Luxury Cars with the Worst 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.

Worst Luxury Brands for Resale Value After 5 Years

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13. Jaguar

Jaguar prices drop like a stone, so buyer beware. Read our analysis and view the Jaguar depreciation curve here.
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12. 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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11. 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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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. 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.

Luxury Brands with the Worst Resale Value

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

Worst Luxury Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Luxury Cars with the Worst Resale Value

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