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. 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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2. 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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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. Dodge

Dodge's value retention can best be described as "average", although they do better at the 5-year mark. Read our analysis and view the Dodge depreciation curve here.
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5. Chevrolet

Chevrolet ranked consistently in the middle of all brands we reviewed. Read our analysis and view the Chevrolet depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Best Resale After 7 Years

Rank Brand 7 Year Resale Value
1 Subaru 52.55%
2 Toyota 51.75%
3 Honda 50.47%
4 Dodge 48.40%
5 Chevrolet 48.20%
6 GMC 48.11%
7 Ram 47.76%
8 Jeep 47.57%
9 Ford 46.61%
10 Mazda 46.37%
11 Nissan 44.50%
12 Hyundai 44.46%
13 Volkswagen 42.55%
14 Mitsubishi 41.79%
15 Kia 40.85%
16 Chrysler 39.01%
17 Buick 38.67%
18 FIAT 35.67%

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 65.09%
2 Toyota Tacoma 64.08%
3 Jeep Wrangler 62.04%
4 Ford F-150 58.20%
5 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 57.57%
6 Subaru Impreza 57.37%
7 Toyota 4Runner 57.27%
8 Subaru Crosstrek 56.48%
9 Toyota Highlander 56.47%
10 Toyota Tundra 56.16%
11 Nissan GT-R 56.09%
12 GMC Sierra 1500 55.78%
13 Honda Civic 55.27%
14 Dodge Challenger 54.92%
15 Subaru BRZ 54.84%
16 Nissan 370Z 54.84%
17 Toyota Land Cruiser 54.36%
18 Toyota Corolla 53.77%
19 Honda CR-V 53.72%
20 Mazda MX-5 Miata 53.70%
21 Ford F-250 Super Duty 53.59%
22 Chevrolet Tahoe 53.56%
23 GMC Canyon 53.28%
24 Toyota RAV4 53.06%
25 Subaru Outback 52.65%
26 Chevrolet Camaro 52.54%
27 Ford Mustang 52.47%
28 Nissan Titan 52.20%
29 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 52.09%
30 Ram 2500 51.92%
31 Nissan Frontier 51.62%
32 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 51.47%
33 Honda Accord 51.29%
34 Chevrolet Colorado 51.00%
35 GMC Sierra 2500HD 50.86%
36 Toyota Sequoia 50.11%
37 GMC Yukon 50.09%
38 Honda Pilot 50.08%
39 Toyota Sienna 49.91%
40 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 49.84%
41 Ford F-450 Super Duty 49.53%
42 Nissan Murano 49.52%
43 Toyota Camry Hybrid 48.99%
44 Dodge Durango 48.66%
45 Ram 3500 48.61%
46 Kia Soul 48.43%
47 Subaru Forester 48.40%
48 Mazda 3 48.29%
49 Hyundai Tucson 48.12%
50 Ford Edge 48.00%
51 Ram 1500 47.76%
52 Toyota Camry 47.74%
53 GMC Yukon XL 47.49%
54 Toyota Avalon 47.29%
55 Chevrolet Suburban 47.08%
56 GMC Sierra 3500HD 46.90%
57 Mazda 6 46.31%
58 Volkswagen Tiguan 46.17%
59 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 45.75%
60 Subaru Legacy 45.55%
61 Mazda CX-5 45.41%
62 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 45.34%
63 Nissan Versa 45.31%
64 Ford F-350 Super Duty 45.11%
65 Chevrolet Spark 44.93%
66 Jeep Cherokee 44.33%
67 Hyundai Santa Fe 44.29%
68 Hyundai Elantra 44.26%
69 Chevrolet Malibu 44.04%
70 Nissan Rogue 44.02%
71 Mitsubishi Outlander 44.02%
72 Hyundai Accent 44.00%
73 Chevrolet Express 44.00%
74 Nissan Sentra 43.98%
75 Hyundai Veloster 43.70%
76 Ford Explorer 43.62%
77 Toyota Prius 43.52%
78 Kia Optima 43.29%
79 Kia Sportage 43.28%
80 Nissan Armada 43.26%
81 Jeep Compass 42.88%
82 Hyundai Sonata 42.38%
83 Kia Forte 42.04%
84 Honda Odyssey 41.99%
85 Ford Escape 41.92%
86 Dodge Charger 41.61%
87 Ford Transit Connect 41.42%
88 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 41.40%
89 GMC Terrain 41.29%
90 Jeep Grand Cherokee 41.04%
91 Kia Rio 40.91%
92 Volkswagen Jetta 40.77%
93 GMC Acadia 40.76%
94 Volkswagen Passat 40.72%
95 Ford Expedition 40.67%
96 Buick Encore 39.72%
97 Nissan Pathfinder 39.39%
98 Chrysler 300 39.01%
99 Chevrolet Equinox 38.62%
100 Nissan NV200 38.58%
101 Mazda CX-9 38.14%
102 Chevrolet Trax 37.97%
103 Chevrolet Traverse 37.76%
104 Buick Enclave 37.62%
105 Mitsubishi Mirage 36.02%
106 FIAT 500L 35.67%
107 Nissan Altima 35.66%
108 Kia Sorento 35.08%
109 Kia Sedona 32.90%
110 Nissan LEAF 24.01%