Audi — 45.7 percent of value withheld (after five years). Land Rover: 46.9 percent of value withheld (after five years). Volvo: 47.2 percent of value withheld (after five years). Mercedes-Benz - 47.2 percent of the value withheld (after five years).
Lexus: 53.2 percent of value withheld (after five years). Kelley Blue Book studies vehicle values and publishes an annual report called Best Resale Value Awards. Best Resale Value Awards classify new vehicles within their classes based on their projected value 36 and 60 months after the date of purchase. The following 10 luxury cars have the best ratings for resale values.
But before you go to the nearest BMW dealership to buy an i3, it's worth knowing that it would have lost approximately 68% of its original value in the first five years. According to CarEdge calculations, the BMW i3 will have a residual value of approximately 19.38% after 10 years of ownership. The Mercedes-Benz GLE500 is a mid-size luxury SUV with an attractive exterior, superior interior refinement and excellent power. But despite all the good things, the value of the GLE500 plummets by approximately 65% in the first five years.
Although some of Audi's larger luxury cars don't tend to hold their value as well as some competitors, the small TT has some staying power. We rank the fastest depreciating luxury cars based on the amount of value they lose in the first five years of ownership. The Lexus LS knows how to attract a second generation of owners willing to pay for the pleasure of owning a magnificent luxury car. With Toyota's reputation for reliability, we're not surprised to see a Lexus among the best luxury cars with the lowest depreciation.
Some cars depreciate faster than others, and one of the tricks to getting the most out of your money is knowing which cars will be worth the most when it comes time to sell. Here are 10 luxury cars with steeper depreciation curves than any of their counterparts, measured by the amount of value they lose over the course of the first five years of ownership. While the average new luxury car loses 40-50% of its original value in the first five years of ownership, some models tend to lose much more. The enormous cost of repairing and maintaining luxury cars is primarily responsible for high depreciation rates.
Despite the generous footprint of the CLS class, this luxury car seats only four passengers, and due to the elegant slope of the roof line, the back row can be very tight for taller adults. It's a spacious and quiet luxury sedan that may not have the dynamics of a Porsche or a Mercedes-AMG product, but its comfortable handling and luxurious interior will be appreciated by those looking for comfort rather than the ability to carve cannons. It prevents many car buyers from committing to buying new luxury cars; depreciation reduces the resale value of vehicles as soon as they leave.