Cars with the Worst 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.

Worst Brands for Resale Value After 3 Years

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18. Buick

Buy a new Buick, only if you want to say, "our family has always owned Buicks". Read our analysis and view the Buick depreciation curve here.
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17. Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi lands in the bottom quartile when it comes to value retention across just about any time span. Read our analysis and view the Mitsubishi depreciation curve here.
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16. Chrysler

Chrysler struggles in the area of resale value, ranking near the bottom of the list for the 3-, 5- and 7-year time periods. Read our analysis and view the Chrysler depreciation curve here.
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15. Kia

Kia, wouldn't want to be ya'-at least when it comes to resale value. Read our analysis and view the Kia depreciation curve here.
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14. Hyundai

Hyundai's resale value is best described as middle of the road; not the worst, but nothing to write home about either. Read our analysis and view the Hyundai depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Worst Resale After 3 Years

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

Worst Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Cars with the Worst Resale After 3 Years

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