Cars with the Best Resale Value

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 5 Years

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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. Toyota

Toyota as a brand, does very well in maintaining its value, consistently ranking at the top of popular brands. Read our analysis and view the Toyota depreciation curve here.
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3. Ram

The Ram brand does OK, relative to other popular vehicle brands, in retaining its value. Read our analysis and view the Ram depreciation curve here.
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4. Dodge

Dodge's value retention can best be described as "average", although they do better at the 5-year mark. Read our analysis and view the Dodge depreciation curve here.
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5. Honda

Honda continues to show strong value-retention results, with Top 5 finishes in all three measurement periods. Read our analysis and view the Honda depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Best Resale Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
1 Subaru 65.92%
2 Toyota 64.71%
3 Ram 64.56%
4 Dodge 64.52%
5 Honda 64.37%
6 Mazda 64.08%
7 Chevrolet 62.12%
8 GMC 60.95%
9 Ford 60.71%
10 Volkswagen 60.68%
11 Hyundai 59.51%
12 Jeep 58.79%
13 Nissan 57.99%
14 Kia 56.18%
15 Buick 54.98%
16 Mitsubishi 54.16%
17 Chrysler 53.96%
18 FIAT 53.51%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Cars with the Best Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
1 Toyota Tacoma 78.63%
2 Nissan Titan 74.00%
3 Ford F-150 71.48%
4 Toyota Highlander 70.94%
5 Chevrolet Camaro 70.64%
6 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 70.51%
7 Toyota Tundra 70.41%
8 Chevrolet Colorado 70.18%
9 Honda Civic 69.97%
10 Nissan Frontier 69.82%
11 Jeep Wrangler 69.71%
12 Honda CR-V 69.51%
13 Subaru Crosstrek 69.49%
14 Ford F-250 Super Duty 69.26%
15 Subaru Impreza 68.38%
16 Mazda CX-3 67.90%
17 Toyota Corolla 67.83%
18 Mazda MX-5 Miata 67.81%
19 Subaru Outback 67.64%
20 Chevrolet Corvette 66.88%
21 Toyota RAV4 66.86%
22 Toyota Land Cruiser 66.59%
23 Ford F-450 Super Duty 66.28%
24 Dodge Durango 65.97%
25 Toyota Sequoia 65.91%
26 Chevrolet Tahoe 65.82%
27 Honda HR-V 65.73%
28 Ford F-350 Super Duty 65.55%
29 Dodge Charger 65.49%
30 Honda Pilot 65.16%
31 Toyota Sienna 64.72%
32 Subaru BRZ 64.68%
33 Ram 1500 64.56%
34 Ram 2500 64.50%
35 Nissan GT-R 64.40%
36 Subaru Forester 63.88%
37 GMC Canyon 63.77%
38 GMC Sierra 1500 63.77%
39 Kia Forte 63.63%
40 Chevrolet Suburban 63.49%
41 Mazda CX-5 63.25%
42 Hyundai Elantra 63.09%
43 Toyota 4Runner 63.01%
44 Ford Mustang 62.97%
45 Honda Accord 62.93%
46 Volkswagen Passat 62.84%
47 Kia Soul 62.84%
48 Mazda 6 62.71%
49 Nissan Rogue 62.69%
50 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 62.58%
51 Toyota Camry Hybrid 62.55%
52 GMC Yukon 62.39%
53 Nissan Titan XD 62.37%
54 Dodge Challenger 62.10%
55 GMC Acadia 61.80%
56 Mazda 3 61.78%
57 Subaru Legacy 61.48%
58 Mazda CX-9 61.04%
59 Hyundai Tucson 60.85%
60 Toyota Camry 60.82%
61 Ford Expedition 60.65%
62 Volkswagen Jetta 60.63%
63 GMC Sierra 3500HD 60.54%
64 Hyundai Accent 60.41%
65 GMC Terrain 60.39%
66 Jeep Compass 60.04%
67 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 59.88%
68 Hyundai Veloster 59.81%
69 Toyota Prius 59.73%
70 Ford Explorer 59.54%
71 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 59.51%
72 Honda Ridgeline 59.08%
73 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 59.06%
74 Nissan Murano 59.00%
75 Toyota Avalon 58.99%
76 Chevrolet Malibu 58.98%
77 Nissan 370Z 58.94%
78 Nissan Maxima 58.93%
79 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 58.63%
80 Nissan Armada 58.57%
81 Volkswagen Tiguan 58.56%
82 Ford Escape 58.39%
83 Ram 3500 58.23%
84 Honda Odyssey 58.19%
85 Ford Edge 58.03%
86 MINI Clubman 57.92%
87 Hyundai Santa Fe 57.89%
88 Nissan Versa 57.31%
89 Kia Sportage 57.20%
90 GMC Sierra 2500HD 56.99%
91 Nissan Pathfinder 56.00%
92 Nissan Altima 55.76%
93 Buick Enclave 55.68%
94 Chevrolet Traverse 55.29%
95 Hyundai Sonata 55.02%
96 Jeep Grand Cherokee 54.69%
97 Buick Encore 54.28%
98 Chevrolet Equinox 53.98%
99 Chrysler 300 53.96%
100 Ford Transit Connect 53.94%
101 Chevrolet Spark 53.80%
102 Chevrolet Trax 53.71%
103 GMC Yukon XL 53.58%
104 FIAT 500L 53.51%
105 Kia Optima 53.19%
106 Mitsubishi Outlander 52.87%
107 Nissan Sentra 52.64%
108 Kia Sorento 52.52%
109 Kia Rio 52.34%
110 Kia Sedona 51.54%
111 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 51.11%
112 Jeep Cherokee 50.71%
113 Mitsubishi Mirage 50.10%
114 Chevrolet Express 47.07%
115 Nissan NV200 45.33%
116 Nissan LEAF 34.15%