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.

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. Mazda

Mazda's resale values have improved, relative to their peers, and their rankings have climbed to the Top 5 range at all three time intervals. Read our analysis and view the Mazda depreciation curve here.
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3. Toyota

Toyota as a brand, does very well in maintaining its value, consistently ranking at the top of popular brands. Read our analysis and view the Toyota depreciation curve here.
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4. Honda

Honda continues to show strong value-retention results, with Top 5 finishes in all three measurement periods. Read our analysis and view the Honda depreciation curve here.
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5. Volkswagen

Even though they finally had to re-retire the Beetle, Volkswagen scored in the top half of vehicle manufacturers for value retention after 3, 5, and 7 years. Read our analysis and view the Volkswagen depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Resale Value
1 Subaru 71.50%
2 Mazda 70.25%
3 Toyota 69.41%
4 Honda 69.37%
5 Volkswagen 69.31%
6 Ram 69.13%
7 Dodge 66.99%
8 Ford 66.91%
9 GMC 66.50%
10 Chevrolet 65.54%
11 Jeep 65.04%
12 Hyundai 64.18%
13 Nissan 62.85%
14 Kia 62.17%
15 Mitsubishi 60.83%
16 Chrysler 59.40%
17 Buick 57.95%
18 FIAT 57.30%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Cars with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
1 Nissan Titan 79.41%
2 Toyota Tacoma 78.82%
3 Ford F-250 Super Duty 76.43%
4 Ford F-150 76.36%
5 Nissan Frontier 75.71%
6 Chevrolet Colorado 75.38%
7 Toyota RAV4 74.92%
8 Mazda 3 74.59%
9 Subaru BRZ 74.49%
10 Mazda MX-5 Miata 74.48%
11 Toyota Tundra 74.05%
12 Chevrolet Camaro 74.00%
13 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 73.73%
14 Subaru Impreza 73.70%
15 Toyota Corolla 73.26%
16 Volkswagen Tiguan 72.55%
17 Subaru Forester 72.46%
18 GMC Sierra 1500 72.45%
19 Ram 3500 72.38%
20 Honda CR-V 72.35%
21 Honda Accord 72.14%
22 Honda Pilot 72.00%
23 Toyota 4Runner 71.86%
24 Jeep Wrangler 71.85%
25 Mazda 6 71.85%
26 Honda Civic 71.80%
27 Toyota Highlander 71.68%
28 Ford F-450 Super Duty 71.11%
29 Toyota Camry Hybrid 70.94%
30 Subaru Crosstrek 70.62%
31 Toyota Sienna 70.49%
32 GMC Canyon 70.39%
33 Ram 2500 70.37%
34 Subaru Outback 70.19%
35 Toyota Land Cruiser 69.83%
36 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 69.40%
37 Mazda CX-3 69.39%
38 Ford Mustang 69.26%
39 GMC Yukon 69.15%
40 Ram 1500 69.13%
41 Dodge Durango 68.96%
42 Hyundai Accent 68.92%
43 Chevrolet Tahoe 68.52%
44 Chevrolet Corvette 68.15%
45 Volkswagen Passat 68.08%
46 Ford F-350 Super Duty 68.03%
47 Nissan Versa 67.78%
48 Toyota Sequoia 67.69%
49 Subaru Legacy 67.56%
50 Volkswagen Jetta 67.29%
51 Kia Rio 67.27%
52 Dodge Charger 67.00%
53 Ford Explorer 66.84%
54 Ford Escape 66.54%
55 Chevrolet Traverse 66.51%
56 GMC Sierra 3500HD 66.41%
57 Toyota Camry 66.34%
58 Honda Odyssey 66.31%
59 Honda HR-V 66.17%
60 Nissan Titan XD 66.07%
61 Ford Expedition 66.00%
62 Mazda CX-9 66.00%
63 Nissan GT-R 65.82%
64 Kia Sportage 65.39%
65 Mazda CX-5 65.21%
66 MINI Clubman 65.12%
67 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 65.10%
68 Dodge Challenger 65.00%
69 Honda Ridgeline 64.81%
70 Nissan 370Z 64.71%
71 Hyundai Santa Fe 64.45%
72 Chevrolet Suburban 64.23%
73 Toyota Avalon 64.15%
74 Jeep Compass 64.08%
75 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 64.03%
76 Hyundai Elantra 64.00%
77 Kia Soul 63.90%
78 Kia Forte 63.75%
79 Toyota Prius 63.66%
80 GMC Terrain 63.57%
81 GMC Acadia 63.46%
82 Ford Edge 63.18%
83 Jeep Grand Cherokee 63.07%
84 Hyundai Tucson 63.00%
85 Nissan Rogue 62.51%
86 Mitsubishi Outlander 62.41%
87 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 62.29%
88 GMC Sierra 2500HD 62.06%
89 Buick Enclave 61.98%
90 Jeep Cherokee 61.17%
91 Nissan Murano 61.12%
92 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 61.09%
93 Nissan Maxima 60.57%
94 Hyundai Sonata 60.55%
95 Nissan Armada 60.49%
96 Kia Sedona 60.41%
97 Ford Transit Connect 60.19%
98 GMC Yukon XL 60.00%
99 Kia Sorento 59.44%
100 Chrysler 300 59.40%
101 Mitsubishi Mirage 59.00%
102 Chevrolet Spark 59.00%
103 Chevrolet Malibu 59.00%
104 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 58.31%
105 Nissan Altima 58.26%
106 Nissan Sentra 57.88%
107 FIAT 500L 57.30%
108 Nissan Pathfinder 57.28%
109 Chevrolet Equinox 56.62%
110 Chevrolet Trax 55.77%
111 Chevrolet Express 55.76%
112 Kia Optima 55.00%
113 Nissan NV200 54.37%
114 Buick Encore 53.92%
115 Nissan LEAF 50.70%