Depreciation Rankings - Luxury Brands and Vehicles with the Best Resale Value after 5 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.

Top 5 Luxury Brands for 5 Year Resale Value

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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. 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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3. 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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4. 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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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.

All Luxury Brand Resale Value Rankings after 5 Years

Rank Brand 5 Year Residual Value
1 Lexus 53.60%
2 Tesla 49.36%
3 Cadillac 44.64%
4 Porsche 44.28%
5 Audi 44.21%
6 Mercedes-Benz 41.99%
7 Lincoln 41.98%
8 INFINITI 41.62%
9 BMW 41.57%
10 Acura 41.17%
11 Volvo 38.98%
12 Land Rover 38.44%
13 Jaguar 37.57%

Top 25 Luxury Models for 5 Year Resale Value

Resale Value Rankings after 5 Years for All Luxury Vehicles

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
1 Lexus RX 350 63.92%
2 Audi R8 63.82%
3 Lexus GS 350 59.44%
4 Lexus IS 350 54.56%
5 BMW M5 54.24%
6 Porsche 911 53.79%
7 Lexus ES 350 52.43%
8 Lexus LX 570 51.36%
9 Audi S4 50.74%
10 Lexus ES 300h 50.56%
11 Tesla Model S 49.36%
12 Audi TTS 49.23%
13 Lexus GX 460 48.39%
14 Lexus RX 450h 48.12%
15 Audi S6 47.83%
16 BMW 2 Series 47.62%
17 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 47.52%
18 Audi TT 47.46%
19 Cadillac Escalade 46.49%
20 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 46.06%
21 BMW X6 46.01%
22 Porsche Macan 45.89%
23 BMW Z4 45.83%
24 BMW i8 45.75%
25 Audi A3 45.43%
26 INFINITI QX50 44.86%
27 Acura RDX 44.85%
28 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44.70%
29 BMW X6 M 44.65%
30 Lincoln MKZ 43.93%
31 Acura ILX 43.51%
32 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 43.19%
33 Audi A4 42.94%
34 Cadillac Escalade ESV 42.79%
35 Audi A5 42.40%
36 Audi Q7 42.35%
37 Jaguar F-TYPE 42.25%
38 Acura MDX 42.16%
39 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 42.13%
40 INFINITI Q50 42.00%
41 Audi S5 41.90%
42 Audi SQ5 41.77%
43 INFINITI QX60 41.65%
44 Porsche Cayenne 41.59%
45 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 41.58%
46 Audi Q5 41.33%
47 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 40.44%
48 BMW X3 40.26%
49 Audi A7 40.20%
50 BMW 4 Series 40.19%
51 Volvo XC60 40.11%
52 Lincoln Navigator 40.03%
53 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 39.54%
54 BMW 3 Series 39.47%
55 Audi S8 39.45%
56 BMW X5 38.72%
57 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 38.40%
58 INFINITI QX80 37.98%
59 Volvo S60 37.85%
60 BMW 5 Series 37.45%
61 Audi A6 36.28%
62 BMW X1 36.23%
63 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 36.22%
64 Porsche Panamera 35.84%
65 BMW i3 34.83%
66 Land Rover Range Rover 34.20%
67 Acura RLX 34.18%
68 Audi A8 34.15%
69 Jaguar XF 32.89%
70 BMW 7 Series 30.76%