Six pickup trucks made the top-10 list of vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their value after a five-year ownership period, along with two Jeeps, a Subaru, and the Toyota 4Runner. At the other end of the spectrum, the Nissan Leaf saw the highest depreciation over the same period, according to a new analysis from iSeeCars.com.
The four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and two-door Jeep Wrangler tied for the lowest depreciation at 27.3% among the 4.3 million new and used vehicles that were included in the analysis. The average vehicle depreciated 50.2%.
Other lower-depreciating vehicles in the top five included the Toyota Tacoma (29.5%), Toyota Tundra (37.1%), and Nissan Frontier (37.8%). The list was rounded out by the Toyota 4Runner (38.1%), Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (39.7%), GMC Sierra 1500 (39.9%), Subaru Impreza (42.3%), and Ram 1500 (42.7%). Ford's F-150 didn't make the top 10. It depreciated 44.1%.
The Nissan Leaf lost the highest percentage of its value (71.7%) on a list that included three electrified models and luxury cars. Other higher-depreciation vehicles include the Chevrolet Volt (71.2%), BMW 7 Series (71.1%), Mercedes-Benz S-Class (69.9%), Ford Fusion Energi (69.4%), BMW 6 Series (68.3%), BMW 5 Series (67.3%), Mercedes-Benz E-Class (67.2%), Jaguar XJL (66.4%), and Chevrolet Impala (66.2%).
Other electrified vehicles showed typically higher depreciation with a 59% average for the category. Toyota's Prius depreciated 54.1% The Prius c was the top vehicle with 51.5% depreciation.
iSeeCars.com has posted the full vehicle depreciation anaylsis.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet