35 Cars With The Quickest Depreciation

Published on 12/30/2018
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Cadillac XTS

The mid-sized Cadillac XTS was introduced in the year 2013 and despite its elegant design and the array of luxury options it offers, it didn’t really make an impact. Its driving dynamics aren’t as good as that of the ATS or CTS, and it isn’t as luxurious as the bigger CT6 either, making the XTS kind of the middle child of Cadillac’s lineup. A front-wheel-drive with a 304-hp engine, the XTS costs about $45k, which is quite a large sum of money. Nevertheless, there are well-kept examples of the XTS with low mileage and half the base price, so buying one is among the best deals when it comes to mid-sized luxury sedans.

Cadillac XTS

Cadillac XTS

VW Passat

The VW Passat isn’t really a luxury vehicle but is more of a standard mid-sized family sedan, which you can buy for a little less than half its base price. It has advanced features and technology, a wide array of engines, and VW’s signature style and quality, so it’s quite a good car. However, because of the circumstances that Volkswagen is in concerning the emission cheating scandal, there was a recall of many diesel Passats last year, giving the entire Volkswagen diesel lineup negative publicity and thereby causing these models’ prices to go down. The $25k MSRP of a 2014 VW Passat has gone down to $12-13k (depending on the options you pick) and while we do not recommend buying the infamous diesel engine Passat, the gasoline engine models are also cheap.

VW Passat

VW Passat

Dodge Magnum

The Dodge Magnum is just about the same as the Charger, with the differences being the design and a sleeker profile. This station wagon features the same mechanics as the Charger as well as the Chrysler 300C which means it has RWD, great engines, and fantastic build quality. It turns out that this station wagon didn’t do so well since it was released at the start of the SUV craze. Because of this, you can find a Dodge Magnum for as little as $7k.

Dodge Magnum

Dodge Magnum

Lincoln MKZ

In the extremely competitive executive sedans segment, Ford responded to the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class with the Lincoln MKZ. Unfortunately, even though it is actually a luxury model with high-level standard equipment and a rather powerful engine, the MKZ was not really acknowledged as a rival. Despite the fact that the MKZ has a leather interior and 263 hp engine, it was not as refined nor as fast as the other models, which affected the price. With a base price of $35k, you might be surprised to find out that you can buy a 5-year old MKZ, with low mileage and in perfect condition for less than $15,000.

Lincoln MKZ

Lincoln MKZ

Mazda 6

The Mazda 6 is a reliable and popular choice of car for families. The 2010 model is usually sold for $8,000 after 8 years of depreciation. This is a type of family sedan that ages well and does not deteriorate easily. This is an affordable and good choice for a second car.

Mazda 6

Mazda 6

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The design of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is not particularly sleek or stylish but looks rather odd- designed between sport and a family-type vehicle. The car was created to compete against the Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger but was unsuccessful in doing so. You can now purchase one of these for $8,000-$9,000 but before depreciation went for $27,000.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

BMW 7 Series

Compared to their Mercedes counterparts, the BMW 5 and 7 Series depreciate at a slightly faster pace. With a high depreciation rate, the 7 Series loses 71.1% of its value over the course of five years.

BMW 7 Series

BMW 7 Series

Cadillac SRX

The Cadillac SRX is an SUV that is not just stylish but also a really good choice with performance, quality, and an acceptable interior room. The SRX is a desirable model with its base price of about $40k, luxury features and 265 hp engine. It’s remarkable that finding a well-maintained and preserved SRX for just about $15k is not hard to do. For a luxury SUV, it really is a bargain.

Cadillac SRX

Cadillac SRX

Audi A8

The super luxurious Audi sedan is a really popular premium model that charms buyers with its elegance, luxury items, advanced Quattro AWD, and powerful engines. In spite of the luxury and size of the A8, aluminum is used in building it, so this model is relatively light and agile. Because some time has passed since the current model was introduced to the market, depreciation is noticeable, just like what happens with other luxury vehicles. For a version with a short wheelbase and 372 hp engine, the base price was around $80k but right now, you can buy a 2012 Audi A8 for roughly $30k, and for the W12 model, you would shell out $40,000 or less.

