Are you in the market for some sort of new vehicle, but you aren’t sure what kind will best meet your needs? One strategy is to start by looking at the car brands with the best resale value. That can build your confidence as you check out a variety of different body styles from a variety of different segments in a single dealership visit. What they’ll have in common is roughly the same level of retained value. That’s important if you only own the car for a few years, whether you plan to trade it in soon, need to sell it for another reason, or have it declared a total loss by the insurance company.
Today we’ll steer you toward a few of the brands that are likely to hold their value over time, basing our choices on both general Internet research and a pricing comparison using Autobytel data.