Depreciation Rankings - Popular Brands and Vehicles with the Worst 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.

Bottom 5 Popular Brands for 3 Year Resale Value

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18. Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi lands in the bottom quartile when it comes to value retention across just about any time span, but is ranked last at year 3. Read our analysis and view the Mitsubishi depreciation curve here.
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16. 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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15. Chrysler

Chryslers struggle 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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14. 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.

All Popular Brand Resale Value Rankings after 3 Years

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

Bottom 25 Popular Models for 3 Year Resale Value

Resale Value Rankings after 3 Years for All Popular Vehicles

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