Depreciation Rankings - Luxury Brands and Vehicles with the Worst 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.

Bottom 5 Luxury Brands for 3 Year Resale Value

Jaguar logo

13. Jaguar

Jaguar prices drop like a stone, so buyer beware, and watch out below. Read our analysis and view the Jaguar depreciation curve here.
INFINITI logo

12. INFINITI

INFINIT squarely ranks right in the middle of "so-so", with the entire Q line tightly bunched around the middle of the pack. Read our analysis and view the INFINITI depreciation curve here.
Land Rover logo

11. 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.
Acura logo

10. Acura

Brand new Acuras don't hold their value well, especially against the likes of Lexus and Tesla. Read our analysis and view the Acura depreciation curve here.
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9. Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes' resale values span a wide range, with some models holding their values well, and others taking a big hit early, and continuing to fall. Read our analysis and view the Mercedes-Benz depreciation curve here.

All Luxury Brand Resale Value Rankings after 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Residual Value
13 Jaguar 50.01%
12 INFINITI 53.50%
11 Land Rover 53.76%
10 Acura 54.51%
9 Mercedes-Benz 54.96%
8 Lincoln 55.57%
7 Cadillac 56.49%
6 BMW 56.63%
5 Porsche 57.87%
4 Volvo 58.95%
3 Audi 59.53%
2 Tesla 61.56%
1 Lexus 67.20%

Bottom 25 Luxury Models for 3 Year Resale Value

Resale Value Rankings after 3 Years for All Luxury Vehicles

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
69 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 40.99%
68 Acura RLX 43.83%
67 BMW i3 44.38%
66 Land Rover Range Rover 45.76%
65 Audi A8 46.11%
64 INFINITI QX80 46.56%
63 BMW 7 Series 47.70%
62 Audi A7 48.31%
61 Jaguar XF 48.49%
60 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 49.79%
59 Audi A6 50.31%
58 Acura ILX 51.49%
57 Jaguar F-TYPE 51.52%
56 Porsche Cayenne 51.92%
55 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 52.16%
54 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 52.39%
53 Audi SQ5 52.49%
52 INFINITI Q50 53.34%
51 Porsche Panamera 53.65%
50 BMW 4 Series 54.28%
49 Lincoln Navigator 54.32%
48 Cadillac Escalade ESV 54.64%
47 Audi Q7 54.66%
46 Porsche Macan 54.99%
45 INFINITI QX50 55.22%
44 Volvo S60 55.42%
43 BMW X5 55.65%
42 BMW i8 55.73%
41 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 55.77%
40 BMW 3 Series 55.87%
39 Lincoln MKZ 56.81%
38 BMW X1 57.83%
37 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 58.02%
36 Audi Q5 58.06%
35 Cadillac Escalade 58.35%
34 INFINITI QX60 58.89%
33 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 59.74%
32 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 59.75%
31 BMW 5 Series 59.90%
30 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 60.20%
29 Volvo XC60 60.37%
28 Acura MDX 60.42%
27 Audi A4 60.72%
26 Lexus GX 460 60.81%
25 Volvo XC90 61.06%
24 BMW X6 M 61.43%
23 BMW X3 61.54%
22 Tesla Model S 61.56%
21 BMW X6 61.72%
20 Audi TTS 61.77%
19 Audi S5 61.79%
18 Lexus ES 300h 62.13%
17 Audi S8 62.27%
16 Acura RDX 62.29%
15 Audi S6 63.33%
14 BMW 2 Series 63.49%
13 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 64.10%
12 Audi A3 64.20%
11 Lexus RX 450h 64.37%
10 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 66.37%
9 Audi TT 66.84%
8 Audi A5 67.97%
7 Lexus LX 570 68.06%
6 Lexus IS 350 68.65%
5 Lexus GS 350 69.49%
4 Porsche 911 70.91%
3 Lexus ES 350 71.18%
2 Lexus RX 350 72.92%
1 Audi R8 74.19%