Notice that the list has no sedans or hatchbacks.
New car shoppers should always consider resale value, and a helpful guide to that end is Kelly Blue Book's yearly list of cars, trucks, and SUVs with the best resale value. Last year, the Subaru WRX was the only non-truck or SUV to make it on the list and the story was much the same in 2017. This year, the WRX's spot at number 10 has been taken by an SUV, meaning that the entire list is now made up of pickup trucks and SUVs.
For 2019, the Porsche Macan comes in at number 10 by holding 65% of its value after 30 months and 50% of its value at 60 months. Not only is the Macan the only German car on the list, but it is also the only vehicle to come from a luxury automaker. Coming in at number nine is the Ford F-Series, which holds 57.5% of its value after 30 months and 50.6% of its value after 60 months. This is pretty good but The F-Series is beaten out by a trio of General Motors trucks.
The Chevrolet Colorado comes in at number eight, holding 59% of its value after 30 months and 50.9% of its value after 60 months. It is interesting to see that the Colorado's sibling, the GMC Canyon, didn't rank in the top 10, so you are better off buying the Chevy-badged truck to get the best resale value.
Numbers seven through four include the Honda Ridgeline (63.2% and 51.3% value after 30 and 60 months), Chevy Silverado (59.8% and 53.7% value after 30 and 60 months), Toyota 4Runner (65.7% and 56.3% value after 30 and 60 months), and GMC Sierra (62.2% and 56.7% value after 30 and 60 months). Among the top three, two of the vehicles come from Toyota and one comes from FCA.
The Toyota Tundra ranks at number three with 66.6% value after 30 months and 56.9% value after 60 months. The Jeep Wrangler scores second place with 66.5% after 30 months and 58.3% after 60 months. The Wrangler has historically boasted high resale values but it was beaten out by the Toyota Tacoma, which holds 69.4% of its value after 30 months and 62.2% of its value after 60 months.