Vehicles with the best resale value
If you want to buy a vehicle that will retain its value, your chances are better with a pickup truck or sport utility vehicle than any other segment. According to data gleaned by the team at KBB.com, eight out of the ten best performers for resale value are either trucks or SUVs. Interestingly enough, the other two vehicles are performance cars.
You may expect Japanese brands to boast the best resale value, but that's not always the case. In fact, half of the vehicles on KBB's best-resale list come from American automakers.
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Toyota TacomaRolling into first place in the expected resale value chart is the Toyota Tacoma. According to KBB.com, Toyota's midsize truck tops all other vehicles in America with 72.9 percent of its value left after 36 months and 61.7 remaining after 60 months.
Toyota Tacoma Information
Toyota 4RunnerRight behind Toyota's midsize truck is the brand's truck-like SUV, the 4Runner. KBB.com estimates that the 4Runner will retain 66.7 percent of its value after three years, which is lower than some of the other vehicles on this list. Its value after five years, though, is impressive, with 60.3 percent remaining after 60 months.
Toyota 4Runner Information
The GMC Canyon offers better resale value than any other American vehicle, according to KBB.com. GMC's midsize pickup is expected to retain 70.7 percent of its value after three years, and 59.5 percent after five years.
There's no breakdown by engine, but we'd expect Duramax diesel models to carry a premium over gasoline-powered trucks.