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. Ram

The Ram brand does OK, relative to other popular vehicle brands, in retaining its value. Read our analysis and view the Ram depreciation curve here.
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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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.

Brands with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Resale Value
1 Subaru 78.08%
2 Ram 77.78%
3 Mazda 76.41%
4 Toyota 74.98%
5 Honda 73.42%
6 Volkswagen 73.27%
7 Ford 72.01%
8 Jeep 71.36%
9 GMC 71.07%
10 FIAT 69.45%
11 Chevrolet 68.99%
12 Dodge 68.75%
13 Nissan 68.24%
14 Hyundai 66.18%
15 Kia 65.64%
16 Chrysler 65.32%
17 Mitsubishi 64.33%
18 Buick 61.66%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Cars with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
1 Toyota RAV4 82.62%
2 Mazda MX-5 Miata 82.29%
3 Subaru Forester 81.40%
4 GMC Sierra 1500 81.14%
5 Toyota Tacoma 81.00%
6 Subaru Outback 80.58%
7 Toyota Tundra 79.46%
8 Nissan Titan 79.43%
9 Toyota Avalon 79.40%
10 Mazda 6 79.16%
11 Ford F-150 78.98%
12 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 78.89%
13 Ford F-250 Super Duty 78.84%
14 Subaru Impreza 78.71%
15 Jeep Compass 78.55%
16 Nissan Frontier 78.49%
17 Ram 3500 78.38%
18 GMC Yukon 78.22%
19 Subaru BRZ 77.83%
20 Ram 1500 77.78%
21 Mazda 3 77.47%
22 Honda Civic 77.18%
23 Toyota Highlander 77.16%
24 Honda Accord 77.07%
25 Chevrolet Traverse 77.04%
26 Ram 2500 76.62%
27 Chevrolet Colorado 76.54%
28 Subaru Legacy 76.28%
29 Chevrolet Camaro 76.13%
30 Jeep Wrangler 75.85%
31 Mazda CX-5 75.83%
32 Volkswagen Tiguan 75.79%
33 Toyota Land Cruiser 75.74%
34 Mazda CX-3 75.58%
35 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 75.30%
36 Chevrolet Corvette 75.20%
37 Toyota Sienna 75.05%
38 Ford F-450 Super Duty 74.14%
39 GMC Canyon 74.07%
40 Toyota Camry Hybrid 74.04%
41 Honda Pilot 74.00%
42 Volkswagen Passat 73.77%
43 Subaru Crosstrek 73.66%
44 Honda CR-V 73.35%
45 MINI Clubman 73.12%
46 Ford Edge 73.11%
47 Toyota Corolla 73.00%
48 Honda Odyssey 72.84%
49 Toyota Camry 72.73%
50 Ford Mustang 72.57%
51 GMC Sierra 3500HD 72.41%
52 Toyota 4Runner 72.13%
53 Ford F-350 Super Duty 72.03%
54 Ford Escape 71.79%
55 GMC Sierra 2500HD 71.70%
56 Toyota Sequoia 71.65%
57 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 71.61%
58 Honda HR-V 71.58%
59 Toyota Prius 71.43%
60 Nissan Titan XD 71.35%
61 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 71.34%
62 Nissan 370Z 71.25%
63 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 71.11%
64 Nissan Murano 71.07%
65 Kia Soul 71.04%
66 Ford Transit Connect 70.90%
67 Dodge Durango 70.66%
68 Nissan Altima 70.28%
69 Volkswagen Jetta 70.25%
70 Kia Rio 70.00%
71 Kia Forte 69.57%
72 FIAT 500L 69.45%
73 Nissan GT-R 69.24%
74 Nissan Versa 69.04%
75 Chevrolet Tahoe 68.84%
76 Dodge Charger 68.73%
77 Hyundai Accent 68.64%
78 Ford Explorer 68.39%
79 Ford Expedition 68.30%
80 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 68.17%
81 Kia Sportage 68.17%
82 Mazda CX-9 68.15%
83 Honda Ridgeline 67.89%
84 Mitsubishi Outlander 67.63%
85 Jeep Grand Cherokee 67.58%
86 Chevrolet Suburban 67.48%
87 GMC Acadia 67.37%
88 Hyundai Santa Fe 67.15%
89 Dodge Challenger 66.86%
90 Hyundai Sonata 66.67%
91 Hyundai Elantra 66.22%
92 Nissan Maxima 65.59%
93 Chrysler 300 65.32%
94 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 65.22%
95 Hyundai Tucson 64.89%
96 Nissan Sentra 64.59%
97 Nissan Pathfinder 64.51%
98 Nissan Rogue 64.23%
99 Buick Enclave 63.99%
100 Nissan Armada 63.85%
101 GMC Terrain 63.81%
102 Hyundai Veloster 63.51%
103 Kia Sedona 63.48%
104 Jeep Cherokee 63.45%
105 Chevrolet Express 62.19%
106 GMC Yukon XL 61.79%
107 Nissan NV200 61.73%
108 Kia Sorento 61.58%
109 Chevrolet Spark 61.31%
110 Chevrolet Malibu 61.04%
111 Chevrolet Equinox 60.83%
112 Mitsubishi Mirage 60.15%
113 Buick Encore 59.32%
114 Nissan LEAF 58.99%
115 Kia Optima 55.64%
116 Chevrolet Trax 55.58%