Cars With the Best Resale Values
When purchasing a brand new car, there's a lot of things to consider beyond the sticker price -- size, safety, fuel efficiency, how it handles during a test drive. One thing that a lot of car buyers forget to factor in is the potential resale value of the vehicle. In other words, if you were to sell or trade in this car in a few years, how much of its original value would still be there?
Figuring this out can be a bit confusing as not every vehicle depreciates at the same rate. To help, Cars.com recently released their list of car manufacturers with the best resale value, spotlighting 2015 models across 26 different segments. These are all vehicles that should keep the largest percentage of their retail price after three years.
For the overall winners, Toyota was named the best Mainstream Brand with five vehicles on the list, including the Prius v, Highlander, 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra. And Land Rover was named best Premium Brand. Below is the full list of winners by segment.
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|Premium Brand||Land Rover|
|Subcompact Car||Honda Fit|
|Compact Car||Mazda Mazda3|
|Midsize Car||Subaru Legacy|
|Full-Size Car||Dodge Charger|
|Sports Car||Subaru WRX|
|Alt-Fuel Vehicle||Toyota Prius v|
|Compact Utility Vehicle||Honda CR-V|
|Midsize Utility Vehicle – 2 Row||Subaru Outback|
|Midsize Utility Vehicle – 3 Row||Toyota Highlander|
|Full-Size Utility Vehicle||Chevrolet Tahoe|
|Off-Road Utility Vehicle||Toyota 4Runner|
|Midsize Pickup||Toyota Tacoma|
|Full-Size Pickup||Toyota Tundra|
|Midsize Commercial Van||Ford Transit Connect|
|Full-Size Commercial Van||Mercedes-Benz Sprinter|
|Premium Compact Car||Mini Hardtop|
|Premium Midsize Car||Lexus IS|
|Premium Full-Size Car||Hyundai Genesis|
|Premium Executive Car||Porsche Panamera|
|Premium Sports Car||Audi TT|
|Premium Compact Utility Vehicle||Porsche Macan|
|Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle – 2 Row||Land Rover Range Rover Sport|
|Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle – 3 Row||Lexus GX|
|Premium Full-Size Utility Vehicle||Toyota Land Cruiser|
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- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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