35 Cars That Are Rapidly Nose-Diving In Value

Published on 12/18/2018
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Cadillac XTS

The XTS was a mid-sized Cadillac that was introduced back in 2013. It has an elegant design with lots of luxury options, but it didn’t make an impact. It doesn’t have great driving dynamics, unlike the CTS or ATS, and it doesn’t have the luxury that the bigger CT6 offers. The Cadillac XTS is somewhat the middle child of their lineup. With a 304 hp engine and a front-wheel drive, the price of an XTS is around $45k, which is a huge sum of money. However, you can find a low mileage and well-kept XTS for half of its base price, which makes buying it amongst the best deals in the mid-sized luxury sedans.

Cadillac XTS

Cadillac XTS

VW Passat

The VW Passat is a regular mid-sized family sedan, not a luxury vehicle. You can buy this car for a fraction of its base price. With advanced technology and features, a wide variety of engines, together with VW’s signature quality and style, it’s a pretty good car. But, what’s the catch? Because of Volkswagen’s circumstances in relation to the emission cheating scandal, many of the Passats that have a diesel engine were recalled last year, giving the whole Volkswagen diesel lineup bad publicity, thereby causing the price of these models to go down. A 2014 VW Passat’s MSRP of $25k is now down to $12-13k (it would depend on what options you pick). We will not recommend that you buy a Passat with the infamous diesel engine. However, the models that have a gasoline engine are also cheap.

VW Passat

VW Passat

Dodge Magnum

Some believe that the Magnum was Dodge’s attempt at “recreating” the Charger with a sleek profile, slightly different design and in the form of a station wagon. That means that the Magnum also has a powerful engine as well as rear-wheel drive. Somehow this car was ignored during the SUV craze, and that means that you can now purchase it for an all-time low of $7k.

Dodge Magnum

Dodge Magnum

Lincoln MKZ

In the very competitive segment of executive sedans, Ford responded to the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series with the Lincoln MKZ. Sadly, despite the fact that it is an actual luxury model with quite a powerful engine and standard equipment that is high-level, the MKZ was never acknowledged as a true rival. Even though the MKZ has a 263 hp engine and a leather interior, it was never as fast nor as refined as the other models, so the price was affected. With the $35k base price, you’d be surprised to learn that you can get a 5-year old MKZ, in perfect condition and with low mileage for less than $15k.

Lincoln MKZ

Lincoln MKZ

Mazda 6

A good choice for a family car, first car or second car to have around. You can always depend on the Mazda 6 and they are affordable too. A 2010 model sells for roughly $8,000 after almost 10 years of depreciation. They also do not degrade over the years which is a great factor.

Mazda 6

Mazda 6

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai did not consider the design so much when they tried to combine both sporty and family-oriented aspects into the Genesis Coupe. The car never managed to appeal to much to the general public. The Genesis Coupe was aimed to compete alongside other cars like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger, however, it never managed to reach the same league. Its original price tag stood at $27,000 but you can now purchase it for $8,000-$9,000.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

BMW 7 Series

Another BMW that makes its way onto our list. The bigger 7 Series doesn’t compete well with its Mercedes Benz counterparts when it comes to vehicle depreciation. The 7 Series holds a very high rate of value loss after the first 5 years of purchase – 71.1%.

BMW 7 Series

BMW 7 Series

Cadillac SRX

A stylish SUV with quality, performance, and a decent interior room, the Cadillac SRX is definitely a good choice. Priced at about $40k and with luxury features and a 265 hp engine, the SRX is quite a desirable model. It’s remarkable that you can find a preserved and well-maintained SRX for only about $15k, and this makes it a bargain for a luxury SUV.

Cadillac SRX

Cadillac SRX

Audi A8

The uber-luxury Audi sedan is a very popular premium model that charms the buyers with advanced Quattro AWD, luxury items, powerful engines, and elegance. Despite its luxury and size, the A8 is built using aluminum, and it makes this model relatively agile and light. The current model has been on the market for some time now. Also, similar to all luxury vehicles, depreciation is already noticeable. For a short wheelbase, 372 hp engine version, the base price was about $80k. Right now though, you can find a 2012 A8 model for about $30k and for $40k or less if you buy the W12 model.

