2017 Best Resale Value Awards: Top Ten Cars

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Top 10 Models

Trucks and SUVs have long dominated this list, but now they've almost completely taken over. With the Chevy Silverado and redesigned Honda Ridgeline returning to the list this year, we're now looking at seven trucks, two SUVs and -- clinging to the number 10 spot -- one car. But they're all standouts. While the average new vehicle will be worth about 33 percent of its original sticker price after 60 months, these 10 vehicles will return an average of 50 percent to their owners' pockets. For a $30,000 vehicle that works out to a meaningful difference of $5,000 over a 5-year buy/own/sell ownership cycle. That's why choosing a car with good resale value can often save you more money in the long run than chasing big rebates and other incentives.


2017 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma midsize truck underwent a comprehensive redesign last year, but its customary position at the top of this list remains unchanged.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 71.8%
  • at 60 months: 58.4%

2017 Toyota 4Runner

The rugged, reliable Toyota 4Runner was among the first of its kind. Now that it's among the last of its kind, its resale value is even stronger.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 64.3%
  • at 60 months: 54.5%

2017 Chevrolet Silverado

The second-best-selling vehicle in the country, the Chevrolet Silverado returns to this list on the strength of strong demand and a strong reputation.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 61.8%
  • at 60 months: 52.2%

2017 Jeep Wrangler

With a monopoly on famously capable off-road vehicles with removable tops, the world-renowned Jeep Wrangler enjoys outstanding resale values.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 63.7%
  • at 60 months: 51.1%

2017 Toyota Tundra

Although it trails its more established rivals in annual sales, the Toyota Tundra has proven a smart choice thanks to a solid reputation for reliability and strong resale values.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 60.7%
  • at 60 months: 49.0%

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado midsize truck returned from hiatus a couple years ago, and it's been on our list of Top 10 resale values ever since.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 61.3%
  • at 60 months: 48.1%

2017 Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline returns for 2017 mixing a more truck-like design with many of the same clever features and appealing qualities that have made it so popular with owners.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 64.4%
  • at 60 months: 47.6%

2017 GMC Sierra

Mixing strong styling with a luxury-like Denali grade, the GMC Sierra full-size truck appeals to a broad range of buyers.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 56.8%
  • at 60 months: 47.5%

2017 GMC Canyon

A corporate cousin to the Chevrolet Colorado, the GMC Canyon offers bolder, more truck-like styling, but similarly exceptional resale value.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 59.8%
  • at 60 months: 47.2%

2017 Subaru WRX

The all-wheel-drive, performance-tuned Subaru WRX boasts a cult-like following and excellent resale value.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 55.2%
  • at 60 months: 45.4%

See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |
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