Cars with the Worst 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.

Worst Brands for Resale Value After 5 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. 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. 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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15. 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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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 Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
18 FIAT 53.51%
17 Chrysler 53.96%
16 Mitsubishi 54.16%
15 Buick 54.98%
14 Kia 56.18%
13 Nissan 57.99%
12 Jeep 58.79%
11 Hyundai 59.51%
10 Volkswagen 60.68%
9 Ford 60.71%
8 GMC 60.95%
7 Chevrolet 62.12%
6 Mazda 64.08%
5 Honda 64.37%
4 Dodge 64.52%
3 Ram 64.56%
2 Toyota 64.71%
1 Subaru 65.92%

Worst Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Cars with the Worst Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
116 Nissan LEAF 34.15%
115 Nissan NV200 45.33%
114 Chevrolet Express 47.07%
113 Mitsubishi Mirage 50.10%
112 Jeep Cherokee 50.71%
111 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 51.11%
110 Kia Sedona 51.54%
109 Kia Rio 52.34%
108 Kia Sorento 52.52%
107 Nissan Sentra 52.64%
106 Mitsubishi Outlander 52.87%
105 Kia Optima 53.19%
104 FIAT 500L 53.51%
103 GMC Yukon XL 53.58%
102 Chevrolet Trax 53.71%
101 Chevrolet Spark 53.80%
100 Ford Transit Connect 53.94%
99 Chrysler 300 53.96%
98 Chevrolet Equinox 53.98%
97 Buick Encore 54.28%
96 Jeep Grand Cherokee 54.69%
95 Hyundai Sonata 55.02%
94 Chevrolet Traverse 55.29%
93 Buick Enclave 55.68%
92 Nissan Altima 55.76%
91 Nissan Pathfinder 56.00%
90 GMC Sierra 2500HD 56.99%
89 Kia Sportage 57.20%
88 Nissan Versa 57.31%
87 Hyundai Santa Fe 57.89%
86 MINI Clubman 57.92%
85 Ford Edge 58.03%
84 Honda Odyssey 58.19%
83 Ram 3500 58.23%
82 Ford Escape 58.39%
81 Volkswagen Tiguan 58.56%
80 Nissan Armada 58.57%
79 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 58.63%
78 Nissan Maxima 58.93%
77 Nissan 370Z 58.94%
76 Chevrolet Malibu 58.98%
75 Toyota Avalon 58.99%
74 Nissan Murano 59.00%
73 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 59.06%
72 Honda Ridgeline 59.08%
71 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 59.51%
70 Ford Explorer 59.54%
69 Toyota Prius 59.73%
68 Hyundai Veloster 59.81%
67 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 59.88%
66 Jeep Compass 60.04%
65 GMC Terrain 60.39%
64 Hyundai Accent 60.41%
63 GMC Sierra 3500HD 60.54%
62 Volkswagen Jetta 60.63%
61 Ford Expedition 60.65%
60 Toyota Camry 60.82%
59 Hyundai Tucson 60.85%
58 Mazda CX-9 61.04%
57 Subaru Legacy 61.48%
56 Mazda 3 61.78%
55 GMC Acadia 61.80%
54 Dodge Challenger 62.10%
53 Nissan Titan XD 62.37%
52 GMC Yukon 62.39%
51 Toyota Camry Hybrid 62.55%
50 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 62.58%
49 Nissan Rogue 62.69%
48 Mazda 6 62.71%
47 Kia Soul 62.84%
46 Volkswagen Passat 62.84%
45 Honda Accord 62.93%
44 Ford Mustang 62.97%
43 Toyota 4Runner 63.01%
42 Hyundai Elantra 63.09%
41 Mazda CX-5 63.25%
40 Chevrolet Suburban 63.49%
39 Kia Forte 63.63%
38 GMC Sierra 1500 63.77%
37 GMC Canyon 63.77%
36 Subaru Forester 63.88%
35 Nissan GT-R 64.40%
34 Ram 2500 64.50%
33 Ram 1500 64.56%
32 Subaru BRZ 64.68%
31 Toyota Sienna 64.72%
30 Honda Pilot 65.16%
29 Dodge Charger 65.49%
28 Ford F-350 Super Duty 65.55%
27 Honda HR-V 65.73%
26 Chevrolet Tahoe 65.82%
25 Toyota Sequoia 65.91%
24 Dodge Durango 65.97%
23 Ford F-450 Super Duty 66.28%
22 Toyota Land Cruiser 66.59%
21 Toyota RAV4 66.86%
20 Chevrolet Corvette 66.88%
19 Subaru Outback 67.64%
18 Mazda MX-5 Miata 67.81%
17 Toyota Corolla 67.83%
16 Mazda CX-3 67.90%
15 Subaru Impreza 68.38%
14 Ford F-250 Super Duty 69.26%
13 Subaru Crosstrek 69.49%
12 Honda CR-V 69.51%
11 Jeep Wrangler 69.71%
10 Nissan Frontier 69.82%
9 Honda Civic 69.97%
8 Chevrolet Colorado 70.18%
7 Toyota Tundra 70.41%
6 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 70.51%
5 Chevrolet Camaro 70.64%
4 Toyota Highlander 70.94%
3 Ford F-150 71.48%
2 Nissan Titan 74.00%
1 Toyota Tacoma 78.63%