Audi A8

Audi A8

Maybach 57/62

The Maybach is a real luxury car, an epitome of a lavish sedan, so you might think it’s strange that it’s on this list for having a depreciation rate that is among the worst over the years. Back in 2006, the base prices of the Maybach 57 and 62 S models were almost $400k and $500,000 respectively, which is just a crazy amount of money! However, because of depreciation, Maybachs cost about $50k right now and you can even find some with more miles at a lower price. Thus, a mid-size SUV that has nice options will cost you the same as a car which is one of the world’s most prestigious.

Maybach 57/62

Maybach 57/62

Chrysler 300 C

The Chrysler 300C was the start of the new age and rise for classic luxury sedans. It has previously been referred to as the “gangster car” for its bold appearance. With its impressive V6 or V8 engine and sleek interiors and additional top-class features, no wonder it brought about a new beginning. The 2005 model is very affordable but newer models, from 2010, go for around $20,000.

Chrysler 300 C

Chrysler 300 C

Lexus GS

The Lexus was commended for its look as well as performance when it was released. Since it has become a popular choice amongst the luxury sedan category, newer models have been widely supported. The 2010 version went for $50,000 which was said to be worth the money. However, today they go for around $15,000.

Lexus GS

Lexus GS

Acura ZDX

The Acura ZDX was an ambitious attempt to launch a sporty crossover that is a four-wheel drive with a low roofline and a powerful engine although it was only on the market for four short years from 2010 to 2013. On paper, the ZDX looks perfect but in reality, it looks strange and just ugly. It’s too bad because the signature qualities of Acura, like a powerful engine and a nice interior, were overlooked by the market. When the ZDX was launched, it had a $35k base price, but you can buy a ZDX that is a couple of years old for $13k, which is definitely a steal.

Acura ZDX

Acura ZDX

Hummer H2

Hummers were known for dominating the roads. These gas chugging machines will cost you a fortune on gas but if you love the idea of a bulk and heavy car then these are the ones for you. In the peak of their popularity, they went for $60,000 but have since depreciated, luckily for you, they now go for $20,000.

Hummer H2

Hummer H2

Audi A6

The average-sized sedan is not only good quality but a high standard of luxury too. The 4-wheel drive system is the same as that seen in the Quattro and is for sure a stand out feature. The car has no depreciated from $50,000 to $15,000.

Audi A6

Audi A6

Mercedes CL-Class

The CL series is the most prestigious Mercedes two-door model. The SL is a lot sportier, but the CL is actually a GT car which has powerful engines, luxury features with the best quality, and enough space to accommodate four people. That level of prestige, however, comes with a really high price tag. When it started, the base price of the CL was higher than $100k. Right now, for just around $25k (which is the price of an economy sedan), you can get a CL 500 that is in quite good condition.

Mercedes CL-Class

Mercedes CL-Class

Mercedes SL

The Mercedes SL was intended to be the German version of the Aston Martin Vantage. With its ‘need-for-speed’ style and its stylish interiors. The car was stuck with a heavy price tag of $120,000 but since has depreciated to $30,000. The powerful 283 HP engine ensures a smooth yet powerful experience which is what adds to the desirability of the Mercedes SL.

Mercedes SL

Mercedes SL

Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes does truly well in encompassing and combining luxury and look. Naturally, when newer models are released the price is much higher just as demand is. However, if you can be patient enough to wait between 4-5 years you can save up to 36%.

Mercedes S Class

Mercedes S Class

Chrysler Aspen

If you are in the market for a vehicle with good towing capacity, plenty of features, and a seating capacity of eight but you have a limited budget, then the Chrysler Aspen is for you. With decent styling and comfort, the multi-purpose rugged Aspen has been pretty much overlooked in comparison with other stylish SUV models. Its price was around $40k back in 2009, but an Aspen in decent shape with all the important features will only set you back $12-13k. It’s very cheap compared to the recent models.

Chrysler Aspen

Chrysler Aspen

IJeep Commander

This strong and rustic SUV has done well over the past couple of years. The perfect off-roading car as it has all the features needed to endure the outback but also looks good enough for every day and suburban culture. The maintenance and necessary upkeep are naturally demanding but second-hand Jeeps are going for $10,000 these days.

IJeep Commander

IJeep Commander

Smart ForTwo

A Smart ForTwo vehicle’s value dramatically drops within its first year. This might be because, in spite of getting advertised a lot for being an environmental vehicle, the advantages of driving it end there. Even though the gas consumption is exceptionally low, the inside is quite cramped and really small, the transmission is only two speed (really unpleasant for many drivers), and in spite of it being advocated safe owing to its small size, majority of car buyers still prefer a mid-sized car with a considerably higher safety rating. Within just one year after it is paid for, the Smart ForTwo vehicle is worth roughly 36 percent less or approximately $14k less.

Smart ForTwo

Smart ForTwo

Hyundai Genesis

The Hyundai Genesis is the next car on this list and has the highest and fastest depreciation. Even though the Genesis is a rival to other luxury vehicles, it is lacking the recognized luxury car brand appeal. The price of the Genesis is close to models by Lexus or Mercedes, but in its first year, it already loses 38 percent of its retail value, a disadvantage if you buy it new but a benefit if it is bought used. Those car buyers seeking luxury can purchase a Genesis that is only one year old for $16k less than its $52k original price (brand new).

Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is the embodiment of Nissan’s big success in the realm of electric cars, but its depreciation rate is among the worst on this list. With numerous Leafs being leased, the tax credits are nearly $7.5k, and the dealer that gives a number of discounts or incentives, its resale price was hurt. All mark offs that are from the price filter are down when the Leaf is being resold.

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Rogue SV

Rather than being more square and practical like the models by Honda and Toyota, Nissan launched the Rogue as a sportier alternative. Nevertheless, as soon as it was redesigned, the car’s value dropped by five percent. Just like the Nissan Leaf, this vehicle (Rogue) is a lot like its name (with quite a high depreciation rate), a rogue on this list.

Nissan Rouge SV

Nissan Rogue SV

Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper is quite an appealing compact vehicle that has a loyal fan base. However, this car’s depreciation is the highest among all the car models of this kind. Twelve months ago, the standard price of a brand new Mini Cooper was $20k but a 2015 Mini Cooper’s value has since dropped by 29.3 percent. If you consider this car type, the residual value is important since the reduction in value is what costs the most.

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

GMC Yukon

In general, the gas price has stopped rising and the interest in gas-guzzling SUVs has been renewed. However, the GMC Yukon has suffered from its redesign. Another reason could be that brand new car buyers have been researching how much it would cost to own a brand new GMC Yukon for five years. The price of a brand new Yukon is $47k but the cost-to-own is $70k for just the first five years. Whatever the reason, the value of these vehicles drops to around 33 percent in the first year alone.

GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon

Chevrolet Express

Since the Chevy Express 2015 model is a cargo van, most of us won’t have one, unless you particularly need this type of vehicle or you own a business. It is essential to know that owning a Chevy Express costs almost twice the amount of buying a brand new one and its depreciation rate is at 37 percent during the first year of ownership, well above average. The possible reason for this is how the previous model looks very much like the new model, along with a limited buying audience and few available upgrades.

Chevrolet Express

Chevrolet Express

Chevrolet Impala

The Chevy Impala is an established and very popular car but why is its depreciation so fast? One reason is this car being one of the fleet vehicles of Chevrolet, which means that most Impalas will be used as a rental or serve as a company car. Therefore, there is an oversupply of these cars. In addition, they don’t really have unique or rare features and they don’t look that attractive, so with the many Impalas for sale plus the declining demand for mid-sized sedans, this Chevy model’s market value falls dramatically, 33.5 percent lower compared to last year’s $27k.

Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle’s depreciation rate is at 37 percent in its first year and, in addition to that, the diesel models’ resale value and MSRP have dropped far quicker than those of the gasoline models. All of this was owing to reports about Volkswagen adding a software cheat to their diesel models in order to perform well in emission tests. From September 18th, 2015, the Beetle has become a car model that has double the rate of depreciation compared to its gasoline models. However, when it comes to the Beetle, last year’s purchase could be the best buy of the following year.

Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle

Lincoln MKS

The Lincoln MKS is facing obsolescence. This model may not be sold that often but it appeals to buyers seeking a luxury car for under $50k. This car was not really a top-seller, so there is a 30.4 percent drop in its value in just a year. The individual purchasing a brand new Lincoln MKS may find this really annoying, but a used car buyer will think it is a best-case scenario.

Lincoln MKS

Lincoln MKS

Kia Optima

The Kia Optima has as many advantages as it has disadvantages. This vehicle has a sharp design, a roomy cabin, several upgradable features, and a reliable engine. However, the fuel efficiency rating of this car is unsatisfactory and its depreciation rate is 35 percent from just a year ago. Owners of brand new Kia Optimas may find similar models from Ford and Honda to retain more value and thereby be more enticing.

