Luxury Cars with the Worst 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.

Worst Luxury Brands for Resale Value After 7 Years

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13. Volvo

One buys a new Volvo for it safety and sureness on the road; you don't buy a new one because you feel it will be the best deal. Read our analysis and view the Volvo depreciation curve here.
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12. Jaguar

Jaguar prices drop like a stone, so buyer beware. Read our analysis and view the Jaguar depreciation curve here.
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11. 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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10. Land Rover

Land Rovers are nice to look at, and a joy to ride in, but only if you don't mind losing a lot of money owning one. Read our analysis and view the Land Rover depreciation curve here.
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9. BMW

Buying a brand new BMW is generally not a good investment, unless you factor in fun and good looks. Read our analysis and view the BMW depreciation curve here.

Luxury Brands with the Worst Resale After 7 Years

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

Worst Luxury Cars for Resale Value After 7 Years

Luxury Cars with the Worst Resale After 7 Years

Rank Model 7 Year Residual Value
69 BMW 7 Series 27.17%
68 BMW i3 27.64%
67 Acura RLX 27.97%
66 Audi A8 28.29%
65 Jaguar XF 28.58%
64 Volvo S60 30.17%
63 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 30.50%
62 BMW X1 30.80%
61 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 31.07%
60 Porsche Panamera 31.32%
59 INFINITI QX80 31.88%
58 Cadillac Escalade ESV 32.17%
57 Lincoln Navigator 32.50%
56 BMW X3 32.99%
55 Land Rover Range Rover 33.05%
54 BMW X6 M 33.20%
53 BMW 5 Series 33.56%
52 BMW X5 33.94%
51 INFINITI QX60 33.97%
50 Audi A6 34.53%
49 Volvo XC90 34.58%
48 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 34.82%
47 Volvo XC60 35.18%
46 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 35.18%
45 Audi S8 35.26%
44 Porsche Cayenne 35.58%
43 Audi Q7 35.63%
42 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 35.70%
41 BMW 3 Series 35.76%
40 Audi A7 35.83%
39 Audi Q5 35.96%
38 Cadillac Escalade 36.05%
37 BMW X6 36.54%
36 BMW 4 Series 37.19%
35 Acura MDX 37.64%
34 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 37.76%
33 INFINITI QX50 37.78%
32 Acura ILX 37.86%
31 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 38.04%
30 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 38.17%
29 Audi SQ5 38.50%
28 Jaguar F-TYPE 38.88%
27 Lincoln MKZ 39.29%
26 INFINITI Q50 39.70%
25 BMW 2 Series 39.72%
24 Audi S5 39.74%
23 Lexus ES 300h 40.05%
22 Acura RDX 40.21%
21 Audi A4 40.31%
20 Audi A5 40.35%
19 Tesla Model S 41.23%
18 BMW M5 41.53%
17 Lexus LX 570 41.54%
16 Audi S6 41.57%
15 Lexus GX 460 41.93%
14 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 42.99%
13 BMW Z4 44.48%
12 Lexus RX 450h 46.00%
11 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 46.11%
10 Lexus IS 350 46.24%
9 BMW i8 46.89%
8 Lexus GS 350 47.16%
7 Audi S4 47.42%
6 Porsche 911 48.60%
5 Audi TT 48.90%
4 Lexus ES 350 49.57%
3 Lexus RX 350 49.88%
2 Audi TTS 51.88%
1 Audi R8 60.73%