With the exception of buying a home, a new vehicle is the most expensive purchase made in most people’s life. Therefore, buying a new car or truck is a major decision for most consumers.
For that reason, auto buyers should evaluate year-in-year-out transportation costs when shopping. You’ll want to look for a vehicle that retains its value well. Why? It’s because over the first five years of new-car ownership depreciation is a car owner’s biggest expense.
Fortunately, there are services to find the resale values of cars, trucks, sport utilities and vans. They include CarsDirect, Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds.
Best Overall Auto Resale Values
|Make & Model||Style||3 YR Resale Value|
|1.||Toyota Tacoma||4WD Double Cab V-6 / manual transmission||61%|
|2.||Subaru Impreza WRX STI||Sedan||61%|
|3.||Subaru Impreza||WRX hatchback||60%|
|4.||Mazda Mazdaspeed3||Touring / manual transmission||60%|
|5.||Toyota Prius c||One||59%|
|6.||Nissan Versa||S sedan / manual transmission||59%|
|7.||Mini Cooper||Hardtop coupe||59%|
|8.||Toyota Tacoma||2WD Double Cab PreRunner / automatic transmission||58%|
|9.||Mitsubishi Lancer||SE / automatic||58%|
|10.||Mini Cooper Clubman||Coupe||58%|