Kia Optima

Kia Optima

Kia Cadenza

The Kia Cadenza is one of the fastest depreciating cars on this list. This vehicle is definitely a good deal when bought used owing to its depreciation rate (38 percent), and it’s for this very reason it’s difficult to justify buying this car brand new. However, there is another Kia car on this list because Kia’s big pseudo-luxury sedan has yet to win over buyers of cars.

Kia Cadenza

Kia Cadenza

Jaguar XK

The Jaguar XK is subject to obsolescence like the Lincoln MKS. Jaguar created the fancier and newer F-type model, which has replaced the XK. A year ago, dealers sold Jaguar XKs for about $84.5k but the car has since had a drop of 29.2 percent in its value. It is definitely appropriate to include this particular Jaguar model in the list of vehicles which are best bought if used.

Jaguar XK

Jaguar XK

Ford Mustang

The 6th generation Ford Mustang was a performance bargain at all times. If you take a look at its early prices and value in the market of used cars, you will realize that you will get your money’s worth from the Mustang GT (with its V8 engine and impressive performance) regarding looks and power. The latest model is really hot as of the moment, so nobody remembers the previous model (a modern muscle car) with its excellent 5.0-liter V8 engine and old-school design that is just so cool. The price was originally around $35k, but for roughly $10k, you can get this car and have fun burning rubber.

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Hyundai Sonata

The mid-sized sedan Hyundai Sonata has a conventional design, spacious interior, power, and reasonable performance. Over the past years, the Sonata has become popular since it is solid and dependable in transporting the family. Its standard price is around $23k and sometimes goes as high as $30k. However, you only need to shell out $8k to own a 2011 Sonata, which is a significant price drop.

Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Lexus ES 350

The car company Lexus has an esteemed reputation. Lexus car owners tend to favor excellent speed and handling, a sleek and smooth design, and luxury. Perhaps the Lexus ES 350 is the more ‘boring’ model of the company. On the outside, its appearance is average and unremarkable. Maybe because of this, it has a $9.1k drop in its value in its first year of ownership.

Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES 350

Dodge Charger

On Cars.com, it says that a 2015 Dodge Charger costs a bit more than $41k to own for 5 years. The original cost of the car is $26k, and its value will drop over $8k (45 percent or more) in the first year. This is because most models aren’t interesting and don’t have add-on features which are noteworthy. In addition, its competitors are attractive, upgradable, and more popular, so the depreciation rate of the Charger is definitely affected.

Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevy Camaro is sharp and sporty but its depreciation rate during the first year is said to be 39 percent, which is one of the highest on this list. The average five-year total cost of owning a 2015 Camaro is around $40k. $23.7k after it is driven off and over $8,000 is lost in its first year of ownership. Just like a Corvette, Mustang or SS, the Camaro is an American-made sports car that has worshippers like what luxury car lines have, which is probably why the Camaro’s value drops the same way that of a luxury car does.

Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

Mitsubishi Lancer

With a depreciation rate of 35 percent, the Lancer is average on this list and although this particular model is advertised as an affordable car, the depreciation it experiences in the first year is quite high. The 5-year cost of owning one shows how this car compares to other vehicles. A Lancer costs approximately $4k less than a Mini Cooper base model, but if the projected cost of ownership of both cars is compared, the Mitsubishi Lancer still costs $5,000 more than the Cooper does. If you’re making up your mind whether to purchase a Lancer brand new or used, this is something you should keep in mind.

Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer

Cadillac CTS

A mainstay in Cadillac’s lineup, the CTS is a luxury sedan which has solid engineering, is well-designed, and is reliable on the road. However, it faces a depreciation rate of 36.9 percent, which is definitely higher than many luxury cars. Therefore, a 2015 CTS bought brand new at about $45k is now worth approximately half that amount.

Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS

Chrysler 300 C

The Chrysler 300 C is certainly a veteran compared to many luxury sedans since its release back in 2005 somewhat started the revival of the American classic sedan (luxurious, big, muscular-looking, and powerful). The main selling point for many buyers all over the globe was the selection of powerful engines that were available, like the V6, V8, and Hemi V8. This stylish sedan is priced at about $40k but a slightly used Chrysler 300 C that is a couple of years old will only cost you less than $20k. This means that in just a few years, the depreciation of this car is quite significant, but the Chrysler 300 C is perfect if you want to buy a big, mean-looking luxury sedan.

