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. 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. 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.
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15. 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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14. 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.

Brands with the Worst Resale Value

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

Worst Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Cars with the Worst Resale Value

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