Depreciation Rankings - Luxury Brands and Vehicles with the Worst Resale Value after 7 Years

About our Rankings

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.

Bottom 5 Luxury Brands for 7 Year Resale Value

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12. Jaguar

Jaguar prices drop like a stone, so buyer beware, and watch out below. Read our analysis and view the Jaguar depreciation curve here.
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11. 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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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. 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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8. 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.

All Luxury Brand Resale Value Rankings after 7 Years

Rank Brand 7 Year Residual Value
12 Jaguar 22.42%
11 Volvo 26.73%
10 Land Rover 28.47%
9 Cadillac 28.47%
8 BMW 28.95%
7 Mercedes-Benz 30.58%
6 Lincoln 31.18%
5 Acura 32.54%
4 Porsche 33.45%
3 Audi 34.07%
2 Lexus 40.43%
1 Tesla 43.88%

Bottom 25 Luxury Models for 7 Year Resale Value

Resale Value Rankings after 7 Years for All Luxury Vehicles

Rank Model 7 Year Residual Value
57 BMW 7 Series 22.10%
56 Jaguar XF 22.42%
55 BMW X5 23.68%
54 Audi A8 23.80%
53 BMW X1 23.96%
52 BMW X3 24.55%
51 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 24.59%
50 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 24.78%
49 Volvo S60 25.69%
48 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 25.93%
47 Porsche Panamera 26.29%
46 Lincoln Navigator 26.48%
45 Cadillac Escalade ESV 26.74%
44 BMW 5 Series 26.97%
43 Volvo XC60 27.16%
42 Volvo XC90 27.33%
41 Land Rover Range Rover 27.80%
40 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 27.87%
39 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 28.47%
38 Audi A6 28.91%
37 Audi Q5 29.36%
36 Audi Q7 29.74%
35 BMW X6 29.81%
34 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 30.15%
33 Cadillac Escalade 30.19%
32 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 30.35%
31 Acura MDX 30.42%
30 BMW 3 Series 31.20%
29 Audi A4 31.58%
28 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 31.68%
27 Porsche Cayenne 31.77%
26 Audi S8 31.82%
25 Acura ILX 32.47%
24 Audi A5 33.05%
23 Audi A7 33.07%
22 Audi S5 33.16%
21 BMW Z4 33.38%
20 Acura RDX 34.72%
19 BMW X6 M 35.63%
18 Lexus GS 350 35.66%
17 Lincoln MKZ 35.89%
16 Lexus RX 450h 36.17%
15 Audi S6 36.18%
14 Lexus GX 460 36.70%
13 Audi S4 37.46%
12 BMW M5 38.18%
11 Lexus IS 350 38.60%
10 Audi A3 39.15%
9 Porsche 911 42.29%
8 Lexus ES 300h 42.31%
7 Lexus ES 350 42.62%
6 Lexus LX 570 42.67%
5 Tesla Model S 43.88%
4 Audi TTS 44.67%
3 Audi TT 45.00%
2 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 45.71%
1 Lexus RX 350 48.73%