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. FIAT

The Fiat 500 was cute when it entered the market with its high-profile celebrity endorsements, but that hasn't done the car any favors in the used vehicle market, as their resale value has fallen considerably. Read our analysis and view the FIAT 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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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. 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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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 FIAT 57.30%
17 Buick 57.95%
16 Chrysler 59.40%
15 Mitsubishi 60.83%
14 Kia 62.17%
13 Nissan 62.85%
12 Hyundai 64.18%
11 Jeep 65.04%
10 Chevrolet 65.54%
9 GMC 66.50%
8 Ford 66.91%
7 Dodge 66.99%
6 Ram 69.13%
5 Volkswagen 69.31%
4 Honda 69.37%
3 Toyota 69.41%
2 Mazda 70.25%
1 Subaru 71.50%

Worst Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Cars with the Worst Resale After 3 Years

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
115 Nissan LEAF 50.70%
114 Buick Encore 53.92%
113 Nissan NV200 54.37%
112 Kia Optima 55.00%
111 Chevrolet Express 55.76%
110 Chevrolet Trax 55.77%
109 Chevrolet Equinox 56.62%
108 Nissan Pathfinder 57.28%
107 FIAT 500L 57.30%
106 Nissan Sentra 57.88%
105 Nissan Altima 58.26%
104 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 58.31%
103 Chevrolet Malibu 59.00%
102 Chevrolet Spark 59.00%
101 Mitsubishi Mirage 59.00%
100 Chrysler 300 59.40%
99 Kia Sorento 59.44%
98 GMC Yukon XL 60.00%
97 Ford Transit Connect 60.19%
96 Kia Sedona 60.41%
95 Nissan Armada 60.49%
94 Hyundai Sonata 60.55%
93 Nissan Maxima 60.57%
92 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 61.09%
91 Nissan Murano 61.12%
90 Jeep Cherokee 61.17%
89 Buick Enclave 61.98%
88 GMC Sierra 2500HD 62.06%
87 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 62.29%
86 Mitsubishi Outlander 62.41%
85 Nissan Rogue 62.51%
84 Hyundai Tucson 63.00%
83 Jeep Grand Cherokee 63.07%
82 Ford Edge 63.18%
81 GMC Acadia 63.46%
80 GMC Terrain 63.57%
79 Toyota Prius 63.66%
78 Kia Forte 63.75%
77 Kia Soul 63.90%
76 Hyundai Elantra 64.00%
75 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 64.03%
74 Jeep Compass 64.08%
73 Toyota Avalon 64.15%
72 Chevrolet Suburban 64.23%
71 Hyundai Santa Fe 64.45%
70 Nissan 370Z 64.71%
69 Honda Ridgeline 64.81%
68 Dodge Challenger 65.00%
67 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 65.10%
66 MINI Clubman 65.12%
65 Mazda CX-5 65.21%
64 Kia Sportage 65.39%
63 Nissan GT-R 65.82%
62 Mazda CX-9 66.00%
61 Ford Expedition 66.00%
60 Nissan Titan XD 66.07%
59 Honda HR-V 66.17%
58 Honda Odyssey 66.31%
57 Toyota Camry 66.34%
56 GMC Sierra 3500HD 66.41%
55 Chevrolet Traverse 66.51%
54 Ford Escape 66.54%
53 Ford Explorer 66.84%
52 Dodge Charger 67.00%
51 Kia Rio 67.27%
50 Volkswagen Jetta 67.29%
49 Subaru Legacy 67.56%
48 Toyota Sequoia 67.69%
47 Nissan Versa 67.78%
46 Ford F-350 Super Duty 68.03%
45 Volkswagen Passat 68.08%
44 Chevrolet Corvette 68.15%
43 Chevrolet Tahoe 68.52%
42 Hyundai Accent 68.92%
41 Dodge Durango 68.96%
40 Ram 1500 69.13%
39 GMC Yukon 69.15%
38 Ford Mustang 69.26%
37 Mazda CX-3 69.39%
36 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 69.40%
35 Toyota Land Cruiser 69.83%
34 Subaru Outback 70.19%
33 Ram 2500 70.37%
32 GMC Canyon 70.39%
31 Toyota Sienna 70.49%
30 Subaru Crosstrek 70.62%
29 Toyota Camry Hybrid 70.94%
28 Ford F-450 Super Duty 71.11%
27 Toyota Highlander 71.68%
26 Honda Civic 71.80%
25 Mazda 6 71.85%
24 Jeep Wrangler 71.85%
23 Toyota 4Runner 71.86%
22 Honda Pilot 72.00%
21 Honda Accord 72.14%
20 Honda CR-V 72.35%
19 Ram 3500 72.38%
18 GMC Sierra 1500 72.45%
17 Subaru Forester 72.46%
16 Volkswagen Tiguan 72.55%
15 Toyota Corolla 73.26%
14 Subaru Impreza 73.70%
13 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 73.73%
12 Chevrolet Camaro 74.00%
11 Toyota Tundra 74.05%
10 Mazda MX-5 Miata 74.48%
9 Subaru BRZ 74.49%
8 Mazda 3 74.59%
7 Toyota RAV4 74.92%
6 Chevrolet Colorado 75.38%
5 Nissan Frontier 75.71%
4 Ford F-150 76.36%
3 Ford F-250 Super Duty 76.43%
2 Toyota Tacoma 78.82%
1 Nissan Titan 79.41%