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. 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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3. Cadillac

Cadillac value retention ratings vary considerably, depending on what time period you're reviewing. Read our analysis and view the Cadillac depreciation curve here.
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4. 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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5. 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.

Luxury Brands with the Best Resale After 7 Years

Rank Brand 7 Year Resale Value
1 Lexus 48.58%
2 Porsche 43.69%
3 Cadillac 43.27%
4 Audi 42.91%
5 Tesla 41.99%
6 Mercedes-Benz 41.26%
7 Acura 40.67%
8 BMW 39.10%
9 INFINITI 39.02%
10 Lincoln 38.73%
11 Jaguar 37.35%
12 Land Rover 36.41%
13 Volvo 34.67%

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 60.39%
2 Lexus RX 350 55.93%
3 Lexus GS 350 54.21%
4 Porsche 911 54.12%
5 Lexus ES 350 53.59%
6 Lexus IS 350 50.95%
7 Audi TTS 50.55%
8 Audi S4 48.50%
9 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 47.54%
10 BMW M5 46.89%
11 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 46.61%
12 BMW 2 Series 46.53%
13 Lexus GX 460 46.21%
14 Lexus LX 570 46.09%
15 Audi S6 45.69%
16 BMW Z4 45.61%
17 Cadillac Escalade 45.28%
18 Audi Q3 45.24%
19 Audi TT 45.17%
20 Audi A3 44.82%
21 Porsche Macan 44.62%
22 BMW X6 43.92%
23 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 43.63%
24 BMW X6 M 42.95%
25 Jaguar F-TYPE 42.87%
26 Audi A5 42.44%
27 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 42.43%
28 Tesla Model S 41.99%
29 Acura RDX 41.97%
30 Porsche Cayenne 41.77%
31 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 41.68%
32 INFINITI Q50 41.59%
33 Lexus ES 300h 41.52%
34 Acura ILX 41.37%
35 Cadillac Escalade ESV 41.27%
36 INFINITI QX50 40.69%
37 Audi Q7 40.69%
38 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 40.46%
39 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 40.45%
40 BMW 4 Series 40.38%
41 Audi A4 40.37%
42 Lexus RX 450h 40.13%
43 Audi S5 40.13%
44 Audi A7 39.90%
45 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 39.52%
46 Audi S8 39.34%
47 Audi SQ5 39.14%
48 Audi Q5 38.93%
49 Lincoln Navigator 38.73%
50 Acura MDX 38.67%
51 BMW X3 38.38%
52 INFINITI QX60 38.08%
53 BMW 3 Series 38.03%
54 BMW X5 37.60%
55 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 36.80%
56 BMW 5 Series 36.04%
57 INFINITI QX80 35.73%
58 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 35.55%
59 Volvo XC60 35.52%
60 Audi A6 35.05%
61 Porsche Panamera 34.27%
62 BMW X1 34.01%
63 Volvo S60 33.82%
64 Audi A8 33.19%
65 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 33.10%
66 Land Rover Range Rover 31.97%
67 Jaguar XF 31.83%
68 BMW 7 Series 30.23%
69 BMW i3 27.72%