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. 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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4. 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.
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5. Porsche

With Porsche, resale values will depend almost entirely on the model you own. Read our analysis and view the Porsche depreciation curve here.

Luxury Brands with the Best Resale After 7 Years

Rank Brand 7 Year Resale Value
1 Lexus 44.61%
2 Audi 40.24%
3 Tesla 38.04%
4 Acura 37.85%
5 Porsche 37.65%
6 Mercedes-Benz 37.08%
7 INFINITI 35.11%
8 BMW 34.36%
9 Jaguar 34.12%
10 Cadillac 34.08%
11 Land Rover 33.29%
12 Volvo 32.61%
13 Lincoln 32.00%

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 61.23%
2 Audi TTS 50.13%
3 Lexus ES 350 49.70%
4 Lexus RX 350 48.90%
5 Porsche 911 48.34%
6 Audi TT 47.46%
7 Lexus GS 350 47.00%
8 Audi S4 46.70%
9 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 46.42%
10 BMW Z4 44.07%
11 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 43.50%
12 Lexus LX 570 43.25%
13 Lexus GX 460 42.77%
14 Audi S6 41.68%
15 BMW M5 41.26%
16 Lexus RX 450h 41.00%
17 Audi A5 40.24%
18 Lexus ES 300h 39.63%
19 Acura RDX 39.56%
20 Audi A4 39.44%
21 Jaguar F-TYPE 39.40%
22 BMW 2 Series 39.36%
23 Audi S5 39.25%
24 INFINITI Q50 38.71%
25 Tesla Model S 38.04%
26 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 37.97%
27 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 37.52%
28 Acura ILX 37.27%
29 Audi SQ5 37.20%
30 BMW 4 Series 37.01%
31 INFINITI QX50 36.81%
32 Acura MDX 36.72%
33 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 35.98%
34 Cadillac Escalade 35.90%
35 BMW X6 35.82%
36 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 35.54%
37 Audi A7 35.37%
38 Audi Q5 35.00%
39 Audi Q7 34.88%
40 BMW 3 Series 34.74%
41 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 34.44%
42 Volvo XC90 34.32%
43 Volvo XC60 34.13%
44 Porsche Cayenne 34.06%
45 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 34.02%
46 BMW X5 34.02%
47 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 33.82%
48 INFINITI QX60 33.76%
49 Audi A6 33.42%
50 BMW 5 Series 33.33%
51 Audi S8 32.92%
52 BMW X6 M 32.82%
53 Cadillac Escalade ESV 32.25%
54 BMW X3 32.10%
55 Lincoln Navigator 32.00%
56 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 31.33%
57 INFINITI QX80 31.16%
58 Porsche Panamera 30.55%
59 Land Rover Range Rover 29.90%
60 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 29.89%
61 BMW X1 29.53%
62 Volvo S60 29.38%
63 Jaguar XF 28.83%
64 Audi A8 28.69%
65 BMW 7 Series 27.09%
66 BMW i3 25.58%