Chrysler 300 C

Chrysler 300 C

Buick Regal

The Regal reintroduced Buick as a manufacturer of premium compact sedans. This vehicle is basically a European Opel Insignia with an American trim and a Buick badge. With a number of powerful turbocharged engines, a wide variety of add-on features, and drivetrain options, the Regal became one of the well-known choices for affordable luxury sedans. The original price of the Regal is little under $30k, but you would be surprised to find out that you can get one which is only a couple of years old for just over $10k, the price being affected by the availability of a new model next year.

Buick Regal

Buick Regal

Fiat 500 L

Back in 2014, there were plenty of promises made about the Fiat 500 L but only a few were delivered, which affected its popularity as well as its price in the used cars market. Even if it is a family car that is spacious and has an ample trunk, its engine is small and its performance is below average. Even if it is easy to drive and has great visibility, it is far more enjoyable to drive its rivals which has better performance and comes with more power. With a base price of a little more than $20k, you can find a 3-year-old 500 L today which is priced under $14k, which is a very significant depreciation for a 3-year-old vehicle.

Fiat 500 L

Fiat 500 L

Jaguar XF

Just like other manufacturers of luxury vehicles, high depreciation rates hit Jaguar’s cars, which is why buying a used XF, a mid-sized luxury sedan, doesn’t cost a lot. The XF was launched back in 2009 with a base price of $50k, but customers who bought the car opted for some add-ons and paid around $60k. A V6-300 hp engine is standard in the base model, but there is also a performance version that has a V8-420 hp engine. Right now, you can find a 2010 or 2009 model for under $15k (in good condition and with full-service history) which is an awesome deal because the XF comes with a powerful engine, advanced safety features, full leather interior, and an impressive design.

Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF

 

Nissan Maxima

You definitely get your money’s worth with the Nissan Maxima as it could be considered a luxury vehicle – big, comfortable, nicely equipped, and powerful. Back in 2016, Nissan launched a new generation with new technology, a V6-300 hp engine, and great styling, and it cost a little over $32k to buy this model brand new. However, right now, there are second-hand units being sold for just over $20k, which means it depreciated roughly $10,000 in less than two years. You are practically buying a brand new Nissan Maxima, still under the warranty, for two-thirds of its original price, so this car is definitely worth considering getting.

Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima

Kia K900

The K900 is Kia’s full-sized luxury sedan offering and the Mercedes S-Class or the BMW 7-Series’ Korean rival. This means the K900 offers creature comforts, boasts luxury features, has a powerful engine lineup, and has a high price tag which will also depreciate considerably, much like other luxury cars. It was introduced in late 2014 with a standard 420-hp engine, high luxury and $60k standard price, which was considered low compared to its rivals but certainly high for a Kia. These days, you can buy well-cared-for 2-year old K900 for just over $30k, which is pretty cheap considering it is a large and premium model.

Kia K900

Kia K900

Cadillac SRX

The Cadillac SRX is an SUV that is not just stylish but also a really good choice with performance, quality, and an acceptable interior room. The SRX is a desirable model with its base price of about $40k, luxury features and 265 hp engine. It’s remarkable that finding a well-maintained and preserved SRX for just about $15k is not hard to do. For a luxury SUV, it really is a bargain.

Cadillac SRX

Cadillac SRX

Mercedes R-Class

To try and create a luxury crossover segment, Mercedes created the R-Class. Unfortunately, their target audience simply wasn’t large enough to keep the R-Class going for long. Just two years after its release, the van was discontinued. Even so, buyers have said the van was extremely comfortable, had luxury features as well as great engines. The van’s starting price was $50k, however, now a used one would cost about $19k.

Mercedes R Class

Mercedes R Class

BMW 5 Series

Buying the BMW 5 Series new will cost you a lot, however, just one year later, its value will drop about 18%. Despite the fact that this model is more efficient with a 2.0L, 4-cylinder, 248 hp engine, it doesn’t make it more luxurious. The 5 Series will lose as much as 52.6% of its value after three years. If you’re looking to buy one now, you can find a used one for as little as $30,846.

BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Similar to other high-end cars, the Mercedes E-Class doesn’t hold onto its value for very long. Even with its beautiful design and excellent performance, the E-Class loses 49.9% of its value. This goes to show that even when a car is one of the most high-end models, it might not be worth the high price tag.

