2012 Models with the Highest Resale Values
The most expensive part of owning a car is this depreciation cost. Most vehicles lose half their value in only 3 years, which means on a $30,000 purchase you'll lose about $400 per month in depreciation - ouch!
To help you select a vehicle with good resale value, you should check out the results from the just-released "2012 Best Resale Value Awards" from Kelly Blue Book, one of the leading car pricing guides.
The results show that Toyota and Lexus as a whole produce cars that retain their value the best.
It also shows that the SUVs and trucks tend to hold their value a little better than passenger vehicles.
Here are the top 10 cars with the best resale value according to KBB:
|Rank||Model||36 months||60 months|
|1||2012 Jeep Wrangler||68.0%||55.0%|
|2||2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser||67.0%||50.0%|
|3||2012 Toyota Tacoma||64.0%||49.0%|
|4||2012 Hyundai Tucson||64.3%||45.3%|
|5||2012 Audi Q7||63.3%||44.3%|
|6||2012 Infiniti FX||58.0%||44.0%|
|7||2012 Honda CR-V||60.3%||43.5%|
|8||2012 Lexus RX||64.0%||43.0%|
|9||2012 Nissan Frontier||56.2%||42.8%|
|10||2012 Chevrolet Camaro||57.0%||42.2%|
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