Audi A8

Audi A8

Maybach 57/62

You‘d probably find it strange, but the Maybach which is a super luxury car, an embodiment of an extravagant sedan, is on the list for having one of the worst depreciation rates over the years. Try to recall back in 2006, when the Maybach 57’s base price was close to $400k and that of the 62 S model could go as high as $500,000. That’s just an insane amount of money, but with the help of depreciation, right now, Maybachs costs about $50k! You can find examples with more miles for an even lower price. However, for the same amount of money you shell out for a mid-size SUV with nice options, you can now be a proud owner of a car that is among the most prestigious in the world.

Maybach 57/62

Maybach 57/62

Chrysler 300 C

In the realm of luxury sedans, the Chrysler 300 C is a veteran. Back in 2005, this car was introduced and the revival of American classic sedans (luxurious, muscular-looking, big and powerful) started. The variety of powerful engines such as the V6 and V8, along with the Hemi V8 was the primary selling point for most buyers around the globe. This stylish sedan costs about $40k. However, you only have to shell out less than $20k for a Chrysler 300 C that is slightly used and a few years old. This means that within just a couple of years, this car depreciated significantly. Having said all that, if you’re looking to buy a mean-looking, big luxury sedan, then the Chrysler 300 C is perfect for you.

Chrysler 300 C

Chrysler 300 C

Lexus GS

The Lexus design is flawless, sleek and stylish. A favorite amongst the luxury design sector and the models proceeding it have also been immensely valued. The car previously sold for $50,000 in 2010 but today it can be purchased for just $15,000.

Lexus GS

Lexus GS

 

Acura ZDX

The ZDX was Acura’s ambitious attempt to launch a crossover that looks sporty, has a low roofline, is an all-wheel drive, and has a powerful engine, but it only stayed for 4 short years on the market from 2010-2013. The car looks perfect on paper, but in reality, the ZDX looks strange and is just ugly. Such a pity because Acura’s signature qualities, like a nice interior and a powerful engine, weren’t noticed by the market. Its base price when it was launched was about $35k, but for a couple-year-old ZDX, you can buy it for as low as $13k, which is a steal.

Acura ZDX

Acura ZDX

Hummer H2

These road rulers are always able to turn heads. Hummers will certainly dent your wallet when it comes to gas refills but if that is not an issue, and you are a fan of such a bulk look this is the car for you. When they were at the peak of their sales they were selling for $60,000 but today with the after-effects of depreciation you can find a model for $20,000.

Hummer H2

Hummer H2

Audi A6

The Audi A6 is an average size sedan of top quality and a stylish look. The A6 is equipped with a few differentiating features such as its 4-wheel drive system just like the Quattro. They now go for $15,000 but used to be sold for $50,000 when they were released.

Audi A6

Audi A6

 

Mercedes CL-Class

The most prestigious of the two-door models of Mercedes is the CL series. Even though the SL is much sportier, the CL is a GT car that has powerful engines, best quality of luxury features, and space that can accommodate four people. Having that prestige level also comes with a hefty price tag. The base price was at over $100k when it started. Right now, for only about $25k (which is an economy sedan price), you can find a CL 500 in perfectly good condition.

Mercedes CL-Class

Mercedes CL-Class

Mercedes SL

Inspired by the Aston Martin Vantage, the Mercedes SL is the German version and is just as sleek and stylish. The ‘need-for-speed’ style and 283 HP engine are added appealing features that truly set the car in a standard of its own.

Mercedes SL

Mercedes SL

Mercedes S-Class

The Mercedes WS-class is a strong competitor in its class, it is luxurious and simply sleek in its appearance too. Naturally, newer models are priced higher and demand is generally strong. However, if you have the patience to wait a few years you can save 36% off of the original price. there might be a newer version by then…

Mercedes S Class

Mercedes S Class

Chrysler Aspen

The Chrysler Aspen is the vehicle for you if you’re looking for good towing capacity, loads of features, and an 8-seating capacity but your budget is limited. With comfort and decent styling, the Aspen is a multi-purpose rugged vehicle that has been forgotten in the realm of stylish SUV models. Back in 2009, its price was about $40k, but you can find an Aspen having all the important features and in decent shape for $12-13k. Compared to the price of the recent models, it’s very cheap.

