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. Lincoln

Despite all of Matthew McConaughey's efforts, Lincoln's resale values just don't hold up that well over time. Read our analysis and view the Lincoln depreciation curve here.
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12. 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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11. 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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10. 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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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 Lincoln 31.12%
12 Volvo 31.50%
11 Land Rover 32.48%
10 Cadillac 32.94%
9 BMW 33.33%
8 Jaguar 33.62%
7 INFINITI 33.94%
6 Mercedes-Benz 36.34%
5 Acura 36.34%
4 Tesla 37.07%
3 Porsche 37.26%
2 Audi 38.98%
1 Lexus 43.35%

Worst Luxury Cars for Resale Value After 7 Years

Luxury Cars with the Worst Resale After 7 Years

Rank Model 7 Year Residual Value
67 BMW i3 24.48%
66 BMW 7 Series 25.99%
65 Volvo S60 27.28%
64 Audi A8 27.35%
63 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 28.15%
62 Jaguar XF 28.51%
61 BMW X1 29.05%
60 Land Rover Range Rover 29.08%
59 INFINITI QX80 29.88%
58 Porsche Panamera 30.28%
57 BMW X3 30.52%
56 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 30.58%
55 Lincoln Navigator 31.12%
54 Cadillac Escalade ESV 31.13%
53 Audi A6 31.72%
52 BMW X6 M 32.02%
51 Audi S8 32.13%
50 INFINITI QX60 32.62%
49 BMW 5 Series 32.77%
48 BMW X5 32.80%
47 Volvo XC60 32.85%
46 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 33.20%
45 Audi Q7 33.32%
44 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 33.34%
43 Porsche Cayenne 33.51%
42 Audi Q5 33.77%
41 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 33.88%
40 Volvo XC90 34.37%
39 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 34.48%
38 BMW 3 Series 34.53%
37 Cadillac Escalade 34.75%
36 Audi A7 34.82%
35 BMW 4 Series 34.95%
34 BMW X6 35.01%
33 Acura MDX 35.03%
32 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 35.76%
31 Acura ILX 36.24%
30 INFINITI Q50 36.60%
29 INFINITI QX50 36.65%
28 Audi SQ5 36.92%
27 Tesla Model S 37.07%
26 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 37.23%
25 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 37.25%
24 Audi S5 37.51%
23 Lexus ES 300h 37.71%
22 Acura RDX 37.74%
21 BMW 2 Series 37.90%
20 Jaguar F-TYPE 38.72%
19 Audi A4 38.94%
18 Lexus RX 450h 39.00%
17 Audi A5 39.49%
16 BMW M5 39.95%
15 Audi S6 40.60%
14 Lexus GX 460 42.29%
13 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 42.36%
12 Lexus LX 570 42.60%
11 BMW Z4 43.35%
10 Audi TT 44.00%
9 Lexus GS 350 44.78%
8 Lexus IS 350 45.45%
7 Audi S4 45.62%
6 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 46.03%
5 Lexus RX 350 46.62%
4 Porsche 911 47.99%
3 Lexus ES 350 48.39%
2 Audi TTS 48.48%
1 Audi R8 60.04%