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, 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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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 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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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.

Brands with the Best Resale After 7 Years

Rank Brand 7 Year Resale Value
1 Toyota 49.64%
2 Subaru 49.46%
3 Honda 47.15%
4 Jeep 46.45%
5 Volkswagen 45.96%
6 Ram 44.66%
7 Mazda 44.33%
8 Hyundai 42.56%
9 Chevrolet 42.47%
10 Nissan 41.81%
11 GMC 41.41%
12 Dodge 40.67%
13 Ford 40.38%
14 Kia 39.52%
15 Mitsubishi 38.37%
16 Buick 37.40%
17 Chrysler 34.85%
18 FIAT 31.82%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 7 Years

Cars with the Best Resale After 7 Years

Rank Model 7 Year Residual Value
1 Toyota Tacoma 65.89%
2 GMC Sierra 1500 63.44%
3 Jeep Wrangler 62.86%
4 Toyota 4Runner 60.22%
5 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 60.09%
6 Nissan GT-R 57.69%
7 Subaru BRZ 57.13%
8 Toyota Corolla 56.08%
9 Toyota Tundra 56.02%
10 Nissan 370Z 55.03%
11 Subaru Impreza 54.92%
12 Toyota RAV4 53.82%
13 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 53.06%
14 Ford F-150 52.02%
15 Toyota Land Cruiser 52.00%
16 Honda Civic 51.69%
17 Toyota Highlander 51.68%
18 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 51.09%
19 Honda Ridgeline 50.90%
20 Dodge Challenger 50.86%
21 Honda CR-V 50.38%
22 Mazda MX-5 Miata 50.07%
23 Nissan Frontier 49.91%
24 Ford Mustang 49.76%
25 Kia Soul 48.73%
26 Mazda 3 48.36%
27 Volkswagen Passat 48.25%
28 Nissan Versa 48.00%
29 Chevrolet Express 48.00%
30 Ram 2500 47.92%
31 Honda Pilot 47.88%
32 Honda Accord 47.23%
33 Volkswagen Jetta 47.21%
34 Toyota Sienna 47.09%
35 Chevrolet Camaro 46.95%
36 Subaru Outback 46.67%
37 Volkswagen Golf 46.37%
38 Ford F-450 Super Duty 46.00%
39 Dodge Durango 45.60%
40 Ford F-250 Super Duty 45.59%
41 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 45.31%
42 Toyota Sequoia 45.20%
43 Hyundai Elantra GT 45.18%
44 Subaru Forester 45.16%
45 Toyota Camry 45.03%
46 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 45.02%
47 Kia Sportage 44.76%
48 Ram 1500 44.66%
49 Mazda CX-5 44.44%
50 Nissan Titan 44.40%
51 Kia Forte 44.21%
52 Ram 3500 44.17%
53 Hyundai Elantra 44.05%
54 Toyota Avalon 43.79%
55 Hyundai Veloster 43.79%
56 Nissan Rogue 43.77%
57 Hyundai Tucson 43.57%
58 Jeep Cherokee 43.37%
59 Subaru Legacy 43.34%
60 Honda Odyssey 43.20%
61 Toyota Yaris 43.11%
62 Hyundai Accent 42.79%
63 Ford Explorer 42.78%
64 Toyota Camry Hybrid 42.78%
65 Mazda 6 42.68%
66 Toyota Prius 42.26%
67 GMC Sierra 2500HD 42.21%
68 Volkswagen Tiguan 42.00%
69 Nissan Sentra 41.88%
70 Ford F-350 Super Duty 41.58%
71 GMC Sierra 3500HD 41.26%
72 Chevrolet Impala 41.06%
73 Kia Rio 40.51%
74 Jeep Compass 40.50%
75 Chevrolet Tahoe 40.41%
76 Ford Fusion 40.39%
77 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 40.17%
78 Chevrolet Spark 40.16%
79 Kia Optima 40.14%
80 Buick Encore 40.10%
81 Ford Escape 39.73%
82 Hyundai Sonata 39.67%
83 Ford Edge 39.09%
84 Jeep Grand Cherokee 39.09%
85 Nissan Armada 38.98%
86 GMC Terrain 38.93%
87 Hyundai Santa Fe 38.87%
88 Honda Accord Hybrid 38.75%
89 Mitsubishi Outlander 38.44%
90 Ford Transit Connect 38.39%
91 GMC Yukon 37.33%
92 Nissan Murano 37.25%
93 Chevrolet Malibu 37.02%
94 Dodge Charger 36.98%
95 Chevrolet Equinox 36.55%
96 Mitsubishi Mirage 36.49%
97 GMC Acadia 36.43%
98 Chevrolet Traverse 36.37%
99 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 36.28%
100 Nissan Pathfinder 36.22%
101 Ford Expedition 36.19%
102 Mazda CX-9 36.12%
103 Nissan Altima 35.75%
104 Ford Fusion Hybrid 35.54%
105 Dodge Journey 35.47%
106 Kia Sorento 35.46%
107 Chrysler 300 34.85%
108 Buick Enclave 34.71%
109 Chevrolet Sonic 34.61%
110 Chevrolet Suburban 34.53%
111 Dodge Grand Caravan 34.44%
112 Nissan Maxima 32.93%
113 Nissan NV200 32.19%
114 FIAT 500L 31.82%
115 Kia Sedona 31.67%
116 Nissan LEAF 31.28%
117 GMC Yukon XL 30.92%
118 Kia Cadenza 30.65%
119 Ford Fusion Energi 29.89%