15 Cars With Best Resale Value in 2023

Cars With Best Resale Value
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There are cars with the best resale value than others, which means you’ll get a higher percentage of the original price when you sell them.


Your car’s resale value is influenced by how well you maintain and operate it—vehicles with short service history and high mileage. For example, it may depreciate more quickly, but there are other considerations to consider.  

Your new car’s attractiveness will affect how rapidly it depreciates. Vehicles with a good reputation for dependability and quality will undoubtedly maintain their value since there will always be a significant demand in the secondary market. 

Because they are less expensive to run, fuel-efficient cars with low tax rates depreciate less. Furthermore, vehicles that are not Euro 6 compliant have witnessed a significant reduction in value. Due to the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

As people living and working in London no longer desire them. The Top Cars with the best resale value are listed below.  

1. Lamborghini Urus

It would have been nice if the slowest depreciating car on our list was also the quickest accelerating. Still, the Urus isn’t even the fastest Lamborghini on our list this year while being the best at holding onto your money.  

Furthermore, it’s not the most expensive Lambo, with an average new price of £157,000. But even with an impressive 79 percent of the new price preserved after three years, owners will lose £33,200 after three years of 36,000 miles.  

Nonetheless, Lamborghini can be pleased with its top-of-the-line SUV, which successfully blends crazy style, practicality, and performance to establish its appeal on the secondhand market. 

2. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The Toyota Corolla hatchback is one of the cars with the best resale value. The Toyota 4Runner is second only to the Jeep Wrangler in terms of resale value among SUVs.

Smaller passenger cars also gain from this, with the compact Corolla hatchback expected to keep 54.0 percent of its value. The Toyota Corolla hatchback is also the most affordable vehicle on the list.  

The Corolla hatchback with a manual transmission is a beautiful entry-level enthusiast’s car, even though the sedan is less exciting than a Honda Civic.

Furthermore, the hatchback is enjoyable to drive, even though it might use better brakes and tires. And the manual shifter’s ergonomics and action are excellent. 

3. Toyota Land Cruiser

It may be an SUV, but there’s not much else the Toyota Land Cruiser has in common with the Lamborghini Urus in the first place. That is, aside from its impressive refusal to lose value once it has been driven out of the showroom.  

Additionally, Used Toyotas are in high demand because of their famous durability, excellent capability, and all-around utility. And with retained values at 72.5 percent of the average £46,240 new price, owners lose only £12,740 over three years.  

Surprisingly, despite the plethora of more modern and less rugged off-roaders today, the remarkable depreciation performance continues. The Land Cruiser feels a little more agrarian, but it doesn’t take away from its attractiveness. 

4. 2021 BMW M4

If you buy a new BMW M4, you’ll have to get used to staring down its porcine snout. But you won’t lose too much money in Depreciation.

After five years of ownership, we predict a 2021 M4 to sell for 54.0 percent of its initial purchase price, according to IntelliChoice data.

Furthermore, there are numerous reasons to overlook the M4’s unattractive snout. BMW’s next M-badged coupe should be speedy, but it should also be fantastic to drive if it drives like the M3 Competition we tried.  

However, it should be one of the most desirable canyon carvers on the market,, thanks to its planted front end and excellent traction.

5. Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman is next on our list of cars with the best resale value. They are known for keeping their weight well, which is fortunate given their high list prices when new.  

On the other hand, Cayman is one of their more affordable models, with an average new price well under £50,000. Because the average Cayman will retain 68.1 percent of its value after three years and 36,000 kilometers, owners should expect to lose only £15,475.  

Although Cayman is Porsche’s entry-level coupe, it is far from a poor man’s pick. Because of its genuinely exploitable performance, it’s undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable sports cars money can buy. 

6. 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL

As you’ll see as you go farther down this list, buying the most high-performance variant of a car is often your best bet for keeping value.

In the case of the Chevrolet Camaro, the 650-horsepower Camaro ZL1 is expected to have a resale value of 54.3 percent.  

However, with specially engineered tires and a sophisticated limited-slip differential, the supercharged ZL1 is a brutally fast pony car that conveys all of its power to the road.

Additionally, it’ll also be your fantasy burnout machine/drift missile. Only one Competition offers a superior driving experience and a higher resale value, and it’s near the top of our list. 

7. Porsche Cayenne

The highly successful Porsche Cayenne SUV shares its MLB platform with the Lamborghini Urus at the top of this list.  

Apart from the Cayenne Turbo, the Cayenne doesn’t even match its VW Group-owned stablemate in terms of ostentation. With Porsche opting for a more coolly understated Germanic approach to style.  

Furthermore, with a more practical model range, the average price of a Porsche Cayenne isn’t relatively as high. Yet most drivers would balk at £74,000 for a Porsche Cayenne.  

With 67.9% of the investment value retained after three years/36,000 miles, the £24,000 you’ll lose isn’t bad. In fact, despite the possibly high operating and maintenance costs, it’s a convincing case for owning a Cayenne. 

