20 Cars That Best Hold Their Value
Auto Residual Value
Auto Residual Value
Your car is most likely the most or 2nd most expensive item you'll ever purchase. Make sure the car you buy retains its value. ALG, the Automotive Lease Guide, gives out their ranking for their guide to the best car in each class in retaining its values after 36 months.


Subcompact
Subcompact
Honda Fit
MSRP: $16,315

The Honda Fit helped revitalize the entire Subcompact segment when it came out in 2007. Used values are consistently at the highest for in its class that includes the Toyota Scion and Nissan Versa.


Compact
Compact
Mazda3
MSRP: $17,740

The Mazda3 ride and handling is the best in its segment beating out the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. It also has some of the best fuel economy at a reasonable price.


Midsize
Midsize
Suburu Legacy
MSRP: $22,490

The Legacy beat out the Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata with its quiet cabin. And as always, All-Wheel drive is still a standard feature.


Full Size
Full Size
Dodge Charger
MSRP: $27,990

Beating out the Toyota Avalon and Hyundai Azera, the Dodge Charger with its unique appeal of a conventional sedan with attitude.


Mid Range Sports Car
Mid Range Sports Car
Suburu WRX
MSRP: $27090

The WRX is based on the significantly improved Subru Imprezza. The WRX beat out the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet SS.


Hybrid/Electric
Hybrid/Electric
Toyota Prius
MSRP: $27,575

The Toyota Prius is the reigning king of value retention in this category. It beats the Lexus CT with its lower costs and proven track record.


Minivan
Minivan
Honda Odyssey
MSRP: $29,805

The Honda Odyssey has a reputation of quality, value, and great resale retention. Other good minivans were the Kia Sedona and the Toyota Sienna.


Fullsize Cargo Van
Fullsize Cargo Van
Mercedez-Benz Sprinter
MSRP: $36,990

The Mercedez-Benz Sprinter revolutionized vans by combining efficient use of space with fuel efficiency. Other good choices include the Ram ProMaster and Ford Transit.


Compact SUV
Compact SUV
Honda CR-V
MSRP: $24,150

The Honda CR-V has a proven formula that works well with resellers, putting it above the Toyota RAV4 and the Suburu Forester.


Midsize SUV
Midsize SUV
Toyota Highlander
MSRP: $30,300

A recent upgrade in 2014 made the Toyota Highlander bigger, more powerful, and more stylish. Toyota decision to limit the number makes its resale value higher than the Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Explorer.


Fullsize SUV
Fullsize SUV
Chevrolet Tahoe
MSRP: $46,745

The Chevy Tahoe is the sales leader in this category and is considered the go-to vehicle for families. Other good SUVs include the Toyota Sequoia and GMC Yukon.


Off Road SUV
Off Road SUV
Toyota 4Runner
MSRP: $33,895

The 4 runner combines luxurious comfort with off-road ability, beating out the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee.


Midsize Pickup
Midsize Pickup
Toyota Tacoma
MSRP: $21,659

The Toyota Tacoma's reputation for high quality keeps resale value high and owners incredibly loyal. Runner ups include the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado.


Full Size Pickup
Full Size Pickup
Toyota Tundra
MSRP: $29,510

Toyota has consciously kept the Toyota Tundra's resale value high by focusing on transaction prices over overall sales which makes it a better choice than runner ups Chevrolet Silverado, and Ford F-150.


Luxury Compact
Luxury Compact
MINI Hardtop
MSRP: $21,300

The Mini has done a great job of retaining its value. In 2015 the Mini was redesigned moving it ahead of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Clas and Audi A3.


Luxury Midsize Car
Luxury Midsize Car
Lexus IS
MSRP: $37,474

The Lexus has been moving towards more aggressive styling with a focus on matching its German rivals in ride and handling. The IS beats out the Volvo V60 and Acura TLX.


Luxury Full Size Car
Luxury Full Size Car
Hyundai Genesis
MSRP: $38,950

Hyundai has gradually been moving into the Luxury high end market, and the Genesis is the statement that it has finally arrived. Despite the Genesis's growing popularity it is still $10,000 less than its rivals, the Volvo XC70 and Lexus GS.


Luxury  Sports Car
Luxury Sports Car
Audi TT
MSRP: $41,245

The Audi TT has been able to maintain its resale value by keeping classic styling and holding the line on prices. Other good candidates include the Audi R8 and Porsche 911.


Luxury Midsize SUV
Luxury Midsize SUV
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
MSRP: $64,275

The Range Rover has a great combination of comfort, capability, and the Range Rover brand. This gives ita better resale value to the Mercez-Benz M-Class and Lexus RX.


Luxury Fullsize SUV
Luxury Fullsize SUV
Toyota Land Cruiser
MSRP: $80,830

The Toyota Land Cruiser is the clear leader in this category, beating out the Lexus LX570 and the Land Rover Range Rover.