Cars with the Best Resale Value

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.

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, consistently ranking at the top of popular brands. Read our analysis and view the Toyota depreciation curve here.
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3. Dodge

Dodge's value retention can best be described as "average", although they do better at the 5-year mark. Read our analysis and view the Dodge depreciation curve here.
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4. Honda

Honda continues to show strong value-retention results, with Top 5 finishes in all three measurement periods. Read our analysis and view the Honda depreciation curve here.
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5. Mazda

Mazda's resale values have improved, relative to their peers, and their rankings have climbed to the Top 5 range at all three time intervals. Read our analysis and view the Mazda depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Best Resale Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
1 Subaru 60.70%
2 Toyota 60.03%
3 Dodge 59.51%
4 Honda 59.22%
5 Mazda 58.81%
6 Ram 57.54%
7 Chevrolet 56.79%
8 GMC 56.57%
9 Volkswagen 55.63%
10 Jeep 54.55%
11 Hyundai 52.82%
12 Nissan 52.30%
13 Kia 51.85%
14 Mitsubishi 51.03%
15 FIAT 50.79%
16 Ford 50.38%
17 Chrysler 47.68%
18 Buick 46.68%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Cars with the Best Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
1 Toyota Tacoma 71.98%
2 Jeep Wrangler 69.14%
3 Chevrolet Corvette 66.52%
4 Toyota Highlander 65.29%
5 Mazda CX-3 65.27%
6 Toyota 4Runner 64.77%
7 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 64.75%
8 Dodge Challenger 64.40%
9 Subaru Impreza 64.20%
10 Ford F-150 64.01%
11 Toyota Corolla 63.87%
12 Toyota Tundra 63.65%
13 Toyota RAV4 63.57%
14 GMC Sierra 1500 63.27%
15 Kia Soul 63.26%
16 Honda Civic 63.13%
17 Mazda MX-5 Miata 62.57%
18 Nissan Titan 62.27%
19 Subaru BRZ 62.13%
20 Honda CR-V 62.10%
21 Chevrolet Camaro 61.92%
22 Ford Mustang 61.77%
23 Subaru Crosstrek 61.59%
24 Ram 2500 61.54%
25 Nissan Frontier 61.51%
26 Chevrolet Colorado 61.48%
27 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 61.43%
28 Chevrolet Tahoe 61.04%
29 Honda HR-V 60.90%
30 Nissan GT-R 60.86%
31 GMC Canyon 60.74%
32 Subaru Outback 60.01%
33 Honda Pilot 59.89%
34 Dodge Durango 59.60%
35 Subaru Forester 59.43%
36 Ford F-450 Super Duty 59.02%
37 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 59.00%
38 Nissan 370Z 58.87%
39 Toyota Land Cruiser 58.76%
40 Toyota Prius 58.61%
41 Honda Accord 58.43%
42 Mazda CX-9 58.20%
43 GMC Yukon 58.04%
44 Nissan Titan XD 57.99%
45 Ram 1500 57.54%
46 Mazda 3 57.50%
47 Volkswagen Jetta 57.40%
48 Toyota Sequoia 57.33%
49 Subaru Legacy 56.83%
50 GMC Sierra 2500HD 56.79%
51 Hyundai Tucson 56.72%
52 Ram 3500 56.58%
53 Toyota Sienna 56.43%
54 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 56.21%
55 Chevrolet Suburban 56.15%
56 Ford F-250 Super Duty 55.96%
57 Toyota Camry Hybrid 55.82%
58 Hyundai Veloster 55.64%
59 Volkswagen Tiguan 55.54%
60 Kia Forte 55.46%
61 Mazda CX-5 55.24%
62 Toyota Avalon 55.06%
63 Nissan Versa 54.88%
64 Kia Rio 54.81%
65 Hyundai Elantra 54.74%
66 GMC Yukon XL 54.59%
67 Ford F-350 Super Duty 54.56%
68 Dodge Charger 54.54%
69 Toyota Camry 54.26%
70 Mazda 6 54.08%
71 Chevrolet Malibu 53.97%
72 Volkswagen Passat 53.96%
73 GMC Terrain 53.25%
74 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 53.03%
75 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 53.00%
76 Kia Optima 52.61%
77 Jeep Compass 52.61%
78 GMC Sierra 3500HD 52.59%
79 Ford Edge 52.13%
80 Hyundai Accent 52.11%
81 Chevrolet Spark 52.03%
82 Chevrolet Equinox 52.00%
83 Nissan Rogue 51.52%
84 Nissan Maxima 51.42%
85 Nissan Murano 51.15%
86 Hyundai Santa Fe 50.85%
87 Honda Odyssey 50.84%
88 FIAT 500L 50.79%
89 Nissan Sentra 50.55%
90 Kia Sportage 49.93%
91 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 49.57%
92 GMC Acadia 49.54%
93 Ford Explorer 49.37%
94 Jeep Grand Cherokee 49.34%
95 Mitsubishi Outlander 49.07%
96 Ford Escape 48.76%
97 Ford Expedition 48.69%
98 Chrysler 300 47.68%
99 Chevrolet Trax 47.67%
100 Buick Encore 47.54%
101 Chevrolet Traverse 47.12%
102 Jeep Cherokee 47.10%
103 Nissan Altima 46.94%
104 Hyundai Sonata 46.86%
105 MINI Clubman 46.71%
106 Ford Transit Connect 46.38%
107 Nissan NV200 46.19%
108 Buick Enclave 45.82%
109 Nissan Pathfinder 45.45%
110 Chevrolet Express 45.43%
111 Kia Sorento 45.43%
112 Ford Fusion Hybrid 45.15%
113 Kia Sedona 41.48%
114 Ford Fusion Energi 37.18%
115 Nissan LEAF 32.67%