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. Honda

Honda continues to show strong value-retention results, with third place (#3) finishes in both the 3-year and 5-year results, as well as an impressive #2 standing in the long-term 7-year standings. Read our analysis and view the Honda depreciation curve here.
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2. Toyota

Toyota as a brand, does very well in maintaining its value, ranking 2nd in 3 and 5 years, and 3rd at 7 years of ownership. Read our analysis and view the Toyota depreciation curve here.
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3. 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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4. GMC

GMC ranks #1 in value retention among full-sized trucks and SUVs, and #4 overall of all popular vehicle manufacturers. Read our analysis and view the GMC depreciation curve here.
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5. Mazda

Mazda falls right in the middle of the pact with respect to retaining its value, with the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mazda 6 both posting above average scores at the 5-year mark. Read our analysis and view the Mazda depreciation curve here.

Brands with the Best Resale Value

Rank Brand 5 Year Resale Value
1 Honda 62.25%
2 Toyota 62.22%
3 Subaru 62.16%
4 GMC 59.64%
5 Mazda 58.68%
6 Chevrolet 58.45%
7 Volkswagen 57.47%
8 Jeep 56.29%
9 Dodge 55.59%
10 Ram 55.36%
11 Nissan 53.40%
12 Hyundai 52.79%
13 Ford 52.41%
14 Mitsubishi 52.19%
15 Kia 51.99%
16 Buick 49.28%
17 FIAT 48.29%
18 Chrysler 48.22%

Best Cars for Resale Value After 5 Years

Cars with the Best Resale Value

Rank Model 5 Year Residual Value
1 Toyota Tacoma 77.24%
2 Toyota 4Runner 72.43%
3 GMC Sierra 1500 72.11%
4 Jeep Wrangler 71.72%
5 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 69.64%
6 Chevrolet Corvette 68.79%
7 Ford F-150 67.88%
8 Toyota RAV4 67.62%
9 Toyota Highlander 67.15%
10 Dodge Challenger 67.00%
11 Subaru BRZ 66.68%
12 GMC Canyon 66.32%
13 Toyota Corolla 66.19%
14 Ford Mustang 66.10%
15 Honda Civic 65.50%
16 Chevrolet Camaro 64.86%
17 Honda Fit 64.82%
18 Toyota Land Cruiser 64.64%
19 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 64.35%
20 Toyota Tundra 63.54%
21 Nissan GT-R 63.31%
22 Subaru Impreza 63.25%
23 Honda CR-V 63.19%
24 Chevrolet Tahoe 62.48%
25 Kia Soul 62.00%
26 Toyota Prius 61.62%
27 Dodge Durango 61.48%
28 Chevrolet Colorado 61.37%
29 Nissan Frontier 61.25%
30 Honda Pilot 61.21%
31 Subaru Outback 60.64%
32 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 60.29%
33 Mazda CX-9 60.27%
34 Subaru Forester 60.19%
35 Ford F-450 Super Duty 60.16%
36 Mazda 3 59.82%
37 Honda Accord 59.60%
38 Nissan 370Z 59.59%
39 Mazda MX-5 Miata 59.46%
40 Honda Odyssey 59.17%
41 Volkswagen Jetta 59.13%
42 Hyundai Tucson 59.12%
43 Ford F-250 Super Duty 58.63%
44 GMC Yukon 58.51%
45 Subaru Legacy 58.48%
46 Toyota Yaris 58.18%
47 Ford F-350 Super Duty 57.97%
48 Volkswagen Tiguan 57.95%
49 Ram 2500 57.71%
50 Toyota Sienna 57.53%
51 Mazda CX-5 57.53%
52 Toyota Sequoia 57.47%
53 Chevrolet Suburban 57.45%
54 Hyundai Veloster 57.41%
55 Kia Forte 57.17%
56 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 57.00%
57 Volkswagen Golf 56.70%
58 Dodge Charger 56.61%
59 Nissan Versa 56.47%
60 Chevrolet Malibu 56.47%
61 Toyota Camry Hybrid 56.40%
62 Mazda 6 56.33%
63 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 56.31%
64 Kia Rio 56.12%
65 Chevrolet Impala 56.08%
66 Volkswagen Passat 56.08%
67 Nissan Murano 55.90%
68 Toyota Avalon 55.65%
69 Ram 1500 55.36%
70 GMC Terrain 55.29%
71 Kia Optima 55.21%
72 Toyota Camry 55.19%
73 Hyundai Elantra 55.01%
74 Ford Edge 54.59%
75 GMC Yukon XL 54.48%
76 GMC Sierra 2500HD 54.47%
77 Chevrolet Equinox 54.34%
78 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 54.07%
79 Jeep Compass 54.07%
80 Ram 3500 53.87%
81 Chevrolet Spark 53.39%
82 Nissan Rogue 52.67%
83 Hyundai Accent 52.63%
84 Nissan Maxima 52.36%
85 Nissan Sentra 51.95%
86 Hyundai Elantra GT 51.85%
87 GMC Acadia 51.16%
88 Kia Sportage 50.98%
89 Ford Fusion 50.89%
90 Jeep Grand Cherokee 50.65%
91 Ford Expedition 50.58%
92 Ford Explorer 50.54%
93 Ford Escape 50.36%
94 Mitsubishi Outlander 50.32%
95 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 50.31%
96 Chevrolet Express 50.20%
97 Buick Encore 49.91%
98 Chevrolet Traverse 49.60%
99 Jeep Cherokee 48.70%
100 Buick Enclave 48.66%
101 Hyundai Sonata 48.50%
102 FIAT 500L 48.29%
103 Chrysler 300 48.22%
104 Nissan Altima 48.05%
105 Ford Transit Connect 47.35%
106 Nissan Pathfinder 47.30%
107 Kia Sorento 47.16%
108 Chevrolet Sonic 46.98%
109 Dodge Journey 46.79%
110 Ford Fusion Hybrid 46.35%
111 Dodge Grand Caravan 46.08%
112 Nissan NV200 45.35%
113 Hyundai Santa Fe 45.04%
114 Kia Sedona 43.98%
115 GMC Sierra 3500HD 43.69%
116 Kia Cadenza 43.32%
117 Nissan LEAF 42.97%
118 Ford Fusion Energi 39.43%