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. 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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4. 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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5. 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.

Brands with the Best Resale After 7 Years

Rank Brand 7 Year Resale Value
1 Toyota 48.82%
2 Subaru 48.66%
3 Ram 46.41%
4 Honda 46.33%
5 Jeep 46.09%
6 Mazda 45.20%
7 Dodge 43.67%
8 Volkswagen 43.22%
9 Hyundai 42.77%
10 Chevrolet 42.53%
11 Nissan 40.88%
12 Kia 39.93%
13 Ford 39.41%
14 GMC 38.64%
15 Mitsubishi 37.97%
16 Buick 36.50%
17 Chrysler 34.49%
18 FIAT 31.72%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 7 Years

Cars with the Best Resale After 7 Years

Rank Model 7 Year Residual Value
1 Jeep Wrangler 62.73%
2 Toyota Tacoma 60.83%
3 Chevrolet Corvette 59.96%
4 Nissan GT-R 57.48%
5 Toyota Tundra 57.03%
6 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 55.74%
7 Mazda MX-5 Miata 55.70%
8 Toyota Corolla 55.13%
9 Subaru Impreza 54.47%
10 Toyota 4Runner 54.28%
11 Nissan 370Z 54.23%
12 Subaru BRZ 53.63%
13 GMC Sierra 1500 52.03%
14 Nissan Frontier 51.30%
15 Toyota Highlander 51.26%
16 Honda Civic 51.15%
17 Toyota Land Cruiser 51.03%
18 Ford F-150 50.67%
19 Toyota RAV4 49.95%
20 Subaru Crosstrek 49.78%
21 Honda CR-V 49.66%
22 Nissan Titan 49.52%
23 Dodge Challenger 49.37%
24 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 49.30%
25 Ford F-450 Super Duty 49.00%
26 Ram 3500 48.77%
27 Kia Soul 48.14%
28 Mazda 3 47.76%
29 Ram 2500 47.41%
30 Ford F-250 Super Duty 47.34%
31 Honda Pilot 47.10%
32 Honda Accord 46.87%
33 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 46.82%
34 Toyota Sienna 46.80%
35 Subaru Outback 46.43%
36 Ram 1500 46.41%
37 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 46.39%
38 Ford Mustang 46.38%
39 Toyota Sequoia 46.29%
40 Chevrolet Camaro 46.25%
41 Honda Ridgeline 46.05%
42 Dodge Durango 44.88%
43 Volkswagen Jetta 44.79%
44 Toyota Camry 44.71%
45 Volkswagen Passat 44.67%
46 Subaru Forester 44.55%
47 GMC Sierra 2500HD 44.50%
48 Hyundai Santa Fe 44.34%
49 Chevrolet Express 44.14%
50 Toyota Avalon 43.93%
51 Kia Sportage 43.88%
52 Hyundai Elantra 43.61%
53 Toyota Camry Hybrid 43.60%
54 Nissan Rogue 43.53%
55 Mazda CX-5 43.41%
56 Nissan Versa 43.23%
57 Hyundai Accent 43.07%
58 Subaru Legacy 43.07%
59 Hyundai Tucson 43.05%
60 Hyundai Veloster 43.02%
61 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 43.01%
62 Mazda 6 42.89%
63 Kia Forte 42.87%
64 Jeep Cherokee 42.57%
65 Ford Explorer 42.49%
66 Toyota Prius 40.97%
67 Nissan Sentra 40.57%
68 Ford Transit Connect 40.43%
69 Ford F-350 Super Duty 40.38%
70 Kia Rio 40.36%
71 Volkswagen Tiguan 40.21%
72 Jeep Compass 40.14%
73 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 39.98%
74 Chevrolet Tahoe 39.63%
75 Kia Optima 39.56%
76 Hyundai Sonata 39.50%
77 Buick Encore 39.01%
78 Chevrolet Spark 38.95%
79 Ford Escape 38.94%
80 Jeep Grand Cherokee 38.93%
81 Nissan Armada 38.65%
82 Ford Edge 37.99%
83 Mitsubishi Outlander 37.80%
84 GMC Sierra 3500HD 37.65%
85 GMC Terrain 37.45%
86 Honda Odyssey 37.15%
87 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 37.13%
88 GMC Yukon 37.13%
89 Dodge Charger 36.76%
90 Chevrolet Traverse 36.23%
91 Mazda CX-9 36.22%
92 Mitsubishi Mirage 36.12%
93 Chevrolet Malibu 36.10%
94 GMC Acadia 35.96%
95 Chevrolet Equinox 35.82%
96 Ford Expedition 35.57%
97 Nissan Pathfinder 35.43%
98 Nissan Altima 35.34%
99 Kia Sorento 34.54%
100 Chrysler 300 34.49%
101 Ford Fusion Hybrid 34.23%
102 Chevrolet Suburban 34.08%
103 Buick Enclave 33.99%
104 Nissan Murano 33.78%
105 Nissan Maxima 33.08%
106 Nissan NV200 32.62%
107 FIAT 500L 31.72%
108 GMC Yukon XL 30.62%
109 Kia Sedona 30.13%
110 Ford Fusion Energi 28.02%
111 Nissan LEAF 23.60%