Best And Worst Resale Values

highest resale valuesPractical car shoppers likely use a potential purchase’s resale value as a primary factor in their decision-making process. The resale — or residual value — indicates how much a car will be worth down the road when it comes time to replace it. I place a great amount of emphasis on resale value when recommending cars.

The 2014 model-year vehicles below are expected to hold their value better than any others over three years and cover a variety of segments. Also, I have included a list of the worst residual value projections.
The residual values below are a percentage of the MSRP (including destination charge) and are provided by ALG, a company that forecasts lease values for the automotive industry. All vehicles are 2014 models, and the percentages are projected values after 36 months.

Toyota Tacoma 63%
Toyota FJ Cruiser 62%
Honda CRV 60%
Toyota 4Runner 60%
Honda Ridgeline 59%
Toyota Land Cruiser 58%
Mazda 3 58%
Subaru Impreza 58%
Audi Q7 57%
Kia Soul 57%

Chevy Captiva 38%
Ram Cargo Van 40%
Chevy Impala Limited 40%
Nissan Titan 41%
Lincoln MKS 42%
Jaguar XJ 42%
VW Touareg 42%
Mercedes CL-Class 42%
Kia Sedona 42%

  1. Jim Jones 5 years ago

    I am wondering. Since I usually drive a car until the wheels fall off, I am not concerned about the resale value after 3 years or even 10 years. They usually go to the junk yard when I’m finished with them. So of the cars on the “worst” list. Which is the best MPG and dependability of those cars. I will probably be ready for another car by 2017. So if I buy off the worst list, I figure I get the best buy. But which one off that list is the best. Could you rerank those on the list from a used car buyer standpoint?? I have an 09 Kia rio5 right now and it probably won’t last bast 2017. Plus, I don’t know if I can take it any longer. It drives ok, I added after market cruise control and that helps with the car a lot. But, the road noise is so loud, I can hardly hear the radio no matter how loud I make it. That part sucks.

    • Jerry 5 years ago

      Good to hear from you! My list of the best cars changes every year, and I agree that resale is not an issue for you, nor does resale value make a car better or worse in the long run, it just generally means that a good resale value car is more popular. It may have more to do with styling than quality.

      When you are ready, holler back, I’ll tell you at that time what I think the best buys are.

      Thanks for listening to the show.

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

  2. Charles Bates 5 years ago

    Jerry I am in the market for a new 1/2 ton pickup. I want one that get the best highway mpg, my choices are 2014 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado , 2013 Ram 1500 and 2013 Ford F150. The Ford is cheaper that the other 2 models but gets less fuel mpg.
    Thank you

    • Jerry 5 years ago

      Charles, with the rebates in the Fords, I think you can make the case that the upfront savings will overcome the loss of fuel economy, especially in the 6 cylinder F150.

      Let me know which market you are in, and I’ll recommend a good dealer for you!

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

  3. chanc 4 years ago

    Hi jerry, I’m in the market for a less expensive fuel efficient vehicle. (Preferably a Prius) I am a returning missionary and don’t need flash or speed just reliability and comfort!

    • Jerry 4 years ago

      Good to hear from you. Prius is an exceptional value and a super car that gets amazing mileage. I think it’s a great choice.

      We have excellent dealers all over the country, click:

      I wish you the best!

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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