Cars with the Best Resale After 3 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.

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.

Best Brands for Resale Value After 3 Years

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1. Subaru

Subaru ranks first (#1) in retained value after 3, 5 and 7 years of ownership. Read our analysis and view the Subaru depreciation curve here.
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2. Honda

Honda continues to show strong value-retention results, with third place (#3) finishes in both the 3-year and 5-year results, as well as an impressive #2 standing in the long-term 7-year standings. Read our analysis and view the Honda depreciation curve here.
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3. Toyota

Toyota as a brand, does very well in maintaining its value, ranking 2nd in 3 and 5 years, and 3rd at 7 years of ownership. Read our analysis and view the Toyota depreciation curve here.
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4. Mazda

Mazda falls right in the middle of the pact with respect to retaining its value, with the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mazda 6 both posting above average scores at the 5-year mark. Read our analysis and view the Mazda depreciation curve here.
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5. GMC

GMC ranks #1 in value retention among full-sized trucks and SUVs, and #4 overall of all popular vehicle manufacturers. Read our analysis and view the GMC depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Resale Value
1 Subaru 76.89%
2 Honda 76.51%
3 Toyota 74.30%
4 Mazda 73.67%
5 GMC 73.48%
6 Volkswagen 71.55%
7 Chevrolet 70.79%
8 Ram 70.28%
9 Dodge 69.32%
10 Jeep 68.83%
11 Hyundai 68.66%
12 Ford 67.41%
13 Nissan 67.36%
14 Kia 66.70%
15 Mitsubishi 66.08%
16 FIAT 63.23%
17 Buick 62.23%
18 Chrysler 61.73%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Cars with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
1 Ford F-150 84.81%
2 GMC Canyon 84.47%
3 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 83.80%
4 GMC Sierra 1500 83.13%
5 Subaru BRZ 83.05%
6 Toyota RAV4 82.70%
7 Toyota Tacoma 82.63%
8 Chevrolet Colorado 81.87%
9 Toyota 4Runner 81.70%
10 Honda Odyssey 80.20%
11 Ford F-250 Super Duty 80.00%
12 Honda Pilot 79.79%
13 Toyota Highlander 79.22%
14 Mazda 3 78.98%
15 Honda Civic 78.39%
16 Toyota Tundra 78.36%
17 Subaru Forester 78.18%
18 Jeep Wrangler 77.86%
19 Honda CR-V 77.59%
20 Subaru Impreza 77.18%
21 Toyota Corolla 76.48%
22 Mazda 6 76.20%
23 Honda Fit 75.80%
24 Ford Mustang 75.26%
25 Kia Soul 75.06%
26 Nissan Titan 75.01%
27 Chevrolet Camaro 75.00%
28 Subaru Outback 74.97%
29 Chevrolet Corvette 74.60%
30 Toyota Camry 74.37%
31 Toyota Land Cruiser 74.17%
32 Nissan 370Z 74.08%
33 Honda Ridgeline 74.07%
34 Honda Accord 74.04%
35 Toyota Sequoia 74.00%
36 Chevrolet Traverse 73.99%
37 Nissan Frontier 73.95%
38 Nissan GT-R 73.51%
39 Ram 2500 73.37%
40 Volkswagen Tiguan 73.31%
41 Volkswagen Passat 73.22%
42 Toyota Sienna 73.00%
43 Dodge Charger 73.00%
44 Toyota Yaris 72.89%
45 Ford F-350 Super Duty 72.50%
46 Nissan Versa 72.38%
47 Toyota Camry Hybrid 72.31%
48 Honda Accord Hybrid 72.17%
49 Hyundai Accent 72.13%
50 Subaru Legacy 72.00%
51 Dodge Challenger 72.00%
52 Mazda CX-9 71.96%
53 Mitsubishi Outlander 71.88%
54 Kia Rio 71.62%
55 GMC Yukon 71.55%
56 Ford Expedition 71.39%
57 Toyota Prius 71.33%
58 Dodge Durango 70.93%
59 Hyundai Elantra 70.90%
60 Kia Sportage 70.76%
61 Mazda MX-5 Miata 70.72%
62 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 70.55%
63 Mazda CX-5 70.51%
64 Ford F-450 Super Duty 70.47%
65 Volkswagen Golf 70.47%
66 GMC Terrain 70.29%
67 Ram 1500 70.28%
68 Chevrolet Tahoe 69.66%
69 Ford Edge 69.36%
70 Ford Explorer 69.35%
71 Hyundai Elantra GT 69.31%
72 Volkswagen Jetta 69.21%
73 Nissan Murano 69.13%
74 Ford Escape 68.73%
75 Ram 3500 68.66%
76 Hyundai Tucson 68.66%
77 Jeep Compass 68.63%
78 Kia Forte 68.57%
79 Dodge Journey 68.00%
80 GMC Acadia 67.96%
81 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 67.93%
82 Nissan Sentra 67.75%
83 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 67.58%
84 Ford Fusion 67.33%
85 Chevrolet Impala 67.32%
86 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 67.23%
87 Jeep Grand Cherokee 67.03%
88 Hyundai Sonata 66.59%
89 Toyota Avalon 66.04%
90 Chevrolet Suburban 65.37%
91 Nissan Rogue 65.28%
92 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 65.18%
93 Kia Sedona 65.11%
94 Chevrolet Spark 65.08%
95 Chevrolet Malibu 64.73%
96 Nissan Pathfinder 64.72%
97 Chevrolet Express 64.55%
98 Hyundai Santa Fe 64.35%
99 Chevrolet Sonic 64.21%
100 Chevrolet Equinox 63.86%
101 GMC Sierra 3500HD 63.75%
102 Nissan LEAF 63.60%
103 Nissan Armada 63.56%
104 GMC Yukon XL 63.45%
105 FIAT 500L 63.23%
106 GMC Sierra 2500HD 63.10%
107 Buick Enclave 63.00%
108 Dodge Grand Caravan 62.65%
109 Kia Sorento 62.64%
110 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 62.44%
111 Jeep Cherokee 61.80%
112 Chrysler 300 61.73%
113 Ford Transit Connect 61.63%
114 Buick Encore 61.46%
115 Nissan Maxima 61.40%
116 Mitsubishi Mirage 61.17%
117 Kia Optima 60.93%
118 Nissan Altima 60.75%
119 Kia Cadenza 58.94%
120 Nissan NV200 57.90%
121 Ford Fusion Hybrid 57.17%
122 Ford Fusion Energi 49.05%