Mercedes Benz E Class

Mercedes Benz E Class

BMW 3 Series

While the BMW 3 Series is one of the best-selling models from BMW, its depreciation rate has only gotten higher throughout the years. Nowadays, the 3 Series will lose 49.8% of its value after just three years of ownership. Seeing as older models are significantly cheaper than the new ones, this model has become more popular because of its affordable price. Other BMW models’ prices have increased over time.

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series

Ford Taurus

The Ford Taurus is one of Ford’s cheaper models, which happens to have one the highest depreciation rates among Ford’s cars. While Ford is known to make great trucks, sedans, crossovers, and even sports cars, the Taurus loses 49.7% of its value in the first three years. That is an incredibly high number for a family sedan. However, the Taurus is still doing great with sales and reviews.

Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus

Chrysler 200

While Chrysler is known for their cars being more affordable, they’re still considered to be luxury cars. Even though their models might not have all the features that other luxury brands do, they are still luxurious enough to be considered that. The biggest downside to the Chrysler 200 is, of course, the depreciation rate. After three years of ownership, the car loses 48.4% of its initial value.

Chrysler 200

Chrysler 200

Volkswagen Jetta

The Volkswagen Jetta might be similar to the Volkswagen Passat, but according to customer reviews, the Jetta is a great car. This family sedan has both good and bad qualities. Naturally, the more significant downside of this car is its value loss. Within three years, the Jetta loses 48.1% of its value.

Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Audi A3

Audi is a brand that is considered to be at the same level as BMW and Mercedes as they all have plenty in common. Their cars all have German engineering, luxurious features as well as designs, and the most crucial similarity is the cars’ inability to hang on to their value. The A3 is one of Audi’s cheaper models and is extremely popular since it’s a great family sedan. The one significant drawback is its value loss over time. After the first three years of ownership, the car loses 47.9% of its value.

Audi A3

Audi A3

Jaguar XJL

Within the first three years of ownership, the Jaguar XJL loses 66.4% of its value on average. Seeing as Jaguar is one of the most well-known luxury car manufacturers, their cars tend to lose their value drastically.

Jaguar XJL

Jaguar XJL

BMW 6 Series

Seeing as it’s a luxury car, the BMW 6 Series is somewhat odd as it’s available as a coupe, a convertible, or as a four-door sedan. Its value loss is a little worse than the 5 Series. Overall, the BMW 6 Series tends to lose 68.3% of its value.

BMW 6 Series

BMW 6 Series

Ford Fusion Energi

By creating a luxury eco-friendly midsize sedan, Ford began a new trend with the Fusion Energi. “Government incentives play a role in the steep depreciation of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles as their resale value is based on their lower effective post-incentive sticker price,” Ly said. The depreciation rate for this plug-in Ford is 69.4%.

Ford Fusion Energi

Ford Fusion Energi

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The S-Class is Mercedes’ signature sedan, complete with top-of-the-line features which make the car expensive to buy new. Seeing the S-Class’ history, the advanced features that the car has will cost a hefty amount to get fixed if the need arises. Despite the fact that the S-Class isn’t the fastest-depreciating Mercedes, it decreases 69.9% in value.

Mercedes Benz S Class

Mercedes Benz S Class

BMW 7 Series

Compared to their Mercedes counterparts, the BMW 5 and 7 Series depreciate at a slightly faster pace. With a high depreciation rate, the 7 Series loses 71.1% of its value over the course of five years.

BMW 7 Series

BMW 7 Series

Chevrolet Volt

After being announced, the Chevrolet Volt made waves in the car industry. At the time, having an electric car with a gasoline-powered engine that was able to charge the batteries while driving was a revolutionary concept. Seeing as it’s now getting older, its value is dropping quickly, with a 71.2% loss.

Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt

Ford Focus

Despite the fact that Ford vehicles tend to not hold their value well, they still are affordable and dependable cars with great reviews. The Ford Focus is a perfect example. Being a compact family hatchback, it became popular in 2018, and just like Ford’s other models, its value dropped. Over the course of three years, the Focus loses 45% of its value, meaning that it’s a great car to buy used.

