Depreciation Rankings - Luxury Brands and Vehicles with the Worst 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.

Bottom 5 Luxury Brands for 5 Year Resale Value

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13. Volvo

One buys a new Volvo for it safety and sureness on the road; you don't buy a new one because you feel it will be the best deal. Read our analysis and view the Volvo 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. 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.
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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. 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.

All Luxury Brand Resale Value Rankings after 5 Years

Rank Brand 5 Year Residual Value
13 Volvo 38.26%
12 Jaguar 39.03%
11 Land Rover 39.44%
10 Acura 40.91%
9 INFINITI 42.06%
8 BMW 42.14%
7 Lincoln 42.98%
6 Mercedes-Benz 44.68%
5 Cadillac 45.31%
4 Porsche 45.45%
3 Audi 45.84%
2 Tesla 49.06%
1 Lexus 50.67%

Bottom 25 Luxury Models for 5 Year Resale Value

Resale Value Rankings after 5 Years for All Luxury Vehicles

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
70 BMW 7 Series 31.87%
69 Acura RLX 31.96%
68 BMW i3 32.26%
67 Jaguar XF 33.97%
66 Audi A8 34.93%
65 Porsche Panamera 35.69%
64 Volvo S60 37.37%
63 Land Rover Range Rover 37.52%
62 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 37.65%
61 Audi A6 37.80%
60 BMW X1 38.05%
59 BMW 5 Series 38.13%
58 INFINITI QX80 38.23%
57 BMW X5 39.05%
56 Volvo XC60 39.16%
55 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 39.52%
54 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 39.55%
53 Lincoln Navigator 40.63%
52 Audi S8 40.74%
51 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 41.10%
50 INFINITI QX60 41.16%
49 Audi S5 41.16%
48 Audi A7 41.23%
47 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 41.24%
46 Acura MDX 41.66%
45 BMW X3 41.77%
44 BMW 3 Series 41.93%
43 Audi SQ5 42.19%
42 BMW 4 Series 42.27%
41 Audi Q5 42.35%
40 Porsche Cayenne 42.56%
39 Audi Q7 43.11%
38 Lexus ES 300h 43.12%
37 Cadillac Escalade ESV 43.15%
36 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 43.62%
35 Acura ILX 43.98%
34 Jaguar F-TYPE 44.09%
33 Audi A4 44.10%
32 INFINITI QX50 44.20%
31 INFINITI Q50 44.66%
30 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 44.80%
29 Audi A5 44.82%
28 Lincoln MKZ 45.32%
27 BMW X6 45.52%
26 Lexus GX 460 45.88%
25 Acura RDX 46.06%
24 BMW X6 M 46.11%
23 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 46.30%
22 Porsche Macan 46.60%
21 BMW i8 46.83%
20 Lexus RX 450h 46.95%
19 Lexus LX 570 47.13%
18 Audi A3 47.16%
17 BMW Z4 47.20%
16 Cadillac Escalade 47.47%
15 Audi S6 47.63%
14 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 47.91%
13 BMW 2 Series 48.76%
12 Tesla Model S 49.06%
11 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 49.51%
10 BMW M5 50.20%
9 Lexus IS 350 51.46%
8 Audi S4 51.58%
7 Audi TTS 52.04%
6 Audi TT 55.08%
5 Lexus ES 350 55.72%
4 Lexus GS 350 56.91%
3 Porsche 911 56.94%
2 Lexus RX 350 58.21%
1 Audi R8 62.91%