2018 Best Resale Value Awards: Top Ten Cars

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Top 10 Models

Trucks and SUVs continue to dominate the top of the resale value charts, with the Subaru WRX maintaining its grip on the number 10 slot as the sole representative of the car contingent. 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 51 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.


2018 Toyota Tacoma

A legendary workhorse that's equally eager on the weekends, the Toyota Tacoma has ranked number one in resale value four years in a row.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 69.6%
  • at 60 months: 61.1%

2018 Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra isn't the best-selling full-size truck on the market, but year after year it posts the very best resale values.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 64.7%
  • at 60 months: 54.2%

2018 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: 65.8%
  • at 60 months: 54.2%

2018 Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler isn't just one of the world's most famous off-roaders. It's also a perennial resale value standout.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 65.2%
  • at 60 months: 54.1%

2018 GMC Sierra

The GMC Sierra full-size truck may trail its Silverado sibling in sales, but it edges the Chevy in resale value performance.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 58.4%
  • at 60 months: 51.9%

2018 Chevrolet Silverado

The second-best-selling vehicle in the country, the Chevrolet Silverado combines capability, comfort and strong resale value.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 57.6%
  • at 60 months: 50.4%

2018 Ford F-Series

The Ford F-150 is the country's best-selling vehicle, a resale value standout and has been named our Pickup Truck Best Buy four years in a row.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 58.7%
  • at 60 months: 49.6%

2018 Chevrolet Colorado

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

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 60.5%
  • at 60 months: 47.5%

2018 Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline returned last year mixing a more truck-like design with many of the same clever features and excellent resale value that have made it so popular with owners.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 60.7%
  • at 60 months: 46.7%

2018 Subaru WRX

The enthusiast-favorite Subaru WRX combines 268 turbocharged horsepower and all-wheel-drive traction with top resale value credentials.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 57.8%
  • at 60 months: 46.2%

See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 |
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