Cars with the Best Resale After 7 Years

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 7 Years

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1. 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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2. 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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3. 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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4. Volkswagen

Even though they finally had to re-retire the Beetle, Volkswagen scored in the top half of vehicle manufacturers for value retention after 3, 5, and 7 years. Read our analysis and view the Volkswagen 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 After 7 Years

Rank Brand 7 Year Resale Value
1 Toyota 66.86%
2 Subaru 65.48%
3 Honda 65.05%
4 Volkswagen 64.42%
5 Mazda 63.78%
6 Kia 62.36%
7 Hyundai 61.46%
8 Chevrolet 60.92%
9 Nissan 59.80%
10 Jeep 57.79%
11 Dodge 57.63%
12 GMC 57.21%
13 Mitsubishi 56.86%
14 Ford 56.13%
15 Ram 55.98%
16 Chrysler 50.72%
17 Buick 48.31%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 7 Years

Cars with the Best Resale After 7 Years

Rank Model 7 Year Residual Value
1 Chevrolet Corvette 78.00%
2 Toyota Tacoma 77.19%
3 Honda Civic 75.97%
4 Toyota Corolla 75.00%
5 Kia Soul 74.00%
6 Mazda 3 73.15%
7 Toyota RAV4 73.08%
8 Chevrolet Spark 72.87%
9 GMC Sierra 1500 72.51%
10 Nissan GT-R 72.00%
11 Toyota 4Runner 71.75%
12 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 71.00%
13 Mazda MX-5 Miata 70.80%
14 Honda CR-V 70.15%
15 Ford Mustang 70.05%
16 Subaru Impreza 69.78%
17 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 69.62%
18 Jeep Wrangler 69.16%
19 Nissan Titan 68.33%
20 Kia Forte 68.29%
21 Hyundai Elantra 68.13%
22 Volkswagen Jetta 67.77%
23 Toyota Prius 67.73%
24 GMC Canyon 67.50%
25 Hyundai Accent 67.40%
26 Ford F-450 Super Duty 67.14%
27 Subaru Crosstrek 67.01%
28 Ford F-150 66.94%
29 Toyota Highlander 66.53%
30 Kia Rio 66.06%
31 Hyundai Veloster 65.90%
32 Chevrolet Camaro 65.66%
33 Chevrolet Colorado 65.11%
34 Honda Accord 64.74%
35 Toyota Camry 64.20%
36 Nissan Versa 64.19%
37 Subaru Outback 63.67%
38 Subaru Forester 63.47%
39 Subaru Legacy 63.46%
40 Ford F-250 Super Duty 63.37%
41 Dodge Challenger 63.19%
42 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 62.97%
43 Nissan Rogue 62.85%
44 Toyota Sienna 62.72%
45 Toyota Tundra 62.02%
46 Nissan Frontier 61.73%
47 Hyundai Tucson 61.35%
48 Dodge Durango 61.11%
49 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 61.10%
50 Volkswagen Tiguan 61.08%
51 Ram 2500 61.07%
52 Nissan Sentra 61.04%
53 Mazda CX-5 60.82%
54 Mitsubishi Mirage 60.29%
55 GMC Sierra 3500HD 59.00%
56 Ford F-350 Super Duty 58.63%
57 Nissan Murano 58.29%
58 Jeep Compass 58.23%
59 Ram 3500 58.23%
60 Kia Sportage 58.01%
61 Toyota Avalon 57.93%
62 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 57.82%
63 Honda Pilot 57.63%
64 Toyota Sequoia 57.32%
65 Chevrolet Trax 57.16%
66 Chevrolet Malibu 57.00%
67 Honda Odyssey 56.75%
68 Chevrolet Tahoe 56.07%
69 Ram 1500 55.98%
70 GMC Sierra 2500HD 55.69%
71 Hyundai Sonata 55.29%
72 Ford Edge 55.12%
73 Jeep Cherokee 54.89%
74 GMC Yukon 54.67%
75 Ford Escape 54.32%
76 Ford Transit Connect 53.74%
77 Buick Encore 53.45%
78 Chevrolet Equinox 53.10%
79 GMC Terrain 52.98%
80 Nissan Altima 52.85%
81 Mitsubishi Outlander 52.47%
82 Chevrolet Express 52.21%
83 Chevrolet Suburban 50.99%
84 Chrysler 300 50.72%
85 Hyundai Santa Fe 50.68%
86 Mazda CX-9 50.35%
87 GMC Yukon XL 49.71%
88 Nissan Armada 48.99%
89 Jeep Grand Cherokee 48.89%
90 Dodge Charger 48.60%
91 Ford Explorer 48.56%
92 Nissan LEAF 47.71%
93 GMC Acadia 45.88%
94 Kia Sorento 45.44%
95 Chevrolet Traverse 44.56%
96 Ford Expedition 44.18%
97 Buick Enclave 43.17%