Luxury Cars with the Best Resale After 7 Years

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.

Best Luxury Brands for Resale Value After 7 Years

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1. Lexus

Lexus is simply the personification of high resale value, and their vehicles just don't depreciate like the rest of their peers. Read our analysis and view the Lexus depreciation curve here.
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2. 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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3. Porsche

With Porsche, resale values will depend almost entirely on the model you own. 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. Acura

Brand new Acuras rank in the middle of the pack in the luxury segment, and have done better recently. Read our analysis and view the Acura depreciation curve here.

Luxury Brands with the Best Resale After 7 Years

Rank Brand 7 Year Resale Value
1 Lexus 43.35%
2 Audi 38.98%
3 Porsche 37.26%
4 Tesla 37.07%
5 Acura 36.34%
6 Mercedes-Benz 36.34%
7 INFINITI 33.94%
8 Jaguar 33.62%
9 BMW 33.33%
10 Cadillac 32.94%
11 Land Rover 32.48%
12 Volvo 31.50%
13 Lincoln 31.12%

Best Luxury Cars for Resale Value After 7 Years

Luxury Cars with the Best Resale After 7 Years

Rank Model 7 Year Residual Value
1 Audi R8 60.04%
2 Audi TTS 48.48%
3 Lexus ES 350 48.39%
4 Porsche 911 47.99%
5 Lexus RX 350 46.62%
6 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 46.03%
7 Audi S4 45.62%
8 Lexus IS 350 45.45%
9 Lexus GS 350 44.78%
10 Audi TT 44.00%
11 BMW Z4 43.35%
12 Lexus LX 570 42.60%
13 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 42.36%
14 Lexus GX 460 42.29%
15 Audi S6 40.60%
16 BMW M5 39.95%
17 Audi A5 39.49%
18 Lexus RX 450h 39.00%
19 Audi A4 38.94%
20 Jaguar F-TYPE 38.72%
21 BMW 2 Series 37.90%
22 Acura RDX 37.74%
23 Lexus ES 300h 37.71%
24 Audi S5 37.51%
25 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 37.25%
26 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 37.23%
27 Tesla Model S 37.07%
28 Audi SQ5 36.92%
29 INFINITI QX50 36.65%
30 INFINITI Q50 36.60%
31 Acura ILX 36.24%
32 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 35.76%
33 Acura MDX 35.03%
34 BMW X6 35.01%
35 BMW 4 Series 34.95%
36 Audi A7 34.82%
37 Cadillac Escalade 34.75%
38 BMW 3 Series 34.53%
39 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 34.48%
40 Volvo XC90 34.37%
41 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 33.88%
42 Audi Q5 33.77%
43 Porsche Cayenne 33.51%
44 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 33.34%
45 Audi Q7 33.32%
46 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 33.20%
47 Volvo XC60 32.85%
48 BMW X5 32.80%
49 BMW 5 Series 32.77%
50 INFINITI QX60 32.62%
51 Audi S8 32.13%
52 BMW X6 M 32.02%
53 Audi A6 31.72%
54 Cadillac Escalade ESV 31.13%
55 Lincoln Navigator 31.12%
56 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 30.58%
57 BMW X3 30.52%
58 Porsche Panamera 30.28%
59 INFINITI QX80 29.88%
60 Land Rover Range Rover 29.08%
61 BMW X1 29.05%
62 Jaguar XF 28.51%
63 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 28.15%
64 Audi A8 27.35%
65 Volvo S60 27.28%
66 BMW 7 Series 25.99%
67 BMW i3 24.48%