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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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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. Jeep

When looking at Jeep resale values, it really depends on which Jeep you are looking to purchase. Read our analysis and view the Jeep depreciation curve here.
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14. Ram

The Ram brand does OK, relative to other popular vehicle brands, in retaining its value. Read our analysis and view the Ram depreciation curve here.
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13. 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 Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
17 Buick 63.15%
16 Chrysler 64.84%
15 Jeep 68.42%
14 Ram 68.53%
13 Ford 69.37%
12 Nissan 69.95%
11 GMC 70.38%
10 Dodge 70.97%
9 Hyundai 71.56%
8 Mitsubishi 71.61%
7 Chevrolet 72.74%
6 Kia 74.74%
5 Mazda 76.98%
4 Honda 77.17%
3 Volkswagen 77.54%
2 Toyota 77.61%
1 Subaru 78.65%

Worst Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Cars with the Worst Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
102 Nissan LEAF 55.55%
101 Hyundai Santa Fe 56.70%
100 GMC Yukon XL 56.85%
99 Kia Sorento 60.26%
98 Buick Enclave 60.95%
97 Chevrolet Traverse 61.09%
96 Jeep Grand Cherokee 62.05%
95 Ford Explorer 62.83%
94 Jeep Cherokee 62.92%
93 Ford Expedition 63.14%
92 Nissan Armada 63.82%
91 Chevrolet Suburban 64.73%
90 GMC Yukon 64.77%
89 Chrysler 300 64.84%
88 Nissan Altima 64.99%
87 Hyundai Sonata 65.13%
86 Buick Encore 65.35%
85 Ford Edge 65.78%
84 GMC Sierra 3500HD 66.16%
83 Chevrolet Trax 66.29%
82 Nissan Maxima 66.30%
81 GMC Sierra 2500HD 66.35%
80 Chevrolet Tahoe 66.58%
79 Dodge Charger 68.32%
78 Mazda CX-9 68.36%
77 Ram 1500 68.53%
76 Chevrolet Equinox 68.53%
75 Nissan Titan XD 68.81%
74 Mitsubishi Outlander 68.93%
73 Ford Escape 69.24%
72 MINI Clubman 69.34%
71 GMC Terrain 69.50%
70 GMC Acadia 69.56%
69 Nissan Murano 69.83%
68 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 69.92%
67 Kia Sportage 70.64%
66 Dodge Challenger 70.86%
65 Jeep Compass 70.99%
64 Honda Ridgeline 71.42%
63 Ram 3500 71.61%
62 Volkswagen Tiguan 71.82%
61 Nissan Titan 72.00%
60 Toyota Tundra 72.27%
59 Nissan Rogue 72.30%
58 Toyota Sequoia 72.43%
57 Chevrolet Malibu 72.56%
56 Ford Transit Connect 72.63%
55 Honda Odyssey 72.64%
54 Mitsubishi Mirage 72.86%
53 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 73.03%
52 Honda Pilot 73.07%
51 Toyota Avalon 73.13%
50 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 73.29%
49 Dodge Durango 73.73%
48 Chevrolet Spark 74.68%
47 Mazda CX-5 74.81%
46 Nissan GT-R 75.00%
45 Hyundai Veloster 75.60%
44 Subaru Legacy 75.75%
43 Toyota Camry 75.78%
42 Ford F-150 75.99%
41 Ford Mustang 76.00%
40 Ram 2500 76.12%
39 Subaru Outback 76.41%
38 Nissan Versa 76.45%
37 Toyota Sienna 76.53%
36 Hyundai Tucson 76.94%
35 Hyundai Accent 77.00%
34 Nissan Frontier 77.05%
33 Nissan Sentra 77.34%
32 Jeep Wrangler 77.73%
31 Hyundai Elantra 78.00%
30 Honda HR-V 78.00%
29 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 78.00%
28 GMC Sierra 1500 78.03%
27 Subaru Forester 78.07%
26 Ford F-450 Super Duty 78.48%
25 Honda Accord 78.70%
24 Toyota RAV4 79.00%
23 Toyota Corolla 79.00%
22 Kia Soul 79.00%
21 Kia Forte 79.00%
20 Toyota Highlander 79.41%
19 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 79.45%
18 Chevrolet Express 80.41%
17 Toyota 4Runner 80.64%
16 Mazda MX-5 Miata 80.65%
15 Ford F-350 Super Duty 80.83%
14 Subaru Impreza 81.00%
13 Subaru Crosstrek 82.00%
12 Chevrolet Corvette 82.00%
11 Chevrolet Colorado 82.26%
10 Honda CR-V 82.35%
9 Toyota Tacoma 82.58%
8 Ford F-250 Super Duty 82.81%
7 Toyota Prius 82.90%
6 Volkswagen Jetta 83.26%
5 Chevrolet Camaro 83.47%
4 GMC Canyon 83.55%
3 Honda Civic 84.00%
2 Mazda 3 84.09%
1 Kia Rio 84.81%