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Ranking the Best Luxury Cars by Value Rating

The CarEdge Value Rating is determined by using a proprietary algorithm that compares the average purchase price of a new model to its future resale value and ongoing maintenance, repair, and insurance costs. The CarEdge Value Rating provides vehicle shoppers with an unbiased and candid financial assessment of whether a new vehicle model is likely to be a good or bad investment, relative to over 200 other models.

While the CarEdge Value Rating does not measure the qualitative aspects of models, such as ride comfort, styling and handling, a model's resale value will reflect its overall attractiveness in the used vehicle market, which takes into consideration all of these qualities. Importantly, the CarEdge Value Rating does not grade specific trim levels or specific used vehicles, but instead, assesses the model as a whole, and should be used as a guide in which to conduct further research.

New automobiles are rarely money-making investments, but smart vehicle shoppers can minimize their vehicle costs by choosing cars and trucks that better hold their value and are less costly to maintain. Visit our Research pages to learn more about the resale value and costs of the models that interest you.

Luxury Cars with the Best Value Ratings

The Best Luxury Cars by Value Rating

Rank Model Value Rating
1 Porsche 911 A+
2 Lexus ES 350 A
3 Mercedes-Benz G-Class A-
4 Lexus RX 350 A-
6 Lexus IS 350 B
7 Lexus GS 350 B
8 Lexus LX 570 B
9 Acura MDX B
10 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class B
11 Tesla Model S B
12 Tesla Model X B-
13 Porsche 718 Boxster B-
14 Acura RDX B-
15 Acura TLX B-
16 Tesla Model 3 B-
17 Lexus GX 460 B-
18 Cadillac XT5 C+
19 Acura ILX C+
20 Lexus NX 300 C+
21 Cadillac CT5 C+
22 Audi Q3 C+
23 Audi TT C+
24 Cadillac CT4 C
25 Audi S4 C
26 BMW M5 C
27 Audi A4 C
28 Cadillac Escalade C
30 Jaguar F-TYPE C
31 Audi A5 C-
32 BMW X6 M C-
33 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C-
34 Land Rover Range Rover Sport C-
35 Audi S5 C-
36 Lexus RX 450h C-
37 Cadillac Escalade ESV C-
38 Lexus ES 300h C-
39 Audi Q8 C-
40 BMW 3 Series C-
41 Volvo S90 C-
42 Porsche Cayenne C-
43 Tesla Model Y C-
44 Mercedes-Benz E-Class C-
45 BMW 2 Series C-
46 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class C-
47 Lincoln Navigator D+
49 Audi Q5 D+
50 Porsche Panamera D+
52 Volvo V60 Cross Country D+
53 Volvo S60 D+
54 BMW X6 D
55 Mercedes-Benz S-Class D
56 BMW X7 D
57 Volvo XC60 D
58 BMW Z4 D
59 Audi A5 Sportback D
60 Audi S6 D
61 Audi A6 D
62 Porsche Macan D
63 BMW 8 Series D
64 Audi S8 D
65 BMW X1 D
66 Volvo XC90 D
67 Audi A7 D
68 Cadillac XT4 D
69 Audi A8 D
70 BMW X3 D
71 Volvo XC40 D
72 Audi A3 D
73 Audi SQ5 D
74 Jaguar F-Pace D-
75 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class D-
76 Lincoln Nautilus D-
78 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class D-
79 Lincoln Aviator D-
80 Land Rover Range Rover D-
81 Audi Q7 D-
82 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class D-
83 BMW 4 Series D-
84 Land Rover Discovery F
85 BMW X2 F
86 BMW 7 Series F
87 Mercedes-Benz A-Class F
88 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque F
89 Lincoln Corsair F
90 BMW X5 F
91 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class F
92 BMW 5 Series F
93 Land Rover Range Rover Velar F
94 Land Rover Discovery Sport F
95 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class F
96 Jaguar XF F