Depreciation Winners and Losers

Vehicles with the highest and lowest rates of expected depreciation are included in new rankings by Edmunds.com, a tracker of used-car prices. The Edmunds' highest-lowest lists show the percentage of original value that each 06' vehicle is likely to retain after five years, assuming a total of 75,000 miles, typical options and average trim levels. Cars with the highest projected residual values, and

Vehicles with the highest and lowest rates of expected depreciation are included in new rankings by Edmunds.com, a tracker of used-car prices.

The Edmunds' highest-lowest lists show the percentage of original value that each 06' vehicle is likely to retain after five years, assuming a total of 75,000 miles, typical options and average trim levels.

Cars with the highest projected residual values, and therefore expected to depreciate the least during the ownership period are:
1. Honda S2000 51.7%
2. Mini Cooper 51.5%
3. Acura TSX 47.7%
4. BMW M3 47.6%
5. Mercedes-Benz SL Class 47.0%
5. Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG 47.0% (tie)
Trucks and SUVs with the highest projected residual values:
1. Toyota 4Runner 49.3%
2. Honda CRV 49.0%
3. Toyota Sequoia 48.9% (tie)
3. Lexus GX 470 48.9% (tie)
5. Toyota RAV4 48.8%
Cars with the lowest projected residual values and therefore expected to depreciate the most:
1. Kia Rio 20.7%
2. Hyundai Accent 23.0%
3. Kia Spectra 24.0%
4. Dodge Stratus 26.0%
5. Hyundai Elantra 26.3%
Trucks and SUVs with the lowest projected residual values:
1. Isuzu Ascender 30.8%
2. Mazda B-Series Truck 31.8%
3. Buick Rendezvous 31.9%
4. Suzuki XL-7 32.2%
5. Suzuki Grand Vitara 33.8%
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