Luxury Cars with the Best Resale Value

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 5 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. 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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3. 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.
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4. 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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5. 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.

Luxury Brands with the Best Resale Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
1 Lexus 57.62%
2 Cadillac 52.61%
3 Porsche 51.91%
4 Tesla 51.77%
5 Audi 51.72%
6 Lincoln 49.27%
7 BMW 48.56%
8 INFINITI 48.14%
9 Mercedes-Benz 48.05%
10 Acura 47.44%
11 Volvo 46.98%
12 Land Rover 46.19%
13 Jaguar 45.20%

Best Luxury Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Luxury Cars with the Best Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
1 Porsche 911 68.50%
2 Lexus ES 350 63.83%
3 Lexus RX 350 62.57%
4 Lexus GS 350 61.31%
5 Lexus LX 570 60.06%
6 Audi TTS 58.59%
7 Audi S4 57.93%
8 BMW M5 57.64%
9 Lexus IS 350 57.17%
10 Lexus RX 450h 56.50%
11 Audi S6 56.40%
12 Audi A5 55.01%
13 Audi TT 54.99%
14 Cadillac Escalade 54.91%
15 BMW Z4 54.69%
16 Acura RDX 54.39%
17 Lincoln MKZ 53.63%
18 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 53.61%
19 Audi A3 53.28%
20 INFINITI Q50 53.03%
21 BMW X6 52.96%
22 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 52.55%
23 Audi A4 52.46%
24 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 52.44%
25 BMW X1 52.41%
26 Lexus GX 460 52.33%
27 Porsche Macan 52.02%
28 Tesla Model S 51.77%
29 BMW 2 Series 51.57%
30 Audi Q5 51.40%
31 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 51.08%
32 Audi S8 50.37%
33 Cadillac Escalade ESV 50.32%
34 BMW X6 M 50.30%
35 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 49.23%
36 INFINITI QX60 48.97%
37 BMW X3 48.77%
38 BMW 3 Series 48.62%
39 BMW i8 48.58%
40 Acura MDX 48.43%
41 Volvo XC90 48.32%
42 Jaguar F-TYPE 48.30%
43 Audi SQ5 48.27%
44 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 48.22%
45 INFINITI QX50 48.09%
46 Acura ILX 47.87%
47 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 47.64%
48 Lexus ES 300h 47.17%
49 BMW 4 Series 47.14%
50 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 47.09%
51 Porsche Cayenne 46.84%
52 Audi A7 46.71%
53 Audi S5 46.69%
54 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 46.62%
55 Audi A6 46.56%
56 Volvo XC60 46.32%
57 Volvo S60 46.31%
58 BMW 5 Series 45.44%
59 BMW X5 45.28%
60 Lincoln Navigator 44.90%
61 Land Rover Range Rover 42.70%
62 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 42.58%
63 INFINITI QX80 42.46%
64 Jaguar XF 42.10%
65 BMW 7 Series 40.69%
66 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 40.32%
67 Porsche Panamera 40.27%
68 Audi A8 39.30%
69 Acura RLX 39.06%
70 BMW i3 35.74%