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. 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.
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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. Mazda

Mazda's resale values have improved, relative to their peers, and their rankings have climbed to the Top 5 range at all three time intervals. Read our analysis and view the Mazda depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Best Resale Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
1 Subaru 59.82%
2 Toyota 57.82%
3 Honda 57.62%
4 Dodge 57.17%
5 Mazda 56.45%
6 GMC 54.76%
7 Ram 54.37%
8 Chevrolet 53.92%
9 Volkswagen 53.29%
10 Jeep 52.43%
11 Ford 50.96%
12 Nissan 50.40%
13 Mitsubishi 50.11%
14 Hyundai 49.86%
15 Kia 48.53%
16 FIAT 46.93%
17 Buick 44.57%
18 Chrysler 44.26%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Cars with the Best Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
1 Toyota Tacoma 71.27%
2 Jeep Wrangler 65.07%
3 Toyota Highlander 64.98%
4 Subaru Impreza 64.85%
5 Chevrolet Corvette 64.67%
6 Subaru BRZ 62.39%
7 Mazda MX-5 Miata 62.30%
8 Toyota Corolla 62.22%
9 Subaru Crosstrek 61.79%
10 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 61.65%
11 Toyota Tundra 61.40%
12 Honda CR-V 61.35%
13 Ford F-150 61.17%
14 Mazda CX-3 61.17%
15 Ram 2500 61.15%
16 Honda Civic 61.13%
17 Kia Soul 61.00%
18 Toyota 4Runner 61.00%
19 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 60.30%
20 Nissan GT-R 60.19%
21 Nissan Frontier 60.12%
22 GMC Canyon 60.09%
23 GMC Sierra 1500 60.09%
24 Dodge Challenger 60.00%
25 Chevrolet Camaro 60.00%
26 Chevrolet Colorado 59.94%
27 Toyota RAV4 59.93%
28 Subaru Forester 59.64%
29 Dodge Durango 59.47%
30 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 59.31%
31 Chevrolet Tahoe 58.98%
32 Nissan 370Z 58.31%
33 Honda Accord 58.30%
34 Nissan Titan 58.16%
35 Honda Pilot 57.78%
36 Nissan Titan XD 57.54%
37 Ford F-450 Super Duty 57.50%
38 Ford Mustang 57.49%
39 Toyota Land Cruiser 57.47%
40 Honda HR-V 57.46%
41 GMC Yukon 57.08%
42 Volkswagen Jetta 56.82%
43 Ram 3500 56.71%
44 GMC Sierra 2500HD 56.52%
45 Mazda CX-9 56.23%
46 Toyota Sequoia 56.17%
47 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 56.04%
48 Toyota Sienna 55.81%
49 Subaru Legacy 55.49%
50 Mazda CX-5 55.11%
51 Hyundai Tucson 54.94%
52 Subaru Outback 54.77%
53 Toyota Avalon 54.75%
54 Ford F-250 Super Duty 54.75%
55 Ram 1500 54.37%
56 Chevrolet Suburban 54.02%
57 Nissan Versa 53.65%
58 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 53.32%
59 Toyota Prius 53.31%
60 GMC Yukon XL 52.80%
61 Hyundai Veloster 52.72%
62 Hyundai Elantra 52.71%
63 Ford F-350 Super Duty 52.62%
64 Volkswagen Passat 52.25%
65 Dodge Charger 52.04%
66 Mazda 6 52.01%
67 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 51.93%
68 Mazda 3 51.86%
69 GMC Sierra 3500HD 51.79%
70 Jeep Compass 51.57%
71 GMC Terrain 51.45%
72 Nissan Maxima 51.40%
73 Toyota Camry Hybrid 51.27%
74 Kia Rio 51.00%
75 Kia Optima 50.91%
76 Toyota Camry 50.80%
77 Volkswagen Tiguan 50.79%
78 Nissan Murano 50.36%
79 Hyundai Santa Fe 50.29%
80 Chevrolet Equinox 50.22%
81 Chevrolet Malibu 50.08%
82 Nissan Rogue 49.90%
83 Honda Odyssey 49.68%
84 Kia Forte 49.22%
85 Jeep Grand Cherokee 49.14%
86 Ford Edge 48.67%
87 Ford Expedition 48.54%
88 Ford Explorer 48.28%
89 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 47.54%
90 Ford Escape 47.27%
91 GMC Acadia 47.02%
92 FIAT 500L 46.93%
93 Mitsubishi Outlander 46.91%
94 Buick Encore 45.59%
95 MINI Clubman 45.47%
96 Hyundai Accent 45.38%
97 Chevrolet Spark 45.36%
98 Nissan Pathfinder 45.33%
99 Ford Transit Connect 45.29%
100 Kia Sorento 44.97%
101 Kia Sportage 44.78%
102 Chevrolet Express 44.68%
103 Chrysler 300 44.26%
104 Chevrolet Trax 44.25%
105 Nissan Sentra 44.23%
106 Chevrolet Traverse 43.99%
107 Jeep Cherokee 43.93%
108 Nissan NV200 43.75%
109 Buick Enclave 43.55%
110 Hyundai Sonata 43.09%
111 Nissan Altima 41.87%
112 Kia Sedona 37.83%
113 Nissan LEAF 30.76%