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. 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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17. 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. 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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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.

Brands with the Worst Resale After 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Resale Value
18 Chrysler 61.73%
17 Buick 62.23%
16 FIAT 63.23%
15 Mitsubishi 66.08%
14 Kia 66.70%
13 Nissan 67.36%
12 Ford 67.41%
11 Hyundai 68.66%
10 Jeep 68.83%
9 Dodge 69.32%
8 Ram 70.28%
7 Chevrolet 70.79%
6 Volkswagen 71.55%
5 GMC 73.48%
4 Mazda 73.67%
3 Toyota 74.30%
2 Honda 76.51%
1 Subaru 76.89%

Worst Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Cars with the Worst Resale After 3 Years

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
122 Ford Fusion Energi 49.05%
121 Ford Fusion Hybrid 57.17%
120 Nissan NV200 57.90%
119 Kia Cadenza 58.94%
118 Nissan Altima 60.75%
117 Kia Optima 60.93%
116 Mitsubishi Mirage 61.17%
115 Nissan Maxima 61.40%
114 Buick Encore 61.46%
113 Ford Transit Connect 61.63%
112 Chrysler 300 61.73%
111 Jeep Cherokee 61.80%
110 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 62.44%
109 Kia Sorento 62.64%
108 Dodge Grand Caravan 62.65%
107 Buick Enclave 63.00%
106 GMC Sierra 2500HD 63.10%
105 FIAT 500L 63.23%
104 GMC Yukon XL 63.45%
103 Nissan Armada 63.56%
102 Nissan LEAF 63.60%
101 GMC Sierra 3500HD 63.75%
100 Chevrolet Equinox 63.86%
99 Chevrolet Sonic 64.21%
98 Hyundai Santa Fe 64.35%
97 Chevrolet Express 64.55%
96 Nissan Pathfinder 64.72%
95 Chevrolet Malibu 64.73%
94 Chevrolet Spark 65.08%
93 Kia Sedona 65.11%
92 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 65.18%
91 Nissan Rogue 65.28%
90 Chevrolet Suburban 65.37%
89 Toyota Avalon 66.04%
88 Hyundai Sonata 66.59%
87 Jeep Grand Cherokee 67.03%
86 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 67.23%
85 Chevrolet Impala 67.32%
84 Ford Fusion 67.33%
83 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 67.58%
82 Nissan Sentra 67.75%
81 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 67.93%
80 GMC Acadia 67.96%
79 Dodge Journey 68.00%
78 Kia Forte 68.57%
77 Jeep Compass 68.63%
76 Hyundai Tucson 68.66%
75 Ram 3500 68.66%
74 Ford Escape 68.73%
73 Nissan Murano 69.13%
72 Volkswagen Jetta 69.21%
71 Hyundai Elantra GT 69.31%
70 Ford Explorer 69.35%
69 Ford Edge 69.36%
68 Chevrolet Tahoe 69.66%
67 Ram 1500 70.28%
66 GMC Terrain 70.29%
65 Volkswagen Golf 70.47%
64 Ford F-450 Super Duty 70.47%
63 Mazda CX-5 70.51%
62 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 70.55%
61 Mazda MX-5 Miata 70.72%
60 Kia Sportage 70.76%
59 Hyundai Elantra 70.90%
58 Dodge Durango 70.93%
57 Toyota Prius 71.33%
56 Ford Expedition 71.39%
55 GMC Yukon 71.55%
54 Kia Rio 71.62%
53 Mitsubishi Outlander 71.88%
52 Mazda CX-9 71.96%
51 Dodge Challenger 72.00%
50 Subaru Legacy 72.00%
49 Hyundai Accent 72.13%
48 Honda Accord Hybrid 72.17%
47 Toyota Camry Hybrid 72.31%
46 Nissan Versa 72.38%
45 Ford F-350 Super Duty 72.50%
44 Toyota Yaris 72.89%
43 Dodge Charger 73.00%
42 Toyota Sienna 73.00%
41 Volkswagen Passat 73.22%
40 Volkswagen Tiguan 73.31%
39 Ram 2500 73.37%
38 Nissan GT-R 73.51%
37 Nissan Frontier 73.95%
36 Chevrolet Traverse 73.99%
35 Toyota Sequoia 74.00%
34 Honda Accord 74.04%
33 Honda Ridgeline 74.07%
32 Nissan 370Z 74.08%
31 Toyota Land Cruiser 74.17%
30 Toyota Camry 74.37%
29 Chevrolet Corvette 74.60%
28 Subaru Outback 74.97%
27 Chevrolet Camaro 75.00%
26 Nissan Titan 75.01%
25 Kia Soul 75.06%
24 Ford Mustang 75.26%
23 Honda Fit 75.80%
22 Mazda 6 76.20%
21 Toyota Corolla 76.48%
20 Subaru Impreza 77.18%
19 Honda CR-V 77.59%
18 Jeep Wrangler 77.86%
17 Subaru Forester 78.18%
16 Toyota Tundra 78.36%
15 Honda Civic 78.39%
14 Mazda 3 78.98%
13 Toyota Highlander 79.22%
12 Honda Pilot 79.79%
11 Ford F-250 Super Duty 80.00%
10 Honda Odyssey 80.20%
9 Toyota 4Runner 81.70%
8 Chevrolet Colorado 81.87%
7 Toyota Tacoma 82.63%
6 Toyota RAV4 82.70%
5 Subaru BRZ 83.05%
4 GMC Sierra 1500 83.13%
3 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 83.80%
2 GMC Canyon 84.47%
1 Ford F-150 84.81%