Depreciation Rankings - Popular Brands and Vehicles with the Best Resale Value after 3 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.

Top 5 Popular Brands for 3 Year Resale Value

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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. 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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3. 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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4. 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.
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5. 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.

All Popular Brand Resale Value Rankings after 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Residual Value
1 Subaru 71.41%
2 Toyota 68.83%
3 Honda 68.65%
4 GMC 68.02%
5 Mazda 67.25%
6 Chevrolet 66.99%
7 Volkswagen 65.57%
8 Ram 64.99%
9 Dodge 63.29%
10 Jeep 62.84%
11 Nissan 62.51%
12 Ford 61.46%
13 Hyundai 60.82%
14 Kia 60.16%
15 Chrysler 58.70%
16 Buick 58.25%
17 FIAT 57.80%
18 Mitsubishi 56.79%

Top 25 Popular Models for 3 Year Resale Value

Resale Value Rankings after 3 Years for All Popular Vehicles

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
1 GMC Canyon 80.35%
2 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 80.23%
3 Toyota Tacoma 78.76%
4 Ford F-150 78.16%
5 GMC Sierra 1500 77.26%
6 Chevrolet Colorado 77.25%
7 Toyota RAV4 76.29%
8 Toyota Highlander 75.53%
9 Toyota 4Runner 75.20%
10 Subaru BRZ 74.37%
11 Chevrolet Camaro 72.99%
12 Nissan Frontier 72.73%
13 Ford F-250 Super Duty 72.66%
14 Subaru Impreza 72.55%
15 Honda Civic 72.52%
16 Honda Fit 72.43%
17 Jeep Wrangler 72.42%
18 Toyota Tundra 72.15%
19 Honda CR-V 71.62%
20 Subaru Forester 71.34%
21 Dodge Charger 71.14%
22 Nissan Titan 70.96%
23 Chevrolet Corvette 70.92%
24 Toyota Land Cruiser 70.85%
25 Toyota Corolla 70.84%
26 Mazda 3 70.77%
27 Ford Mustang 70.46%
28 Subaru Outback 70.38%
29 Ford F-350 Super Duty 69.62%
30 Nissan GT-R 69.40%
31 Toyota Sequoia 69.40%
32 Honda Odyssey 69.11%
33 Honda Pilot 69.06%
34 Dodge Challenger 68.96%
35 Honda Ridgeline 68.51%
36 Volkswagen Jetta 68.15%
37 Toyota Sienna 67.96%
38 Chevrolet Tahoe 67.85%
39 Hyundai Tucson 67.83%
40 Toyota Prius 67.73%
41 Volkswagen Golf 67.46%
42 Mazda CX-5 67.30%
43 Nissan 370Z 67.30%
44 Mazda 6 66.83%
45 GMC Acadia 66.74%
46 Hyundai Elantra 66.40%
47 Nissan Murano 66.30%
48 Mazda CX-9 66.21%
49 Subaru Legacy 66.04%
50 Chevrolet Impala 66.03%
51 Kia Forte 66.03%
52 Honda Accord 65.93%
53 Nissan Versa 65.88%
54 Toyota Camry Hybrid 65.81%
55 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 65.77%
56 Volkswagen Passat 65.60%
57 Dodge Durango 65.52%
58 Ford F-450 Super Duty 65.42%
59 Chevrolet Suburban 65.27%
60 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 65.20%
61 Toyota Camry 65.16%
62 Mazda MX-5 Miata 65.13%
63 Ram 1500 64.99%
64 Chevrolet Malibu 64.80%
65 Kia Soul 64.68%
66 Ford Edge 64.50%
67 GMC Terrain 64.38%
68 Ford Expedition 64.19%
69 GMC Yukon 63.98%
70 Toyota Avalon 63.78%
71 Kia Sportage 63.58%
72 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 63.54%
73 Nissan Sentra 63.48%
74 Kia Rio 63.33%
75 Ford Explorer 63.25%
76 Ford Escape 63.13%
77 Ford Fusion 62.92%
78 Chevrolet Equinox 62.84%
79 Nissan Armada 62.73%
80 Hyundai Accent 62.39%
81 Jeep Compass 62.10%
82 Ram 2500 61.94%
83 Nissan Maxima 61.92%
84 Nissan Rogue 61.45%
85 Volkswagen Tiguan 61.06%
86 Chevrolet Traverse 61.06%
87 Hyundai Veloster 60.98%
88 Kia Optima 60.94%
89 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 60.56%
90 Honda Accord Hybrid 60.05%
91 Nissan Pathfinder 60.03%
92 Jeep Grand Cherokee 59.34%
93 Toyota Yaris 59.13%
94 Buick Enclave 58.88%
95 Chevrolet Spark 58.78%
96 Chrysler 300 58.70%
97 FIAT 500L 57.80%
98 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 57.73%
99 Buick Encore 57.62%
100 Jeep Cherokee 57.51%
101 Hyundai Elantra GT 57.48%
102 GMC Sierra 3500HD 57.47%
103 Mitsubishi Outlander 57.46%
104 Nissan Altima 57.08%
105 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 56.93%
106 GMC Sierra 2500HD 56.75%
107 Kia Sorento 56.63%
108 Hyundai Sonata 56.25%
109 Chevrolet Sonic 55.84%
110 Dodge Journey 55.50%
111 GMC Yukon XL 55.39%
112 Dodge Grand Caravan 55.35%
113 Ram 3500 54.71%
114 Kia Sedona 54.52%
115 Hyundai Santa Fe 54.42%
116 Ford Transit Connect 53.49%
117 Mitsubishi Mirage 52.36%
118 Ford Fusion Hybrid 52.34%
119 Kia Cadenza 51.56%
120 Nissan NV200 51.43%
121 Chevrolet Express 51.06%
122 Nissan LEAF 44.49%
123 Ford Fusion Energi 42.11%