Ford Focus

Ford Focus

Infiniti Q50

Throughout the years, Infiniti has gained popularity in the luxury vehicles industry, making a name for themselves. They’re known for their sporty flair, combining Nissan engineering with powerful engines and a cutting-edge style. However, the Q50 doesn’t hold onto its value as well as other Nissan cars do. In the first three years, it loses 46.9% of its initial value.

Infiniti Q50

Infiniti Q50

Cadillac ATS

While the Cadillac ATS has all the best features a luxury car can possibly have, it loses 50.4% of its value. Even so, it has 4G Wi-Fi, a remote start via smartphone, and two engine options.

Cadillac ATS

Cadillac ATS

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0

While Alfa Romeos are known to lose their value rather quickly, they still don’t depreciate fast enough to be on our list – all but one, that is. The Giulietta looks just as gorgeous as the rest of their hatchbacks, but it loses a whopping 73.9% of its value after three years.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0

Fiat Panda 0.9 Twinair

The Panda can be seen as the ultimate weekend warrior car with its compact 4×4 design. This car is on our list due to the fact that it loses 73.3% of its value. It seems to be that being unable to hold onto a car’s value is becoming somewhat of a trend with Fiat, unfortunately.

Fiat Panda 0.9 Twinair

Fiat Panda 0.9 Twinair

Fiat Punto 1.4

When thinking of compact cars, Fiat tends to be one of the first names that come to mind. The Punto 1.4 is definitely a compact car, and it’s only available in select countries, which might be a good thing. After just three years of ownership, the car loses an incredible 73.8% of its value.

Fiat Punto 1.4

Fiat Punto 1.4

Buick Enclave

As of late, Buick has started to drift away from their affordable cars and move towards luxury cars. It seems to be that their audience is approving of this shift. While this is all well and good, there is a reason that the Enclave is on this list. It has a 46.8% drop in value, which might not be as high as other cars on this list, but people shopping for crossovers wouldn’t want to buy one that wouldn’t last.

Buick Enclave

Buick Enclave

Toyota Camry

While the Toyota Camry might be the best-selling sedan in the United States, it still earned a spot on our list. Because there is a new model, buyers tend to gravitate towards it rather than buy an old one. This means that the older model faces a serious depreciation rate as a result.

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mercedes-Benz C250

While the Mercedes C250 is a very sought after luxury car, it does come with a hefty price. Its depreciation rate is 34.4%, meaning that in the first year alone, it loses $15,247 in value. To avoid this, there is an option to upgrade the older model and add new features rather than invest in a brand-new car.

Mercedes Benz C250

Mercedes Benz C250

Volvo S60

In the first year alone, the Volvo S60 loses about $14,204 of its value which is about 34.4%. Seeing as this four-door rates high on the safety scale and has great performance, buying it used might be the right choice. A new S60 costs $34,150-$59,300.

Volvo S60

Volvo S60

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

This might not come as much of a surprise, but the Mercedes C-Clas depreciates quickly. Being one of the biggest names in luxury vehicles, Mercedes cars aren’t known for holding their value for long. The C-Class loses 48.3% of its value over the course of three years. This fact most likely doesn’t matter to people who can afford to buy it new.

Mercedes Benz C Class

Mercedes Benz C Class

Peugeot 308

While it may be listed for around $25,268 new, after just one year, the Peugeot 308 loses 48% of its initial value. Seeing as this family hatchback suffers from poor rear leg room and fiddly infotainment system, it isn’t the best model to buy. All the same, it does have some strengths, like frugal engines and plenty of cargo space.

Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308

Skoda Rapid

The Skoda Rapid is listed for about $23,385, but after one year it loses 58.3% of its initial value. The question is why, since Skoda makes some excellent cars. This one, however, isn’t one of them. Its ride isn’t smooth and there is plenty of wind, road, and suspension noise to put up with. To top it off, the poorly weighed steering doesn’t inspire much confidence in the car.

Skoda Rapid

Skoda Rapid

Seat Toledo

Listed at about $28,252, the Seat Toledo is very similar to the Skoda Rapid. It suffers from all the same problems, leading it to lose a whopping 60.5% of its value within just one year of ownership.

Seat Toledo

Seat Toledo

Fiat Doblo

For a selling price of about $31,489 new, the Fiat Doblo has loads of space for five as well as sliding back doors that make it easy to get children in and out even in small parking spaces. However, this van-based car isn’t as refined as those in the best MPVs, leading to its 64.3% value loss after just one year.

Fiat Doblo

Fiat Doblo

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