 Series 63.47%
52 Lexus ES 300h 63.35%
53 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 63.07%
54 Audi A6 63.00%
55 Porsche Cayenne 62.62%
56 INFINITI Q50 62.54%
57 Cadillac Escalade ESV 62.43%
58 INFINITI QX60 61.76%
59 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 61.75%
60 Volvo S60 59.90%
61 Jaguar F-TYPE 58.10%
62 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 58.03%
63 BMW 7 Series 57.54%
64 Audi A7 57.49%
65 Acura RLX 57.17%
66 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 57.12%
67 Audi A8 56.25%
68 INFINITI QX80 53.50%
69 BMW i3 48.83%