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. 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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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. 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 74.79%
2 Mazda 73.16%
3 Honda 71.90%
4 Toyota 71.67%
5 Volkswagen 70.80%
6 Ram 69.57%
7 Dodge 69.01%
8 GMC 68.49%
9 Chevrolet 68.12%
10 Jeep 67.14%
11 Hyundai 66.90%
12 Kia 65.91%
13 Nissan 65.10%
14 Ford 64.81%
15 Mitsubishi 63.02%
16 FIAT 61.43%
17 Chrysler 61.35%
18 Buick 61.13%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Cars with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
1 Toyota Tacoma 82.02%
2 Nissan Titan 80.44%
3 Ford F-150 78.15%
4 Ford F-250 Super Duty 77.81%
5 Subaru BRZ 77.50%
6 Toyota Tundra 77.23%
7 Toyota RAV4 76.66%
8 Mazda MX-5 Miata 76.38%
9 Subaru Forester 76.16%
10 Honda Pilot 76.05%
11 Chevrolet Camaro 76.00%
12 Toyota Highlander 75.70%
13 Nissan Frontier 75.65%
14 Chevrolet Colorado 75.42%
15 Subaru Crosstrek 75.38%
16 Mazda 6 75.37%
17 Mazda CX-3 74.95%
18 Mazda 3 74.73%
19 GMC Sierra 1500 74.71%
20 Honda Civic 74.64%
21 Subaru Impreza 74.63%
22 Subaru Outback 74.61%
23 Honda CR-V 74.36%
24 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 74.32%
25 Toyota Sienna 74.23%
26 Jeep Wrangler 74.13%
27 Toyota Corolla 74.00%
28 Ram 3500 73.90%
29 GMC Canyon 73.38%
30 Toyota 4Runner 73.20%
31 Volkswagen Tiguan 73.04%
32 Ram 2500 72.62%
33 Nissan Versa 72.56%
34 Honda Accord 72.54%
35 Ford F-450 Super Duty 72.23%
36 Volkswagen Passat 71.55%
37 Honda HR-V 71.53%
38 Hyundai Accent 71.17%
39 Toyota Camry 71.07%
40 Dodge Durango 71.04%
41 Dodge Charger 71.00%
42 Toyota Camry Hybrid 70.90%
43 GMC Yukon 70.88%
44 Chevrolet Traverse 70.50%
45 Subaru Legacy 70.49%
46 Toyota Land Cruiser 70.45%
47 Ford Mustang 70.40%
48 Kia Rio 70.23%
49 Ford Expedition 70.17%
50 Toyota Sequoia 70.12%
51 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 70.02%
52 Hyundai Elantra 69.86%
53 Chevrolet Corvette 69.79%
54 Kia Soul 69.72%
55 Ram 1500 69.57%
56 Mazda CX-9 69.20%
57 Ford F-350 Super Duty 69.20%
58 Honda Odyssey 68.95%
59 Jeep Compass 68.90%
60 Nissan Titan XD 68.88%
61 Chevrolet Tahoe 68.78%
62 Nissan 370Z 68.74%
63 Ford Explorer 68.46%
64 Mazda CX-5 68.34%
65 Toyota Prius 67.97%
66 Volkswagen Jetta 67.81%
67 Kia Forte 67.53%
68 GMC Sierra 3500HD 67.45%
69 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 67.30%
70 Ford Edge 67.21%
71 MINI Clubman 67.19%
72 Nissan GT-R 67.17%
73 Kia Sportage 67.14%
74 GMC Acadia 67.00%
75 Ford Escape 66.53%
76 Chevrolet Suburban 66.12%
77 Mitsubishi Outlander 66.04%
78 Hyundai Santa Fe 65.66%
79 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 65.65%
80 Honda Ridgeline 65.23%
81 Toyota Avalon 65.16%
82 Dodge Challenger 65.00%
83 Nissan Murano 64.99%
84 Nissan Rogue 64.86%
85 Kia Sedona 64.58%
86 GMC Sierra 2500HD 64.46%
87 Jeep Grand Cherokee 64.38%
88 Hyundai Tucson 64.00%
89 GMC Terrain 64.00%
90 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 63.95%
91 Hyundai Sonata 63.83%
92 Buick Enclave 63.76%
93 Chevrolet Malibu 63.74%
94 Chevrolet Spark 63.48%
95 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 62.57%
96 Nissan Armada 62.36%
97 Nissan Sentra 62.28%
98 Kia Sorento 61.73%
99 Nissan Maxima 61.59%
100 FIAT 500L 61.43%
101 Chrysler 300 61.35%
102 Chevrolet Equinox 61.22%
103 Ford Transit Connect 61.21%
104 Jeep Cherokee 61.17%
105 GMC Yukon XL 61.00%
106 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 60.62%
107 Mitsubishi Mirage 60.45%
108 Kia Optima 60.43%
109 Chevrolet Trax 59.98%
110 Nissan Pathfinder 59.92%
111 Nissan Altima 59.53%
112 Buick Encore 58.51%
113 Chevrolet Express 56.67%
114 Nissan NV200 56.25%
115 Ford Fusion Hybrid 55.37%
116 Nissan LEAF 51.24%
117 Ford Fusion Energi 45.81%