8. 2021 Lexus RC 350

The 2021 Lexus RC 350 is also one of the cars with the best resale value. The Lexus RC coupe’s head-turning sheet metal is its most distinctive feature and one of the most satisfactory reasons to buy it. 

Still, being a Toyota vehicle with a reputation for dependability, it’s no surprise that this coupe has a high resale value.

The RC gets a seat on our list, where the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe are noticeably absent, with a maintained value of 55.1 percent.  

Additionally, the RC is a terrific alternative if you’re searching for a little grand touring car. It feels sporty when you want it to and comfortable when you don’t.

In addition, the interior design is muted in comparison to the exterior and falls short of the superb Lexus LC coupe. 

9. Volkswagen T-Roc

VW models have high residual values, and the T-Roc is no exception. With the SUV market booming, it’s no surprise the T-Roc is in high demand.  

They were initially conceived as VW’s ‘fun’ face and a model geared at younger than average VW buyers. The T-Roc has all the grown-up, quality feel of older VW models like the Golf, even if some of the cabin plastics have a somewhat lower-budget feeling.  

Despite its flaws, the T-Roc certainly appeals to the school-run crowd. And VW’s smallest SUV is proving to be just as reliable in the used market as it was new.

Additionally, Depreciation costs owners comfortably less than £3,000 per year because residual values are 65.5 percent of the average £24,769 new price. 

10. Mini JCW Convertible

The RC’s high resale value stems from its manufacturer’s reputation for dependability. We believe the Mini Convertible in John Cooper Works trim is driven up in value by enthusiasts.  

(Additionally, the coupe retains 55.3 percent of its value, while the drop-top keeps 55.4 percent.) Apart from limited-edition variants like the John Cooper Works GP, Mini fans seem to adore these cars.  

The JCW performance model is the hottest of them all. Furthermore, we’ve enjoyed driving this small hatchback because of its fast handling, quick and responsive steering, and reasonable body control. 

11. Range Rover Sport

Next on our list of cars with the best resale value is the Range Rover Sport. The Range Rover Sport’s excellent design, opulent accommodations, and exceptional performance. On and off the road are all features that contribute to its popularity.  

Additionally, the premium off-roader isn’t cheap, so some may be surprised to learn how well the Sport variant holds its value.  

We’re talking about the facelifted vehicle that debuted in 2018 with a new infotainment system long needed. And slimline new headlamp treatment inspired by the smaller Velar that debuted the year before.  

Furthermore, the average list price of a Range Rover Sport is £76,263, with a residual value of 64.1 percent. An owner may expect to lose £27,430 over three years. 

12. Subaru Impreza Hatchback

Subaru is more known for its SUVs, but the Impreza, a capable compact car with a high resale value, is still available. The Impreza hatchback retains 56.3 percent of its value.  

The Impreza sedan has a value of 55.3 percent. Furthermore, Subaru’s compact impresses, with standard all-wheel drive and excellent safety ratings propelling the Impreza to the top of the small market.  

Meanwhile, the sole engine option, though, is thrashy at high RPMs and underpowered on the interstate. There are better competitors in terms of performance, but few can match Impreza’s resale value. 

13. Nissan GT-R

Since its debut on UK roads in 2009, when it was already a couple of years old, the Nissan GT-R supercar has been in high demand. You could argue that Nissan has done little more than facelift it a couple of times in the interim.  

However, that would be a disservice to the car, as there has been a steady stream of updates, special editions, and performance upgrades to keep fans of the car dubbed ‘Godzilla’ enthused.  

Furthermore, prices have risen dramatically over the years, from a starting position of £55,000 to an average list price of £82,203 today.

Fortunately, residual values have held steady, and the GT-depreciation R’s numbers have improved significantly from the previous year.

14. 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Not simply because it boasts 760 horsepower, but the enormous Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most excellent Mustang you can buy.

Randy Pobst, our resident racer, hailed it as “the greatest manifestation of what the American pony car can be.”  

At the same time, Chris Walton, our road test editor, classified it as a real supercar. You can thrash this thing for hours, and it will still be ready for more, and it is insanely fast.  

Not only is the GT500 the best-handling Mustang, but it will also keep its value better than any other pony car, Ford or not.

According to IntelliChoice, the GT500 receives the honor of 2021 Highest Retained Value Premium Performance Car due to its 63.4 percent resale value. 

15. Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Last on our list of cars with the best resale value is the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat pack. Dodge’s Hellcat-powered vehicles are known for stealing the show but don’t overlook the 485-horsepower Dodge Challenger Scat Pack.  

Furthermore, we were blown away by the Scat Pack Widebody’s body handling and delighted by the loose rear end and limited-slip differential while driving it on the circuit.  

This is still a genuine old-school muscle coupe, albeit not as speedy between turns as a Hellcat. Alongside all the fun reasons to consider a Challenger Scat Pack, it’s also a reasonable financial decision.  

Additionally, the Scat Pack is expected to retain 59.9% of its initial value over five years, earning it the Highest Retained Value Performance Car title. 

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