Cars with the Best Resale Value

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.

Best Brands for Resale Value After 5 Years

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1. Subaru

Subaru ranks first (#1) in retained value after 3, 5 and 7 years of ownership. Read our analysis and view the Subaru depreciation curve here.
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2. Toyota

Toyota as a brand, does very well in maintaining its value, ranking 2nd in 3 and 5 years, and 3rd at 7 years of ownership. Read our analysis and view the Toyota depreciation curve here.
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3. Honda

Honda continues to show strong value-retention results, with third place (#3) finishes in both the 3-year and 5-year results, as well as an impressive #2 standing in the long-term 7-year standings. Read our analysis and view the Honda depreciation curve here.
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4. GMC

GMC ranks #1 in value retention among full-sized trucks and SUVs, and #4 overall of all popular vehicle manufacturers. Read our analysis and view the GMC depreciation curve here.
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5. Jeep

In the sport utility market, Jeep is the #1 brand for value retention at the 5-year mark, and ranks #5 overall of all popular brands. Read our analysis and view the Jeep depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Best Resale Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
1 Subaru 55.84%
2 Toyota 55.06%
3 Honda 53.55%
4 GMC 53.12%
5 Jeep 51.84%
6 Chevrolet 50.78%
7 Volkswagen 49.69%
8 Mazda 49.62%
9 Ram 49.62%
10 Nissan 48.32%
11 Dodge 47.81%
12 Hyundai 47.34%
13 Ford 46.38%
14 Mitsubishi 46.06%
15 Kia 44.61%
16 Chrysler 43.34%
17 Buick 41.79%
18 FIAT 40.50%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Cars with the Best Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
1 Toyota Tacoma 70.60%
2 Jeep Wrangler 70.32%
3 GMC Sierra 1500 69.12%
4 Chevrolet Corvette 67.21%
5 Toyota 4Runner 66.70%
6 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 64.56%
7 Ford F-150 63.58%
8 Subaru BRZ 61.57%
9 Nissan GT-R 61.00%
10 Toyota RAV4 60.93%
11 GMC Canyon 60.34%
12 Toyota Corolla 59.72%
13 Dodge Challenger 59.64%
14 Toyota Highlander 59.37%
15 Ford Mustang 59.05%
16 Honda CR-V 58.94%
17 Toyota Tundra 58.56%
18 Honda Civic 58.30%
19 Nissan 370Z 57.31%
20 Subaru Impreza 56.77%
21 Kia Soul 56.43%
22 Honda Fit 56.37%
23 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 56.32%
24 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 56.15%
25 Chevrolet Camaro 56.08%
26 Subaru Outback 54.99%
27 Chevrolet Tahoe 54.80%
28 Volkswagen Golf 54.43%
29 Dodge Durango 54.06%
30 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 53.92%
31 Mazda 3 53.67%
32 Nissan Frontier 53.31%
33 Toyota Land Cruiser 53.09%
34 Toyota Sienna 52.75%
35 Subaru Forester 52.54%
36 Honda Accord 52.53%
37 Mazda MX-5 Miata 52.46%
38 Nissan Titan 52.29%
39 Honda Pilot 52.15%
40 GMC Yukon 52.04%
41 Toyota Yaris 51.66%
42 Nissan Murano 51.55%
43 Toyota Sequoia 51.35%
44 Kia Forte 51.26%
45 Subaru Legacy 51.04%
46 Chevrolet Colorado 50.83%
47 Toyota Camry 50.68%
48 Ford F-250 Super Duty 50.64%
49 Honda Odyssey 50.45%
50 Ram 2500 50.27%
51 Hyundai Tucson 50.23%
52 Nissan Rogue 50.06%
53 Mazda 6 50.00%
54 Ram 1500 49.62%
55 Nissan Versa 49.47%
56 Hyundai Veloster 49.45%
57 Ford Edge 49.40%
58 Toyota Camry Hybrid 49.20%
59 Chevrolet Express 49.00%
60 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 48.97%
61 Toyota Prius 48.94%
62 Hyundai Elantra GT 48.81%
63 Volkswagen Tiguan 48.73%
64 GMC Yukon XL 48.73%
65 Chevrolet Suburban 48.63%
66 Hyundai Elantra 48.59%
67 GMC Sierra 2500HD 48.57%
68 Ford F-350 Super Duty 48.48%
69 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 48.41%
70 Mazda CX-5 48.25%
71 Kia Sportage 48.09%
72 Volkswagen Jetta 47.96%
73 Toyota Avalon 47.93%
74 Ram 3500 47.85%
75 Chevrolet Spark 47.77%
76 Volkswagen Passat 47.65%
77 Hyundai Accent 47.57%
78 Nissan Sentra 47.54%
79 Jeep Cherokee 47.10%
80 Kia Rio 47.07%
81 Nissan Armada 46.72%
82 Ford F-450 Super Duty 46.51%
83 Mitsubishi Outlander 46.46%
84 Chevrolet Impala 46.20%
85 Honda Accord Hybrid 46.11%
86 GMC Terrain 46.02%
87 Jeep Compass 45.76%
88 Ford Escape 45.57%
89 Hyundai Sonata 45.13%
90 Chevrolet Equinox 44.57%
91 Chevrolet Malibu 44.45%
92 Ford Explorer 44.39%
93 Jeep Grand Cherokee 44.17%
94 Dodge Charger 44.16%
95 Kia Optima 43.78%
96 Mazda CX-9 43.74%
97 Buick Encore 43.73%
98 Ford Fusion 43.69%
99 Chrysler 300 43.34%
100 Mitsubishi Mirage 43.30%
101 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 43.21%
102 GMC Sierra 3500HD 43.00%
103 GMC Acadia 42.46%
104 Chevrolet Traverse 42.40%
105 Ford Fusion Hybrid 42.32%
106 Chevrolet Sonic 41.81%
107 Ford Expedition 41.65%
108 Hyundai Santa Fe 41.62%
109 Nissan Pathfinder 41.34%
110 Ford Transit Connect 41.29%
111 Dodge Grand Caravan 41.03%
112 Nissan Altima 40.53%
113 FIAT 500L 40.50%
114 Dodge Journey 40.15%
115 Buick Enclave 39.85%
116 Nissan NV200 39.19%
117 Kia Sorento 38.51%
118 Nissan LEAF 37.83%
119 Kia Cadenza 36.84%
120 Kia Sedona 34.94%
121 Ford Fusion Energi 32.81%