Note: Predicted retained values are according to Kelley Blue Book.
Everyone knows that your car loses value the moment you drive off the lot. Some cars much more so than others. We look at Kelley Blue Book's predicted best and worst 2014 vehicles for holding their value over the next 60 months
Worst - 10.Jaguar XK (27.6%)
Best - 10. Dodge Challenger (51%)
Worst - 9. Lincoln MKS (27.5%)
Best - 9. Chevrolet Silverado (51%)
Worst - 8. Volvo S80 (27.3%)
Best - 8. Honda CR-V (51%)
Worst - 7. BMW 7-Series (26%)
Best - 7. Chevrolet Camaro (52% )
Worst - 6. Mercedes CL-Class (25.8%)
Best - 6. Chevrolet Corvette (54%)
Worst - 5. Volkswagen CC (25%)
Best - 5. Toyota Tundra (52%)
Worst - 4. Jaguar XJ (22.2%)
Best - 4. Toyota 4Runner (56%)
Worst - 3. Smart Fortwo ED (21.5%)
Best - 3. Jeep Wrangler (60%)
Worst - 2. Fiat 500e (21%)
Best - 2. Toyota Tacoma (62%)
Worst - 1.Nissan Leaf (18%)
Best - 1. Toyota FJ Cruiser (70%)
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All vehicles lose their value over time. However, some vehicles lose their value much quicker than others do. Things like supply and demand, design, maintenance and many other factors all play a part. Let’s take a look at the vehicles with the best and worst predicted retained value after five years. (Percentages displayed are the predicted percent of total retained value after 60 months.)
With an MSRP starting at $98,625 you’re losing about $71,000 in value over the next 60 months.
This pony car does a nice job of retaining its value after 60 months. $26,995 should still be worth about $13,767 in five years.
The MKS is actually a pretty affordable way to get into a Lincoln with MSRP starting at $48,110. You won’t make much of that back by selling it in five years though when it is expected to be worth only $13,230.
MSRP for the Silverado 1500 starts at $26,290. You should be able to make a little better than half of that back is you sell in five years.
From $48,300 to $13,185 in just 60 months.
If you want a good little crossover SUV that will hold onto its value than the Honda CR-V is for you. Five years from now, the base model will still be worth $13,255 of today’s MSRP $25,990.
With a base model price tag of $107,000 that’s a decrease in value of nearly 80,000 bucks.
The fifth-generation Camaro has a starting MSRP of $28,495. For Muscle car value it can’t be beat as it is expected to hold on to more than half of that value over the next 60 months.
The CL-Class starts at a cool $136,600. If you want the luxury life without the price, wait five years when you should be able to scoop one of these babies up for about $35,000.
Chevrolet has figured out the secret to retaining value as the Corvette makes three into the top-10. America’s sports car starts at $52,745 and is expected to still be worth more than $28,000 in 60 months. Sounds like a sweet deal to us.
The CC base model has an MSRP of $36,050. 60 months and three quarters of its value from now you should be able to fetch about $9,000 for your new ride.
MSRP starts at $26,750 for the Tundra. Five years from now you can still expect to get more than half of what you paid back.
The 2014 XJ starts at $89,490. It will be worth less than 20-grand in five years.
Toyota’s second appearance in the top-10 best retained values, the 4Runner has a starting MSRP of $37,900. Five years from now it will still be worth about $20,500.
With a starting price tag of $26,990 you might feel pretty smart about your choice to go electric. You might feel a little less so in five years when you can get less than $6,000 back for it.
MSRP for the Wrangler starts at $23,195. Cruise this SUV around for five years, then turn around and sell it to make back about $14,000 of that.
This little guy can only be purchased south of the border and carries an MSRP starting at US$31,800. In 60 months you can expect to get less than a quarter of that back.
Yet another Toyota on the list. Those guys might just be onto something. The Tacoma has an MSRP starting at $22,350. Five years from now it’ll still be worth nearly $14,000.
The all-electric Leaf starts at $31,698. All that money you’ll save on gas might not seem like such a great deal when you can only sell it for $5,700 bucks in five years.
Toyota’s FJ Cruiser isn’t just a sweet little off-roader. It will hold its value better than any vehicle out there. It has an MSRP of $33,540 today and is only going to lose about $10,000 worth of value over the next five years. That’s bang for your buck!