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20 Vehicles That Hold Their Value Best

When buying a new vehicle, there’s a lot to consider: reliability, fuel efficiency, overall cost, your budget, and auto insurance rate to name just a few. Another important factor to consider is the resale value, because one thing is for certain: at some point later down the road, you are going to sell your new car. When the time comes, how much it depreciates over the years is going to affect how much you get back for it.

“Depreciation is the single largest expense of owning a vehicle, more than gas, maintenance or insurance. Understanding your vehicle’s retained value is extremely important for anyone researching to buy, sell or trade-in any vehicle,” says Brian Murphy, VP Research and Editorial, Canadian Black Book. “My best advice to consumers is to consider those vehicles that have a history of strong value retention, to minimize the inescapable effects of depreciation on your bottom line.”

2017 Best Retained Value Award Winners

Every year, CanadianBlackBook.com selects the vehicles that have held the highest percentage value of their original MSRP, four years later. They’ve identified these vehicles as having depreciated the least:

Type of vehicle Winner Runners-up
Sub-compact car Toyota Prius c Honda Fit
Kia Soul
Compact car Subaru XV Crosstrek Honda Civic
Subaru Impreza
Mid-size car Toyota Camry Honda Accord
Subaru Outback
Full-size car Toyota Avalon Dodge Charger
Chrysler 300
Entry luxury car Volvo XC70 Lexus IS Series
Lexus ES Series
Luxury car Audi A7 Audi A5
Lexus GS Series
Premium luxury car Porsche Panamera Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Lexus LS Series
Premium sports car Porsche Boxster Porsche 911
Nissan GT-R
Sports car Dodge Challenger Audi TT
Ford Mustang
Small pickup Toyota Tacoma Nissan Frontier
Honda Ridgeline
Full-size pickup Toyota Tundra GMC Sierra HD
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500
Minivan Honda Odyssey
Toyota Sienna
Nissan Quest
Full-size van Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Nissan NV Van
Ford E Series Van
Compact commercial van Nissan NV200 Ram Cargo Van
Ford Transit Connect
Compact SUV Jeep Wrangler Nissan Xterra
Toyota RAV4
Mid-size SUV Toyota FJ Cruiser Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Highlander
Full-size SUV Toyota Sequoia GMC Yukon XL
Chevrolet Suburban
Compact luxury SUV Audi Q5 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Volvo XC60
Mid-size luxury SUV Porsche Cayenne Lexus GX Series
Lexus RX Series
Full-size luxury SUV Mercedes-Benz G-Class Land Rover Range Rover
Lexus LX-Series

Shopping for a new car? Shop for insurance too.

When buying a new car, knowing which vehicles depreciate the least is certainly one component of making an informed car buying decision.

Now, imagine buying a new car that depreciates quickly…and costs a lot to insure. Understanding how much that vehicle will cost you to insure, year after year is just as important as resale value. Buy your new car with confidence and compare auto insurance rates to see which cars will help you spend less on auto insurance.

  • Mike Abiuso

    I beg to differ about putting the challenger and mustang infront of the corvette for holding resale value, LOL, thats definitely not accurate!

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