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. 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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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. 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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15. 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.
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14. Hyundai

Hyundai's resale value is best described as middle of the road; not the worst, but nothing to write home about either. Read our analysis and view the Hyundai depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Worst Resale Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
18 Chrysler 44.26%
17 Buick 44.57%
16 FIAT 46.93%
15 Kia 48.53%
14 Hyundai 49.86%
13 Mitsubishi 50.11%
12 Nissan 50.40%
11 Ford 50.96%
10 Jeep 52.43%
9 Volkswagen 53.29%
8 Chevrolet 53.92%
7 Ram 54.37%
6 GMC 54.76%
5 Mazda 56.45%
4 Dodge 57.17%
3 Honda 57.62%
2 Toyota 57.82%
1 Subaru 59.82%

Worst Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Cars with the Worst Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
113 Nissan LEAF 30.76%
112 Kia Sedona 37.83%
111 Nissan Altima 41.87%
110 Hyundai Sonata 43.09%
109 Buick Enclave 43.55%
108 Nissan NV200 43.75%
107 Jeep Cherokee 43.93%
106 Chevrolet Traverse 43.99%
105 Nissan Sentra 44.23%
104 Chevrolet Trax 44.25%
103 Chrysler 300 44.26%
102 Chevrolet Express 44.68%
101 Kia Sportage 44.78%
100 Kia Sorento 44.97%
99 Ford Transit Connect 45.29%
98 Nissan Pathfinder 45.33%
97 Chevrolet Spark 45.36%
96 Hyundai Accent 45.38%
95 MINI Clubman 45.47%
94 Buick Encore 45.59%
93 Mitsubishi Outlander 46.91%
92 FIAT 500L 46.93%
91 GMC Acadia 47.02%
90 Ford Escape 47.27%
89 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 47.54%
88 Ford Explorer 48.28%
87 Ford Expedition 48.54%
86 Ford Edge 48.67%
85 Jeep Grand Cherokee 49.14%
84 Kia Forte 49.22%
83 Honda Odyssey 49.68%
82 Nissan Rogue 49.90%
81 Chevrolet Malibu 50.08%
80 Chevrolet Equinox 50.22%
79 Hyundai Santa Fe 50.29%
78 Nissan Murano 50.36%
77 Volkswagen Tiguan 50.79%
76 Toyota Camry 50.80%
75 Kia Optima 50.91%
74 Kia Rio 51.00%
73 Toyota Camry Hybrid 51.27%
72 Nissan Maxima 51.40%
71 GMC Terrain 51.45%
70 Jeep Compass 51.57%
69 GMC Sierra 3500HD 51.79%
68 Mazda 3 51.86%
67 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 51.93%
66 Mazda 6 52.01%
65 Dodge Charger 52.04%
64 Volkswagen Passat 52.25%
63 Ford F-350 Super Duty 52.62%
62 Hyundai Elantra 52.71%
61 Hyundai Veloster 52.72%
60 GMC Yukon XL 52.80%
59 Toyota Prius 53.31%
58 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 53.32%
57 Nissan Versa 53.65%
56 Chevrolet Suburban 54.02%
55 Ram 1500 54.37%
54 Ford F-250 Super Duty 54.75%
53 Toyota Avalon 54.75%
52 Subaru Outback 54.77%
51 Hyundai Tucson 54.94%
50 Mazda CX-5 55.11%
49 Subaru Legacy 55.49%
48 Toyota Sienna 55.81%
47 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 56.04%
46 Toyota Sequoia 56.17%
45 Mazda CX-9 56.23%
44 GMC Sierra 2500HD 56.52%
43 Ram 3500 56.71%
42 Volkswagen Jetta 56.82%
41 GMC Yukon 57.08%
40 Honda HR-V 57.46%
39 Toyota Land Cruiser 57.47%
38 Ford Mustang 57.49%
37 Ford F-450 Super Duty 57.50%
36 Nissan Titan XD 57.54%
35 Honda Pilot 57.78%
34 Nissan Titan 58.16%
33 Honda Accord 58.30%
32 Nissan 370Z 58.31%
31 Chevrolet Tahoe 58.98%
30 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 59.31%
29 Dodge Durango 59.47%
28 Subaru Forester 59.64%
27 Toyota RAV4 59.93%
26 Chevrolet Colorado 59.94%
25 Chevrolet Camaro 60.00%
24 Dodge Challenger 60.00%
23 GMC Sierra 1500 60.09%
22 GMC Canyon 60.09%
21 Nissan Frontier 60.12%
20 Nissan GT-R 60.19%
19 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 60.30%
18 Toyota 4Runner 61.00%
17 Kia Soul 61.00%
16 Honda Civic 61.13%
15 Ram 2500 61.15%
14 Mazda CX-3 61.17%
13 Ford F-150 61.17%
12 Honda CR-V 61.35%
11 Toyota Tundra 61.40%
10 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 61.65%
9 Subaru Crosstrek 61.79%
8 Toyota Corolla 62.22%
7 Mazda MX-5 Miata 62.30%
6 Subaru BRZ 62.39%
5 Chevrolet Corvette 64.67%
4 Subaru Impreza 64.85%
3 Toyota Highlander 64.98%
2 Jeep Wrangler 65.07%
1 Toyota Tacoma 71.27%