Luxury 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 Luxury Brands for Resale Value After 5 Years

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1. 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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2. Tesla

Hybrid and electric cars typically don't hold their value, as electric car technology changes more quickly than iPhones apps. Read our analysis and view the Tesla depreciation curve here.
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3. Cadillac

Cadillac value retention ratings vary considerably, depending on what time period you're reviewing. Read our analysis and view the Cadillac depreciation curve here.
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4. 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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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 Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
1 Lexus 56.55%
2 Tesla 53.52%
3 Cadillac 51.26%
4 Audi 50.67%
5 Porsche 50.53%
6 Lincoln 50.26%
7 Acura 48.20%
8 BMW 47.26%
9 Mercedes-Benz 46.45%
10 INFINITI 46.34%
11 Volvo 45.04%
12 Jaguar 43.93%
13 Land Rover 43.64%

Best Luxury Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Luxury Cars with the Best Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
1 Porsche 911 64.30%
2 Lexus ES 350 63.75%
3 Lexus RX 350 61.51%
4 Lexus GS 350 60.63%
5 Lexus LX 570 60.29%
6 Audi TTS 57.77%
7 Audi S4 56.78%
8 Audi TT 56.56%
9 Tesla Model X 56.11%
10 Audi S6 55.52%
11 BMW M5 55.51%
12 Audi Q3 54.96%
13 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 54.73%
14 BMW Z4 54.09%
15 Cadillac Escalade 53.18%
16 Audi A5 52.31%
17 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 52.08%
18 Porsche Macan 51.70%
19 Acura RDX 51.69%
20 Lexus GX 460 51.65%
21 BMW X6 51.45%
22 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 51.40%
23 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 51.27%
24 Audi A3 51.24%
25 BMW 2 Series 51.16%
26 Lexus RX 450h 51.00%
27 Tesla Model S 50.93%
28 INFINITI Q50 50.79%
29 Audi A4 50.53%
30 BMW X1 50.33%
31 Lincoln Navigator 50.26%
32 Mercedes-Benz Metris 49.80%
33 Audi Q5 49.53%
34 Cadillac Escalade ESV 49.33%
35 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 49.27%
36 Audi S8 49.18%
37 BMW X6 M 49.14%
38 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 49.00%
39 Audi S5 49.00%
40 BMW X3 47.60%
41 Jaguar F-TYPE 47.40%
42 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 47.31%
43 Lexus ES 300h 47.04%
44 INFINITI QX60 46.86%
45 BMW 3 Series 46.75%
46 Porsche Cayenne 46.74%
47 INFINITI QX50 46.70%
48 BMW 4 Series 46.60%
49 Acura MDX 46.56%
50 Audi A7 46.56%
51 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 46.44%
52 Volvo XC90 46.42%
53 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 46.36%
54 Acura ILX 46.34%
55 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 46.07%
56 Audi SQ5 45.87%
57 Audi A6 45.28%
58 BMW 5 Series 44.52%
59 Volvo XC60 44.47%
60 BMW X5 44.22%
61 Volvo S60 44.22%
62 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 41.13%
63 INFINITI QX80 41.01%
64 Jaguar XF 40.46%
65 BMW 7 Series 40.42%
66 Porsche Panamera 39.38%
67 Audi A8 38.89%
68 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 38.56%
69 Land Rover Range Rover 37.18%
70 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 35.87%
71 BMW i3 32.55%