Depreciation Rankings - Luxury Brands and Vehicles with the Best Resale Value after 7 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 7 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. 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. 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.

All Luxury Brand Resale Value Rankings after 7 Years

Rank Brand 7 Year Residual Value
1 Lexus 40.69%
2 Tesla 40.61%
3 Audi 35.36%
4 Porsche 34.08%
5 Acura 33.41%
6 Mercedes-Benz 32.41%
7 Lincoln 32.02%
8 Land Rover 30.40%
9 Cadillac 30.16%
10 BMW 30.12%
11 Volvo 27.65%
12 Jaguar 24.18%

Top 25 Luxury Models for 7 Year Resale Value

Resale Value Rankings after 7 Years for All Luxury Vehicles

Rank Model 7 Year Residual Value
1 Lexus ES 350 45.49%
2 Lexus RX 350 45.48%
3 Lexus IS 350 45.00%
4 Audi TT 44.50%
5 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 44.39%
6 Audi TTS 43.10%
7 Lexus GS 350 42.91%
8 Porsche 911 42.57%
9 Audi S4 40.63%
10 Tesla Model S 40.61%
11 Audi A3 40.27%
12 Lexus LX 570 39.52%
13 BMW M5 37.38%
14 Lexus ES 300h 37.27%
15 Lincoln MKZ 36.58%
16 Audi A4 36.00%
17 Audi A5 35.96%
18 BMW Z4 35.82%
19 Acura RDX 35.40%
20 Lexus RX 450h 35.29%
21 Acura ILX 34.71%
22 Lexus GX 460 34.59%
23 Audi S6 34.59%
24 Audi S5 34.45%
25 BMW 3 Series 34.38%
26 Audi A7 33.95%
27 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 33.41%
28 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 33.15%
29 Audi S8 33.11%
30 Porsche Cayenne 32.51%
31 Cadillac Escalade 32.43%
32 BMW X6 M 32.00%
33 BMW X6 31.54%
34 Audi Q5 31.40%
35 Audi A6 31.12%
36 Audi Q7 30.97%
37 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 30.88%
38 Land Rover Range Rover 30.82%
39 Acura MDX 30.12%
40 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 29.65%
41 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 28.63%
42 BMW 5 Series 28.28%
43 Volvo XC60 28.19%
44 Cadillac Escalade ESV 27.89%
45 Volvo XC90 27.68%
46 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 27.52%
47 Lincoln Navigator 27.46%
48 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 27.24%
49 Porsche Panamera 27.17%
50 Volvo S60 27.09%
51 BMW X1 26.42%
52 BMW X3 25.79%
53 BMW X5 25.36%
54 Audi A8 25.04%
55 BMW 7 Series 24.19%
56 Jaguar XF 24.18%
57 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 23.95%