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These are the Top 15 Cars that Cost More Used than New

Clearly, some vehicles are not worth buying used over new


  • The Mercedes-AMG G-Class sells for about 35% used compared to what it cost new.

  • On average, according to the study, a one-year-old used car costs 1.3% more than its new version.


Not that long ago, buying a pre-owned gently-used vehicle was a sound and reasonable purchase. The last few years have all but completely flipped the scenario on its ear. The pandemic and subsequent part shortages and supply issues have created a market where demand has outstripped inventories. This pent-up demand has pushed some used car values beyond that what they retailed for when new.

C6 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
C6 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

iSeeCars has once more compiled the list of the top cars that now cost more to acquire as a pre-owned vehicle than their sticker price indicated when they were new. On average, incredibly, a used vehicle actually costs 1.3% more than it did when new.

Here then are the Top 15 cars, trucks, and SUVs that cost more used than new:

Top 15 Used Cars More Expensive than New – iSeeCars

Rank (By Percentage)

Model

% Used Price More than New

$ Used Price More than New

1

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

35.6%

$62,705

2

Chevrolet Corvette

20.2%

$16,645

3

Tesla Model 3

17.8%

$8,300

4

Ford Bronco Sport

16.4%

$5,766

5

Chevrolet Trailblazer

15.6%

$4,270

6

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

14.8%

$5,298

7

Chevrolet Suburban

12.9%

$9,106

8

Toyota Tacoma

12.2%

$4,530

9

Toyota C-HR

12.2%

$3,230

10

Kia Telluride

12.1%

$5,552

11

Kia Rio

11.7%

$2,090

12

Subaru Crosstrek

11.7%

$3,524

13

GMC Yukon

11.3%

$8,258

14

Toyota Sienna

11.2%

$5,074

15

Hyundai Accent

11.2%

$2,010

Overall Average

1.3%

$553

 

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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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