Depreciation Rankings - Popular Brands and Vehicles with the Best Resale Value after 7 Years

About our Rankings

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.

We have been analyzing millions of car listings and other automotive data points for years to ensure that we provide you with proven data that you can rely upon to make informed decisions. As the advocate of car buyers, we believe that transparency is what consumers need, and deserve, and we have provided you just that. The overall brand rankings are just below. Click here for the individual models.

Top 5 Popular Brands for 7 Year Resale Value

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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. Honda

Honda continues to show strong value-retention results, with third place (#3) finishes in both the 3-year and 5-year results, as well as an impressive #2 standing in the long-term 7-year standings. Read our analysis and view the Honda depreciation curve here.
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3. Toyota

Toyota as a brand, does very well in maintaining its value, ranking 2nd in 3 and 5 years, and 3rd at 7 years of ownership. Read our analysis and view the Toyota depreciation curve here.
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4. Jeep

In the sport utility market, Jeep is the #1 brand for value retention at the 5-year mark, and ranks #5 overall of all popular brands. Read our analysis and view the Jeep depreciation curve here.
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5. Volkswagen

Even though they finally had to re-retire the Beetle, Volkswagen scored in the top half of vehicle manufacturers for value retention after 5 years, with the Volkswagen Golf leading the way among Volkswagen's stable of models. Read our analysis and view the Volkswagen depreciation curve here.

All Popular Brand Resale Value Rankings after 7 Years

Rank Brand 7 Year Residual Value
1 Subaru 44.74%
2 Honda 44.39%
3 Toyota 44.25%
4 Jeep 42.63%
5 Volkswagen 41.91%
6 Hyundai 39.81%
7 Ram 39.80%
8 Kia 39.34%
9 Nissan 37.91%
10 Chevrolet 37.72%
11 Mazda 37.56%
12 Ford 36.23%
13 GMC 36.19%
14 Dodge 35.52%
15 Buick 33.77%
16 Mitsubishi 33.39%
17 Chrysler 32.05%

Top 25 Popular Models for 7 Year Resale Value

Resale Value Rankings after 7 Years for All Popular Vehicles

Rank Model 7 Year Residual Value
1 Toyota Tacoma 61.06%
2 Jeep Wrangler 59.38%
3 Chevrolet Corvette 56.85%
4 Nissan GT-R 56.70%
5 Toyota Corolla 52.88%
6 Toyota 4Runner 52.61%
7 Subaru BRZ 51.77%
8 Subaru Impreza 51.75%
9 Honda Fit 51.34%
10 Toyota RAV4 51.08%
11 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 50.55%
12 GMC Sierra 1500 50.36%
13 Ford F-150 49.70%
14 Nissan 370Z 49.11%
15 Toyota Tundra 47.31%
16 Honda CR-V 47.26%
17 Toyota Land Cruiser 47.25%
18 Ford Mustang 47.16%
19 Volkswagen Golf 46.95%
20 Ram 2500 46.73%
21 Honda Civic 46.68%
22 Mazda MX-5 Miata 46.39%
23 Nissan Frontier 46.22%
24 Dodge Challenger 46.01%
25 Ford F-450 Super Duty 45.00%
26 Nissan Versa 44.82%
27 Honda Accord 44.39%
28 Toyota Highlander 44.20%
29 Ram 3500 43.79%
30 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 43.63%
31 Kia Soul 43.56%
32 Honda Ridgeline 43.54%
33 Chevrolet Camaro 43.49%
34 Volkswagen Jetta 43.30%
35 Kia Sportage 42.64%
36 Hyundai Elantra 42.60%
37 Volkswagen Passat 42.37%
38 Chevrolet Express 41.91%
39 Hyundai Elantra GT 41.70%
40 Toyota Camry 41.63%
41 Toyota Sienna 41.60%
42 Honda Pilot 41.55%
43 Ford F-350 Super Duty 41.25%
44 Hyundai Tucson 41.15%
45 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 41.08%
46 Subaru Outback 41.05%
47 Toyota Avalon 40.41%
48 Ford F-250 Super Duty 40.36%
49 Toyota Camry Hybrid 40.20%
50 Nissan Titan 40.02%
51 Kia Rio 39.82%
52 Ram 1500 39.80%
53 GMC Sierra 2500HD 39.65%
54 Hyundai Accent 39.50%
55 Subaru Forester 39.19%
56 Hyundai Veloster 39.05%
57 Dodge Durango 39.00%
58 Kia Optima 38.49%
59 Toyota Sequoia 38.48%
60 Nissan Sentra 38.30%
61 Kia Forte 38.28%
62 Mazda CX-5 38.27%
63 Hyundai Santa Fe 37.79%
64 Ford Explorer 37.57%
65 Subaru Legacy 37.16%
66 Toyota Prius 37.14%
67 Chevrolet Tahoe 37.08%
68 Ford Transit Connect 36.95%
69 Hyundai Sonata 36.91%
70 Buick Encore 36.89%
71 Mazda 3 36.73%
72 Jeep Compass 36.57%
73 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 36.31%
74 Toyota Yaris 36.07%
75 Honda Odyssey 35.98%
76 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 35.93%
77 GMC Yukon 35.82%
78 Chevrolet Spark 35.19%
79 Volkswagen Tiguan 35.02%
80 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 35.00%
81 Nissan Altima 34.91%
82 Nissan Rogue 34.76%
83 GMC Acadia 34.50%
84 Ford Fusion 34.19%
85 Nissan Armada 33.82%
86 Dodge Charger 33.51%
87 Nissan Pathfinder 33.46%
88 Ford Expedition 33.44%
89 Mazda CX-9 33.41%
90 GMC Terrain 33.30%
91 Ford Escape 33.29%
92 Kia Sorento 33.26%
93 Chevrolet Malibu 33.07%
94 Chevrolet Suburban 32.99%
95 Mazda 6 32.98%
96 Ford Edge 32.84%
97 Chevrolet Sonic 32.17%
98 Chrysler 300 32.05%
99 Jeep Grand Cherokee 31.94%
100 Chevrolet Equinox 31.86%
101 Nissan Maxima 31.48%
102 Chevrolet Impala 31.23%
103 Ford Fusion Hybrid 30.94%
104 Nissan Murano 30.79%
105 Buick Enclave 30.66%
106 Mitsubishi Outlander 30.47%
107 Chevrolet Traverse 30.43%
108 Dodge Journey 29.79%
109 Dodge Grand Caravan 29.27%
110 Nissan NV200 28.89%
111 GMC Sierra 3500HD 28.27%
112 Nissan LEAF 27.44%
113 GMC Yukon XL 26.95%
114 Ford Fusion Energi 26.20%