Study Finds Porsche 911 And Jeep Wrangler Are Practically Depreciation Proof

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Both the 911 and the Wrangler have proven to be good buys, even with nasty markups.

While we've seen the autos market begin to soften in some places, the broader market is still very much a hot one. A new study shows that a particular group of cars- largely considered polar opposites- have been practically depreciation-proof over the last three to five years.

iSeeCars conducted a market study to see which cars held their value best, and the Porsche 911 and Jeep Wrangler came out on top. It's easy to see why, as both suffer from egregious markups, with the Jeep even being named the worst offender for markups. On top of that, both are massively popular with a truly diverse range of trims and models.

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The data above proves that point, with the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited taking the top two spots, trailed by the 911, in the iSeeCars study. Over five years, the standard Wrangler lost roughly 7.3% as compared to the national average of 33.3%. The Unlimited shares similar success, with only 8.7% in depreciation.

The 911 loses more cash value than both, but keep in mind 911s start north of six figures. It comes in at 14.6%, just around twice as good as the national average.

iSeeCars cites a spike in demand for sports cars during the pandemic. Porsche has also expanded the 911 lineup with the new Carrera T, and a new off-road Dakar model takes the 911 closer to the Wrangler than its ever been.

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2018-2022 Jeep Wrangler Front Angle View

Broad appeal is just as easily extrapolated to the Wrangler. The lineup begins at a much more affordable price, with a two-door, manual transmission Wrangler starting at $31,195. As an aside, the fact you can still get a two-door, stick Jeep in 2022 is astounding.

However, note that the Mercedes G-Class and Honda Civic are kings over a three-year period, with the G depreciating just .6% off MSRP, and the Civic holding strong at 1.4%.

Regardless, the two cars have become poster children for the inflated autos market. What remains to be seen is whether the market as a whole- and these two cars in particular- trend downward.

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2018-2022 Jeep Wrangler Rear Angle View
2022-2023 Porsche 911 GT3 Front Angle View
Source Credits: iSeeCars

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