You won't lose your ass when you get rid of any of these cars.
Every year, Kelly Blue Book published its list of the top 10 cars with the best resale value. We did something similar recently, showing cars that were worth more now than when they were new, but most cars end up depreciating over time. That's why it's good to know which "normal" cars won't be worthless after a few years of ownership. For 2017, KBB predicts that Toyota will be the best brand for projected resale, reclaiming the spot from Subaru after two years.
Porsche won the luxury resale value crown, ending a five-year streak from Lexus. In addition to crowning the best resale brand and luxury brand, the rankings also include the top 10 individual model rankings for the 2017 model year. This year's list goes as follows: 1. Toyota Tacoma 2. Toyota 4Runner 3. Chevrolet Silverado 4. Jeep Wrangler 5. Toyota Tundra 6. Chevrolet Colorado 7. Honda Ridgeline 8. GMC Sierra 9. GMC Canyon 10. Subaru WRX
The list is dominated by pickup trucks, which have a higher resale value than passenger cars. The Jeep Wrangler and Subaru WRX are both notable standouts, each with cult followings. Anyone who has ever looked to buy either of these models on the used market probably knows that it's not uncommon to see slightly used models that appear to be more expensive than brand new models depending on dealer incentives and options. The WRX was also the only performance car on the top 10 list, which made us want to delve into the sports car category a little more, to see which "fun" cars actually have the best resale value.
For the sports car segment, the winner was the Porsche 718 Cayman with the Boxster and Lexus RC-F placing second and third. In the high performance category, the Shelby GT350 was number one with the Porsche 911 and Chevy Corvette taking two and three. For the luxury car segment, the Lexus GS placed first with the Audi A7 and Cadillac CT6 placing second and third. Finally, in the entry-level luxury segment, the Lexus RC placed first, with the ES and IS placing second and third. Anyone looking for an interesting car that won't depreciate like crazy have a decent selection of models to choose from.