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