Ranking the Worst 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.

Cars with the Worst Value Ratings

The Worst Cars by Value Rating

Rank Model Value Rating
142 Mitsubishi Mirage F
141 FIAT 500L F
140 FIAT 500X F
139 KIA Sedona F
138 Chevrolet Trax F
137 Nissan Altima D-
136 KIA Sorento D-
135 Nissan Pathfinder D-
134 Chrysler 300 D-
133 Buick Encore D-
132 Hyundai Veloster D
131 Nissan Kicks D
130 Honda Ridgeline D
129 Nissan Maxima D
128 Chrysler Voyager D
127 Chevrolet Equinox D
126 Buick Enclave D
125 Buick Envision D
124 Nissan Armada D
123 Nissan Rogue Sport D+
122 KIA Optima D+
121 Mitsubishi Outlander D+
120 Chevrolet Spark D+
119 Ford Escape D+
118 Jeep Cherokee D+
117 Hyundai Sonata D+
116 Nissan Murano D+
115 Ford Ecosport D+
114 Volkswagen Golf GTI D+
113 Chevrolet Malibu C-
112 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross C-
111 Chrysler Pacifica C-
110 Nissan Sentra C-
109 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport C-
108 Chevrolet Traverse C-
107 KIA Telluride C
106 Chevrolet Blazer C
105 Toyota Avalon Hybrid C
104 GMC Acadia C
103 GMC Yukon XL C
102 Jeep Grand Cherokee C
101 Jeep Compass C
100 GMC Terrain C
99 KIA Rio 5 C
98 Ford Edge C+
97 MINI Clubman C+
96 Hyundai Venue C+
95 Ford Expedition C+
94 KIA Rio C+
93 Honda Odyssey C+
92 Nissan Rogue C+
91 Hyundai Kona C+
90 Hyundai Accent C+
89 KIA Sportage C+
88 KIA Forte B-
87 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 B-
86 Nissan Versa B-
85 Hyundai Tucson B-
84 Jeep Renegade B-
83 Hyundai Santa Fe B-
82 Dodge Charger B-
81 Ford Explorer B-
80 KIA K5 B-
79 Chevrolet Suburban B-
78 Mazda CX-30 B-
77 Hyundai Elantra B-
76 GMC Sierra 3500HD B
75 Mazda CX-9 B
74 Hyundai Palisade B
73 Mazda CX-5 B
72 Volkswagen Tiguan B
71 Volkswagen Jetta B
70 Volkswagen Passat B
69 Mazda CX-3 B
68 Mazda 6 B
67 MINI Countryman B
66 Ford F-350 Super Duty B
65 KIA Stinger B
64 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD B
63 Chevrolet Colorado B+
62 Toyota Prius B+
61 RAM 1500 B+
60 Volkswagen Atlas B+
59 Subaru Legacy B+
58 KIA Soul B+
57 Toyota Avalon B+
56 Subaru Forester B+
55 GMC Yukon B+
54 Toyota Camry B+
53 GMC Canyon B+
52 Mazda 3 B+
51 Toyota Camry Hybrid B+
50 Honda HR-V B+
49 GMC Sierra 2500HD B+
48 Dodge Durango B+
47 Chevrolet Tahoe B+
46 Volkswagen Arteon A-
45 Subaru Outback A-
44 RAM 3500 A-
43 Ford Mustang A-
42 RAM 2500 A-
41 Subaru Crosstrek A-
40 Dodge Challenger A-
39 Honda Accord A-
38 Honda Insight A-
37 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD A-
36 Toyota C-HR A-
35 Jeep Gladiator A-
34 Subaru Ascent A-
33 Toyota Sienna A-
32 Ford F-250 Super Duty A-
31 Ford Ranger A-
30 Nissan Frontier A
29 Honda Civic A
28 Subaru Impreza A
27 Chevrolet Camaro A
26 Honda Clarity A
25 Nissan 370Z A
24 Nissan Titan XD A
23 Nissan Titan A
22 Honda CR-V A
21 Toyota Sequoia A
20 Honda Passport A
19 Toyota Venza A
18 Toyota Highlander Hybrid A
17 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 A+
16 Toyota Corolla A+
15 Subaru BRZ A+
14 Honda Pilot A+
13 Ford F-150 A+
12 Toyota RAV4 A+
11 Mazda MX-5 Miata A+
10 Jeep Wrangler A+
9 GMC Sierra 1500 A+
8 Toyota Supra A+
7 Toyota Land Cruiser A+
6 Nissan GT-R A+
5 Toyota Highlander A+
4 Toyota Tacoma A+
3 Toyota 4Runner A+
2 Chevrolet Corvette A+
1 Toyota Tundra A+