Luxury Cars with the Best Resale Value

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.

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. 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. 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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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. 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.

Luxury Brands with the Best Resale Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
1 Lexus 50.44%
2 Tesla 48.85%
3 Audi 45.61%
4 Porsche 45.23%
5 Cadillac 45.09%
6 Mercedes-Benz 44.45%
7 Lincoln 42.70%
8 BMW 41.91%
9 INFINITI 41.85%
10 Acura 40.70%
11 Land Rover 39.22%
12 Jaguar 38.81%
13 Volvo 38.01%

Best Luxury Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Luxury Cars with the Best Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
1 Audi R8 62.66%
2 Lexus RX 350 57.93%
3 Porsche 911 56.72%
4 Lexus GS 350 56.66%
5 Lexus ES 350 55.49%
6 Audi TT 54.83%
7 Audi TTS 51.79%
8 Audi S4 51.35%
9 Lexus IS 350 51.24%
10 BMW M5 49.94%
11 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 49.30%
12 Tesla Model S 48.85%
13 BMW 2 Series 48.51%
14 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 47.69%
15 Audi S6 47.40%
16 Cadillac Escalade 47.25%
17 BMW Z4 46.98%
18 Audi A3 46.92%
19 Lexus LX 570 46.91%
20 Lexus RX 450h 46.72%
21 BMW i8 46.60%
22 Porsche Macan 46.39%
23 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 46.00%
24 BMW X6 M 45.89%
25 Acura RDX 45.84%
26 Lexus GX 460 45.66%
27 BMW X6 45.30%
28 Lincoln MKZ 45.07%
29 Audi A5 44.60%
30 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 44.55%
31 INFINITI Q50 44.45%
32 INFINITI QX50 43.98%
33 Audi A4 43.86%
34 Jaguar F-TYPE 43.86%
35 Acura ILX 43.77%
36 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 43.38%
37 Cadillac Escalade ESV 42.94%
38 Lexus ES 300h 42.89%
39 Audi Q7 42.86%
40 Porsche Cayenne 42.32%
41 Audi Q5 42.13%
42 BMW 4 Series 42.06%
43 Audi SQ5 41.96%
44 BMW 3 Series 41.71%
45 BMW X3 41.53%
46 Acura MDX 41.45%
47 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 41.03%
48 Audi A7 40.99%
49 INFINITI QX60 40.95%
50 Audi S5 40.94%
51 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 40.89%
52 Audi S8 40.52%
53 Lincoln Navigator 40.33%
54 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 39.35%
55 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 39.33%
56 Volvo XC60 38.90%
57 BMW X5 38.79%
58 INFINITI QX80 38.01%
59 BMW 5 Series 37.89%
60 BMW X1 37.83%
61 Audi A6 37.60%
62 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 37.47%
63 Land Rover Range Rover 37.29%
64 Volvo S60 37.11%
65 Porsche Panamera 35.48%
66 Audi A8 34.73%
67 Jaguar XF 33.75%
68 BMW i3 32.03%
69 Acura RLX 31.75%
70 BMW 7 Series 31.62%