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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.

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Worst Brands for Resale Value After 3 Years

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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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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. Nissan

The Nissan brand generally falls to the middle of the pack when it comes to value retention, posting so-so results across the 3-, 5- and 7-year time horizons. Read our analysis and view the Nissan depreciation curve here.
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14. GMC

GMC ranks well in value retention among full-sized trucks and SUVs, and the brand is helped by not having any sedans or hatchbacks, which tend to lower other brands' ratings. Read our analysis and view the GMC depreciation curve here.
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13. 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
17 Buick 81.69%
16 Chrysler 82.79%
15 Nissan 85.08%
14 GMC 85.10%
13 Kia 85.36%
12 Jeep 86.43%
11 Hyundai 86.50%
10 Chevrolet 86.65%
9 Ford 87.03%
8 Toyota 87.31%
7 Mitsubishi 87.75%
6 Ram 87.90%
5 Volkswagen 88.30%
4 Mazda 88.70%
3 Honda 88.78%
2 Dodge 89.38%
1 Subaru 91.58%

Worst Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Cars with the Worst Resale After 3 Years

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
103 GMC Yukon XL 73.03%
102 Nissan Armada 73.18%
101 Chevrolet Tahoe 77.08%
100 Chevrolet Suburban 78.62%
99 Nissan Maxima 79.67%
98 GMC Yukon 79.83%
97 Jeep Grand Cherokee 80.00%
96 Kia Sorento 80.22%
95 Nissan Murano 80.25%
94 Buick Enclave 80.75%
93 Dodge Challenger 81.84%
92 Mitsubishi Outlander 82.00%
91 Ford Mustang 82.14%
90 Jeep Cherokee 82.55%
89 Buick Encore 82.63%
88 Chrysler 300 82.79%
87 Nissan Rogue 82.97%
86 Hyundai Accent 83.28%
85 Mazda CX-9 83.47%
84 Hyundai Elantra 83.97%
83 Honda HR-V 84.00%
82 GMC Sierra 2500HD 84.36%
81 Chevrolet Equinox 84.51%
80 Ford Escape 84.78%
79 Kia Forte 84.86%
78 Kia Soul 84.95%
77 Chevrolet Trax 84.98%
76 Toyota RAV4 85.00%
75 Toyota Corolla 85.00%
74 Nissan LEAF 85.00%
73 Hyundai Tucson 85.00%
72 Honda Insight 85.00%
71 GMC Terrain 85.49%
70 Nissan Titan 85.59%
69 Volkswagen Jetta 85.76%
68 Chevrolet Malibu 85.83%
67 Ford Expedition 85.87%
66 Nissan GT-R 85.94%
65 Toyota Sienna 86.00%
64 Toyota Sequoia 86.00%
63 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 86.00%
62 Hyundai Santa Fe 86.04%
61 Toyota Avalon 86.27%
60 Toyota Tundra 87.00%
59 Toyota Camry 87.00%
58 Subaru Impreza 87.00%
57 Kia Sportage 87.00%
56 Honda CR-V 87.00%
55 Honda Pilot 87.04%
54 Nissan Sentra 87.16%
53 Ford Edge 87.49%
52 Ford Transit Connect 87.57%
51 Toyota Highlander 87.65%
50 Ram 1500 87.90%
49 Subaru Outback 88.00%
48 Nissan Versa 88.00%
47 Chevrolet Colorado 88.00%
46 Chevrolet Camaro 88.00%
45 Chevrolet Express 88.01%
44 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 88.40%
43 GMC Canyon 88.88%
42 Toyota Prius 89.00%
41 Toyota 4Runner 89.00%
40 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 89.17%
39 Ford F-150 89.36%
38 Kia Rio 89.77%
37 Jeep Wrangler 89.95%
36 GMC Acadia 89.96%
35 Mazda 3 89.98%
34 Hyundai Veloster 90.00%
33 Honda Civic 90.00%
32 Mazda MX-5 Miata 90.48%
31 Nissan Frontier 90.57%
30 Hyundai Sonata 90.71%
29 Volkswagen Tiguan 90.83%
28 Mazda CX-5 90.86%
27 Ram 3500 90.92%
26 Nissan Titan XD 90.98%
25 MINI Clubman 91.00%
24 Honda Odyssey 91.00%
23 Ford F-350 Super Duty 91.00%
22 Ford F-250 Super Duty 91.00%
21 Chevrolet Corvette 91.51%
20 Nissan Altima 91.62%
19 Ram 2500 91.78%
18 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 91.97%
17 Honda Accord 92.00%
16 Ford Explorer 92.00%
15 Toyota Tacoma 92.47%
14 Subaru Legacy 92.49%
13 Dodge Durango 92.51%
12 Chevrolet Spark 93.00%
11 Chevrolet Traverse 93.23%
10 Jeep Compass 93.24%
9 GMC Sierra 1500 93.41%
8 Dodge Charger 93.78%
7 Subaru Crosstrek 94.00%
6 Honda Ridgeline 94.22%
5 Mitsubishi Mirage 95.26%
4 GMC Sierra 3500HD 95.44%
3 Ford F-450 Super Duty 95.47%
2 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 96.28%
1 Subaru Forester 96.40%