A car is a valuable investment, and nobody wants to get a bad return when they go to sell their investment in a time of need. When it comes to buying a new car, lots of people wonder which one will provide the highest ROI in the future.
But the irony is: it’s tough to think long-term about an investment that loses a huge chunk of its value the moment you drive it off the lot!
The moment you drive it off the lot, your car gains a wholesale value, losing its retail value almost instantaneously. As a rule of thumb, a simple car can lose almost 15% to 25% of its value each year. And this depreciation may increase even more depending on the color, maintenance and reputation of your car.
So, is there any way to retain the value of your car? Well, I think a better question would be: which cars will hold at least a reasonable amount of their value even after five or six years? So, take a look below for info on the “fine wines” of cars: those that will hold their value for years.
2015 Ford F-150
Truly a beast and one of the best trucks on the market, the 2015 F-150 is equipped with all the luxurious features Ford has to offer. The car is available for a price tag of $26,330 only and will retain a resale value of 65.6% in three years and 52.0% in five years. This means even if you plan on selling the vehicle after three or four years, you can easily get $17,272. Beat that, Jaguar and Mercedes!
2015 Toyota 4Runner
The 2015 Toyota 4Runner has definitely given some of the most capable SUVs a run (get it?) for their money. It features a body-on-frame and truck-like construction and can drive through any terrain with its four-wheel drive! The car retains a value of 63.2% in 3 years and an impressive 54.3% in 5. Consequently, selling the car even after 5 years will give you a striking return of $20,988.
2015 GMC Sierra
Although the vehicle has a girly name (trust me, there are worse), it definitely proves to be a manly ride with its powerful engine that generates 355 HP and 383 pound-feet of torque. It is because of this performance and reliability and durability of the car that it retains an impressive 55.6% value even after 5 years and 63.7% in 3 years. What else can a guy ask for?
2015 Chevrolet Colorado
Retaining a value of 67.7% in its first three years and 58.3% in five years, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado smashes the mid-size pickup truck category and returns with an amazing new design, more capability, and towing capacity that will leave consumers dazzled for years (especially sedan and coupe lovers).
2015 Toyota Tundra
Dominating the full-size truck segment for quite some time now, the 2015 Toyota Tundra drops a huge thunderbolt on all full-size truck manufacturers. The car easily retains a resale value of 68.3% by three years and only 58.4% in five years.