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2014 Best & Worse Resale Values

November 21, 2013

Chances are if you're in the market for purchasing a brand-new 2014 vehicle, you're not really thinking about what it might be worth if and when you decide to one day sell it or trade it in.

However, let's face facts -- once you drive that brand-new car off the dealer lot, the resale value automatically starts to plummet. So knowing that if one day you do decide to sell this car to purchase another new one, it's good to know what experts are predicting the resale value will be.

Over at, they've recently compiled list of 2014 vehicles with the best and worst expected resale values.
At the top of the best list is the 2014 Toyota Tacoma, which industry experts expect will retain 63% of its residual value after 36 months. That's closely followed by the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruise with 62% and 2014 Toyota 4Runer at 60%.

On the flipside, the top of the worst list was claimed by the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport, which is expected to only retain 38% of its value after 36 months. In second place is the 2014 Ram Cargo Van at 40%, and third is the 2014 Chevrolet Impala Limited also at 40%. also put together a list of the top 2014 Residual Value Award Winners by segment, through information provided by lease value forcasting company ALG. The overall winner for Mainstream Brand was Honda, and for Premium Brand Mercedes-Benz.

2014 Residual Value Award Winners

Mainstream BrandHonda
Premium BrandMercedes-Benz
Subcompact CarHyundai Accent
Compact CarMazda3
Midsize CarHonda Accord
Full-Size CarToyota Avalon
Sports CarChevrolet Camaro
Alt-Fuel VehicleToyota Prius c
MinivanHonda Odyssey
Subcompact Utility VehicleKia Soul
Compact Utility VehicleHonda CR-V
Midsize Utility Vehicle – 2-RowHyundai Santa Fe Sport
Midsize Utility Vehicle – 3-RowToyota Highlander
Full-Size Utility VehicleToyota Sequoia
Off-Road Utility VehicleToyota FJ Cruiser
Midsize PickupToyota Tacoma
Full-Size PickupToyota Tundra
Premium Compact CarMercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Premium Midsize CarAudi A5
Premium Full-Size CarAudi A6
Premium Executive CarPorsche Panamera
Premium Sports CarChevrolet Corvette
Premium Compact Utility VehicleAcura RDX
Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle – 2-RowLand Rover Range Rover Sport
Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle – 3-RowAudi Q7
Premium Full-Size Utility VehicleToyota Land Cruiser

Best Resale Values

VehicleExpected Residual Value After 36 Months
2014 Toyota Tacoma63%
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser62%
2014 Toyota 4Runner60%
2014 Honda CR-V60%
2014 Honda Ridgeline59%
2014 Toyota Land Cruiser58%
2014 Mazda Mazda358%
2014 Subaru Impreza58%
2014 Audi Q757%
2014 Kia Soul57%

Worst Resale Values

VehicleExpected Residual Value After 36 Months
2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport38%
2014 Ram Cargo Van40%
2014 Chevrolet Impala Legend40%
2014 Nissan Titan41%
201 Lincoln MKS42%
2014 Dodge Avenger42%
2014 Jaguar XJ42%
2014 Volkswagen Touareg42%
2014 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class42%
2014 Kia Sedona42%

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

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