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.

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 7 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. 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 Best Resale After 7 Years

Rank Brand 7 Year Resale Value
1 Lexus 45.30%
2 Tesla 41.23%
3 Audi 40.99%
4 Porsche 38.50%
5 Mercedes-Benz 38.47%
6 Acura 35.92%
7 Lincoln 35.90%
8 INFINITI 35.83%
9 BMW 35.81%
10 Land Rover 34.52%
11 Cadillac 34.11%
12 Jaguar 33.73%
13 Volvo 33.31%

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 60.73%
2 Audi TTS 51.88%
3 Lexus RX 350 49.88%
4 Lexus ES 350 49.57%
5 Audi TT 48.90%
6 Porsche 911 48.60%
7 Audi S4 47.42%
8 Lexus GS 350 47.16%
9 BMW i8 46.89%
10 Lexus IS 350 46.24%
11 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 46.11%
12 Lexus RX 450h 46.00%
13 BMW Z4 44.48%
14 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 42.99%
15 Lexus GX 460 41.93%
16 Audi S6 41.57%
17 Lexus LX 570 41.54%
18 BMW M5 41.53%
19 Tesla Model S 41.23%
20 Audi A5 40.35%
21 Audi A4 40.31%
22 Acura RDX 40.21%
23 Lexus ES 300h 40.05%
24 Audi S5 39.74%
25 BMW 2 Series 39.72%
26 INFINITI Q50 39.70%
27 Lincoln MKZ 39.29%
28 Jaguar F-TYPE 38.88%
29 Audi SQ5 38.50%
30 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 38.17%
31 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 38.04%
32 Acura ILX 37.86%
33 INFINITI QX50 37.78%
34 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 37.76%
35 Acura MDX 37.64%
36 BMW 4 Series 37.19%
37 BMW X6 36.54%
38 Cadillac Escalade 36.05%
39 Audi Q5 35.96%
40 Audi A7 35.83%
41 BMW 3 Series 35.76%
42 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 35.70%
43 Audi Q7 35.63%
44 Porsche Cayenne 35.58%
45 Audi S8 35.26%
46 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 35.18%
47 Volvo XC60 35.18%
48 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 34.82%
49 Volvo XC90 34.58%
50 Audi A6 34.53%
51 INFINITI QX60 33.97%
52 BMW X5 33.94%
53 BMW 5 Series 33.56%
54 BMW X6 M 33.20%
55 Land Rover Range Rover 33.05%
56 BMW X3 32.99%
57 Lincoln Navigator 32.50%
58 Cadillac Escalade ESV 32.17%
59 INFINITI QX80 31.88%
60 Porsche Panamera 31.32%
61 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 31.07%
62 BMW X1 30.80%
63 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 30.50%
64 Volvo S60 30.17%
65 Jaguar XF 28.58%
66 Audi A8 28.29%
67 Acura RLX 27.97%
68 BMW i3 27.64%
69 BMW 7 Series 27.17%