Luxury Cars with the Worst 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.

Worst Luxury Brands for Resale Value After 3 Years

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13. 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.
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12. Jaguar

Jaguar prices drop like a stone, so buyer beware. Read our analysis and view the Jaguar depreciation curve here.
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11. 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.
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10. 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.
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9. 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.

Luxury Brands with the Worst Resale After 3 Years

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

Worst Luxury Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Luxury Cars with the Worst Resale After 3 Years

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