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Top 10 Slowest Depreciating Five-Year Old Vehicles

The demand for vehicles, both new and used, has slowed depreciation massively of late


  • If you bought a Jeep Wrangler five years ago, it’s basically paid you to be driven.

  • Older EVs like the Nissan LEAF have taken a massive hit.

  • Trucks are sports cars that have proven to be decent investments.


We’ve always heard that buying a new vehicle is a terrible investment. Although that remains true as a general rule, some vehicles have bucked the trend and have seen their average depreciation over a five-year period come to a near screeching halt.

Nissan LEAF | Photo: Nissan

The last 15 months or so have radically changed the global automotive landscape. The microchip shortage has reduced new-car inventories to nothing and has, as a side effect, increased used vehicle values to incredible levels. As a whole, the average depreciation of a five-year-old vehicle, according to iSeeCars, has slowed to 40.1% this year compared to 49.1% last year.

These figures are surprising but pale in comparison to some specific models such as the Jeep Wrangler. And this applies to vehicles that have the lowest depreciation and the ones that have lost the most in value over like the Nissan LEAF.

Here are the top 10 vehicles with the lowest and highest depreciation:

iSeeCars Top 10 Vehicles With the Lowest and Highest Depreciation

Lowest Depreciation

Highest Depreciation

Rank

Model

Average 5-Year Depreciation

Model

Average 5-Year Depreciation

1

Jeep Wrangler

9.2%

Nissan LEAF

65.1%

2

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

10.5%

BMW i3

63.1%

3

Porsche 911

12.8%

BMW 7 Series

61.5%

4

Toyota Tacoma

13.8%

Maserati Ghibli

61.3%

5

Toyota Tundra

19.5%

BMW X5

60.3%

6

Ford Mustang

21.0%

Jaguar XF

59.5%

7

Chevrolet Corvette

22.7%

BMW 5 Series

59.1%

8

Chevrolet Camaro

23.6%

Audi A6

58.2%

9

Dodge Challenger

24.4%

Lincoln Navigator L

57.7%

10

Toyota 4Runner

24.6%

Volvo S60

57.3%

Average for All Vehicles: 40.1%

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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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