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Slowest Depreciating Vehicles Are All Enthusiast Cars

This Top 10 shows that if you want good resale value, by something that’s fun


  • These cars are not boring A-B modes of transportation.

  • Trucks and SUVs hold on to their value the most.

  • With one exception, luxury cars depreciate at a catastrophic rate.


Like you, we love shopping used car listings and we also happen to love cars. More often than not, we’re looking for rarities, cool cars and trucks, and for bargains. If you’ve purchased one of the vehicles on this Top 10 list, then you’ve made a good, and fun choice as they suffer the lowest depreciation of all.

When shopping, we know the best deals almost always involve luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz as they tend to see their values plummet quickly. For example, after only five years, a 2015 BMW 7 Series will have lost 72.6% of its value! How about a BMW 5 Series? 70.1% drop. To note, the average depreciation over the first five years is 49.1%.

AustraliaÕs first customer delivered 911 reimagined 55 years on | Photo: Porsche

I See Cars has compiled two lists by analyzing more than 8.2 million car sales and have come up with the Top 10 Vehicles With the Lowest Depreciation and the Top 10 Vehicles With the Highest Depreciation. It’s the former that we find especially interesting.

These slow-depreciating vehicles are all car enthusiast specials. In other words, you won’t find a Honda CR-V or a Nissan Altima on this list. Here are the ten vehicles that depreciate the least after five years:

1-Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (30.9%)

2019 Jeep Wrangler
2019 Jeep Wrangler | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

2-Toyota Tacoma (32.4%)

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Lunar Rock | Photo: Toyota

3-Jeep Wrangler (32.8%)

2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon | Photo: Jeep

4-Porsche 911 (36.0%)

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo | Photo: Porsche

5-Toyota Tundra (37.0%)

6-Toyota 4Runner (38.5%)

2020 Toyota 4Runner

7-Subaru WRX (39.8%)

 

2020 Subaru WRX | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

8-Dodge Challenger (40.6%)

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock | Photo: Dodge

9-GMC Canyon (41.2%)

2019 GMC Canyon
2019 GMC Canyon | Photo: GMC

10-Nissan Frontier (43.5%)

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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