Luxury Cars with the Best Resale After 3 Years

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 Luxury Brands for Resale Value After 3 Years

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1. Lincoln

Despite all of Matthew McConaughey's efforts, Lincoln's resale values just don't hold up that well over time. Read our analysis and view the Lincoln depreciation curve here.
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2. Lexus

Lexus is simply the personification of high resale value, and their vehicles just don't depreciate like the rest of their peers. Read our analysis and view the Lexus depreciation curve here.
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3. Audi

The Audi brand consistently ranks near the top for value retention in the luxury segment. Read our analysis and view the Audi depreciation curve here.
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4. Volvo

One buys a new Volvo for it safety and sureness on the road; you don't buy a new one because you feel it will be the best deal. Read our analysis and view the Volvo depreciation curve here.
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5. Porsche

With Porsche, resale values will depend almost entirely on the model you own. Read our analysis and view the Porsche depreciation curve here.

Luxury Brands with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Brand 3 Year Resale Value
1 Lincoln 67.76%
2 Lexus 65.76%
3 Audi 63.83%
4 Volvo 63.46%
5 Porsche 62.62%
6 Cadillac 62.51%
7 Tesla 62.34%
8 Acura 61.91%
9 BMW 61.73%
10 Land Rover 61.47%
11 Mercedes-Benz 60.77%
12 INFINITI 57.38%
13 Jaguar 57.15%

Best Luxury Cars for Resale Value After 3 Years

Luxury Cars with the Best Resale After 3 Years

Rank Model 3 Year Residual Value
1 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 75.59%
2 BMW X3 73.90%
3 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 73.13%
4 Lexus RX 350 70.81%
5 BMW 2 Series 70.53%
6 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 70.03%
7 Audi Q3 70.01%
8 Volvo XC60 69.88%
9 Lexus LX 570 69.49%
10 Lexus GS 350 69.36%
11 Lexus IS 350 69.32%
12 Audi Q5 68.77%
13 Audi A5 68.58%
14 Audi TT 68.10%
15 Audi S4 67.79%
16 Lincoln Navigator 67.76%
17 Audi TTS 67.06%
18 Audi S8 66.73%
19 Audi R8 66.39%
20 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 66.29%
21 BMW M5 65.63%
22 Lexus ES 350 65.39%
23 Audi S5 65.13%
24 Porsche Macan 65.00%
25 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 64.82%
26 Porsche 911 64.81%
27 Tesla Model X 64.59%
28 Acura RDX 64.54%
29 BMW X6 64.47%
30 Audi S6 64.39%
31 Cadillac Escalade 64.05%
32 BMW X6 M 64.05%
33 Volvo XC90 63.17%
34 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 63.16%
35 Acura MDX 62.56%
36 Lexus GX 460 62.34%
37 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 62.21%
38 Lexus RX 450h 62.04%
39 Audi Q7 61.64%
40 BMW X5 61.56%
41 Audi A3 61.45%
42 Audi SQ5 61.31%
43 BMW X1 61.24%
44 Audi A4 61.21%
45 BMW 5 Series 61.13%
46 Mercedes-Benz Metris 61.10%
47 INFINITI QX60 61.09%
48 BMW 3 Series 60.99%
49 Cadillac Escalade ESV 60.96%
50 Porsche Panamera 60.78%
51 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 60.63%
52 Jaguar XF 60.58%
53 Tesla Model S 60.09%
54 Porsche Cayenne 59.88%
55 Audi A6 59.80%
56 BMW 4 Series 59.51%
57 INFINITI Q50 58.62%
58 Acura ILX 58.62%
59 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 58.07%
60 Volvo S60 57.33%
61 Lexus ES 300h 57.30%
62 BMW 7 Series 56.36%
63 Land Rover Range Rover 56.27%
64 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 55.71%
65 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 55.00%
66 Audi A7 54.50%
67 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 54.00%
68 Jaguar F-TYPE 53.72%
69 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 52.82%
70 INFINITI QX80 52.42%
71 Audi A8 52.21%
72 BMW i3 41.37%