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. 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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16. 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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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. Ford

Ford's resale values are all over the map when you look out across the manufacturer's full lineup of vehicles. Read our analysis and view the Ford depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Worst Resale After 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Resale Value
18 Buick 61.13%
17 Chrysler 61.35%
16 FIAT 61.43%
15 Mitsubishi 63.02%
14 Ford 64.81%
13 Nissan 65.10%
12 Kia 65.91%
11 Hyundai 66.90%
10 Jeep 67.14%
9 Chevrolet 68.12%
8 GMC 68.49%
7 Dodge 69.01%
6 Ram 69.57%
5 Volkswagen 70.80%
4 Toyota 71.67%
3 Honda 71.90%
2 Mazda 73.16%
1 Subaru 74.79%

Worst Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Cars with the Worst Resale After 3 Years

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
117 Ford Fusion Energi 45.81%
116 Nissan LEAF 51.24%
115 Ford Fusion Hybrid 55.37%
114 Nissan NV200 56.25%
113 Chevrolet Express 56.67%
112 Buick Encore 58.51%
111 Nissan Altima 59.53%
110 Nissan Pathfinder 59.92%
109 Chevrolet Trax 59.98%
108 Kia Optima 60.43%
107 Mitsubishi Mirage 60.45%
106 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 60.62%
105 GMC Yukon XL 61.00%
104 Jeep Cherokee 61.17%
103 Ford Transit Connect 61.21%
102 Chevrolet Equinox 61.22%
101 Chrysler 300 61.35%
100 FIAT 500L 61.43%
99 Nissan Maxima 61.59%
98 Kia Sorento 61.73%
97 Nissan Sentra 62.28%
96 Nissan Armada 62.36%
95 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 62.57%
94 Chevrolet Spark 63.48%
93 Chevrolet Malibu 63.74%
92 Buick Enclave 63.76%
91 Hyundai Sonata 63.83%
90 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 63.95%
89 GMC Terrain 64.00%
88 Hyundai Tucson 64.00%
87 Jeep Grand Cherokee 64.38%
86 GMC Sierra 2500HD 64.46%
85 Kia Sedona 64.58%
84 Nissan Rogue 64.86%
83 Nissan Murano 64.99%
82 Dodge Challenger 65.00%
81 Toyota Avalon 65.16%
80 Honda Ridgeline 65.23%
79 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 65.65%
78 Hyundai Santa Fe 65.66%
77 Mitsubishi Outlander 66.04%
76 Chevrolet Suburban 66.12%
75 Ford Escape 66.53%
74 GMC Acadia 67.00%
73 Kia Sportage 67.14%
72 Nissan GT-R 67.17%
71 MINI Clubman 67.19%
70 Ford Edge 67.21%
69 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 67.30%
68 GMC Sierra 3500HD 67.45%
67 Kia Forte 67.53%
66 Volkswagen Jetta 67.81%
65 Toyota Prius 67.97%
64 Mazda CX-5 68.34%
63 Ford Explorer 68.46%
62 Nissan 370Z 68.74%
61 Chevrolet Tahoe 68.78%
60 Nissan Titan XD 68.88%
59 Jeep Compass 68.90%
58 Honda Odyssey 68.95%
57 Ford F-350 Super Duty 69.20%
56 Mazda CX-9 69.20%
55 Ram 1500 69.57%
54 Kia Soul 69.72%
53 Chevrolet Corvette 69.79%
52 Hyundai Elantra 69.86%
51 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 70.02%
50 Toyota Sequoia 70.12%
49 Ford Expedition 70.17%
48 Kia Rio 70.23%
47 Ford Mustang 70.40%
46 Toyota Land Cruiser 70.45%
45 Subaru Legacy 70.49%
44 Chevrolet Traverse 70.50%
43 GMC Yukon 70.88%
42 Toyota Camry Hybrid 70.90%
41 Dodge Charger 71.00%
40 Dodge Durango 71.04%
39 Toyota Camry 71.07%
38 Hyundai Accent 71.17%
37 Honda HR-V 71.53%
36 Volkswagen Passat 71.55%
35 Ford F-450 Super Duty 72.23%
34 Honda Accord 72.54%
33 Nissan Versa 72.56%
32 Ram 2500 72.62%
31 Volkswagen Tiguan 73.04%
30 Toyota 4Runner 73.20%
29 GMC Canyon 73.38%
28 Ram 3500 73.90%
27 Toyota Corolla 74.00%
26 Jeep Wrangler 74.13%
25 Toyota Sienna 74.23%
24 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 74.32%
23 Honda CR-V 74.36%
22 Subaru Outback 74.61%
21 Subaru Impreza 74.63%
20 Honda Civic 74.64%
19 GMC Sierra 1500 74.71%
18 Mazda 3 74.73%
17 Mazda CX-3 74.95%
16 Mazda 6 75.37%
15 Subaru Crosstrek 75.38%
14 Chevrolet Colorado 75.42%
13 Nissan Frontier 75.65%
12 Toyota Highlander 75.70%
11 Chevrolet Camaro 76.00%
10 Honda Pilot 76.05%
9 Subaru Forester 76.16%
8 Mazda MX-5 Miata 76.38%
7 Toyota RAV4 76.66%
6 Toyota Tundra 77.23%
5 Subaru BRZ 77.50%
4 Ford F-250 Super Duty 77.81%
3 Ford F-150 78.15%
2 Nissan Titan 80.44%
1 Toyota Tacoma 82.02%