Chrysler Aspen

Chrysler Aspen

IJeep Commander

Powerful but also practical in nature, it is no wonder why this off-road SUV is so popular. It has all the necessary off-roading features but also looks up to the suburban standard one needs. The cost of servicing and maintenance is steep but have been contributing factors in the depreciation of the 4-whee drive. A good second-hand Jeep can be found for $10,000.

IJeep Commander

IJeep Commander

Smart ForTwo

In the first year of owning a Smart ForTwo vehicle, the value of the car drops like a lead weight. This is probably because, even though it gets advertised so much for being an environmental car, the benefits of driving this vehicle ends there. The gas consumption is impressively low. However, the inside is cramped and very small, the transmission is two speed, which is very unpleasant to a lot of drivers and even though it is advocated to be safe for its small size, a lot of car buyers prefer a middle-sized vehicle with a much higher safety rating. In only 1 year after the owner paid for the Smart ForTwo car, it is worth around 36 percent less or around $14k less.

Smart ForTwo

Smart ForTwo

Hyundai Genesis

The next car on our list is the Hyundai Genesis. This car depreciates the most and fastest. The Genesis is competing with other luxury vehicles. However, it is lacking the brand appeal of a recognized luxury car. The price of this car is close to Lexus or Mercedes models. However, it is losing 38% of its retail value within its first year. This is a disadvantage if you’re buying it new. However, it could be deemed as a benefit if bought used. Car buyers who want luxury can buy a Genesis which is just a year old for $16,000 less than its original price at $52k (brand new).

Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

Nissan Leaf

Nissan’s big success when it comes to electric cars is embodied in the Nissan Leaf, but on this list, it has among the worst depreciation rates. Having a lot of Leafs being leased, as well as the tax credit close to $7.5k, and several discounts or incentives from the dealer hurt its resale price. All mark offs from the overall price filter down once the car is being resold.

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Rogue SV

Rather than being more practical and square like the Honda and Toyota models, the Nissan Rogue was launched as a sporty alternative. Nevertheless, right after redesigning it, the car’s value went down 5 percent. Similar to the Nissan Leaf, this car (Rogue) is like its name (with a high depreciation), a rogue on our list.

Nissan Rouge SV

Nissan Rogue SV

Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper is an appealing compact car, and it has a band of loyal followers. However, this car depreciates more than any other car models of its kind. A year ago, the standard cost of a Mini Cooper that’s brand new was $20k. For any person owning a 2015 Mini Cooper, its value has dropped 29.3 percent by now. When you consider this type of car, the residual value matters since the drop in value costs the most when owning a car.

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

GMC Yukon

The gas price hike has stopped in general and the lure of SUVs that are gas-guzzling has come back. The GMC Yukon has been redesigned and suffered because of it. Either that or buyers of new cars are researching the cost-to-own a brand new Yukon for 5 years, which is priced at $47k brand new but will cost them $70k to own for the first 5 years alone. In just the first 12 months, regardless of the reason, these SUVs’ value drops close to 33 percent.

GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon

Chevrolet Express

Since the 2015 model of the Chevy Express is a cargo van, a lot of us will not own one, unless you’re a business owner or you specifically need this kind of vehicle. It is pertinent to be aware that owning one costs almost double the initial amount you shelled out to purchase it brand new and the depreciation rate in the first 12 months of owning it is 37 percent, well above average. Perhaps the reason is that the previous model is pretty much identical to the new model, with a buying audience that is limited and few upgrades available.

Chevrolet Express

Chevrolet Express

Chevrolet Impala

The Chevy Impala is a very popular and established car. But how come it depreciates so quickly? One of the reasons is that this car is one of Chevrolet’s fleet vehicles. It means that most of these vehicles will serve as a rental or a company car. To sum it up, these cars are oversupplied. There are no rare or unique features about these cars, neither do they look irresistibly attractive, and with the number of Impalas that are for sale, plus the demand of middle size sedans decreasing, the market value of this Chevy’s popular model drops like a lead weight. The $27k value of last year’s Impala is now 33.5% lower.

Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

Volkswagen Beetle

The rate of depreciation for the Volkswagen Beetle is at 37% in its first 12 months. Aside from that, the resale and MSRP value of the Volkswagen Beetle’s diesel models has dropped at a much quicker rate compared to that of their gasoline models. The reason for this was because of the reports that a software cheat had been added by Volkswagen to the diesel models to do well in emission tests. Since the 18th of September, 2015, the Beetle is one of the models that have double the depreciation rate compared to their gasoline models. However, the Beetle bought last year could be the following year’s best buy.

Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle

Lincoln MKS

The Lincoln MKS will soon become an obsolete model. This model that is not sold that often appeals to those buyers that are seeking a luxury car that costs below $50k. Since this was never a top-seller, the value of the car goes down by 30.4 percent in just one year. Similar to the Genesis, it’s a pain in the side of an individual buying a brand new MKS, but it would be a best-case scenario for a buyer of used cars.

Lincoln MKS

Lincoln MKS

Kia Optima

There are as many pros as there are cons with the Kia Optima. This vehicle has a roomy cabin, a sharp design, a reliable engine, and several upgradable features. However, its fuel efficiency rating is unsatisfactory and it also has a depreciation rate of 35 percent from a year ago to this year. Brand new Optima owners may find other similar models from Honda and Ford to be more value-retaining and thus, more enticing.

Kia Optima

Kia Optima

Kia Cadenza

One of the top contenders on our list of fast depreciating cars is the Kia Cadenza. This vehicle is a good deal to buy used because of its depreciation rate of 38 percent, and it’s also difficult to vindicate buying it brand new because of this very reason. It’s also not the only Kia car on the list because Kia’s large pseudo-luxury sedan still needs to win over car buyers.

Kia Cadenza

Kia Cadenza

Jaguar XK

Similar to the Lincoln MKS, the Jaguar XK is facing obsolescence. This car has been replaced by Jaguar with a newer and fancier F-type model. A year ago, a Jaguar XKs was bought from a dealer for about $84.5k and has since lost just below 30 percent of its value, with a 29.2 percent drop in its value in the past year. This specific model of Jaguar is appropriate to be on the list of vehicles that are best bought used.

Jaguar XK

Jaguar XK

Ford Mustang

The 6th generation of this original pony car was at all times a performance bargain. Looking at the early prices and value on the used vehicle market, you will notice that with a great performance and V8 engine, the Mustang GT will get you your money’s worth in terms of looks and power. Since the latest model is very hot at this time, nobody remembers the last model (modern muscle car) which has an exceptional 5.0-liter, V8 engine, and cool old school design. The original price was about $35k, but you can enjoy burning rubber and buy this car for just over $10k.

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is a mid-sized sedan which features a conventional design, power, and spacious interior as well as reasonable performance. In the past years, this car has become popular because it is solid and a dependable mode of transportation for the family. The standard price is about $23k and sometimes goes up to $30k. However, you would be able to find a 2011 Sonata for as low as $8k, which is a huge price drop.

Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Lexus ES 350

Lexus is a car company with an esteemed reputation. Owners of Lexus cars have the tendency to be inclined towards excellent handling and speed, a smooth and sleek design, and luxury. The Lexus ES 350 is probably the company’s more ‘boring’ model. On the outside, it appears average and unremarkable. This is probably the reason why the value drops by $9.1k in its first 12 months of ownership.

Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES 350

Dodge Charger

According to Cars.com, the cost of owning a 2015 Dodge Charger for 5 years is a little over $41k. The car originally costs $26k, and in the first 12 months, the car’s value will drop more than $8,000 (45 percent or more). Why? When most models are not interesting and have no add-on features that are noteworthy. Perhaps due to an attractive, more popular, and upgradable competitors are the cause of the depreciation rate.

Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevy Camaro is sporty and sharp but it is said to depreciate 39 percent during the first 12 months. On this list, this is among the highest depreciation rates. The average total cost to own a Camaro-2015 for five years is around $40k. It’s $23.7k after being driven off and loses over $8,000 in its first 12 months of ownership. Similar to a Corvette, SS or Mustang, the Camaro is a sports car that is American-made and has worshippers which several luxury car lines also have. Perhaps this is the reason why the Camaro drops its value similar to a luxury car.

Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

Mitsubishi Lancer

On the entire list, the Mitsubishi Lancer is average with a 35 percent depreciation rate. This particular make and model advertises itself as an affordable vehicle but its depreciation is quite high in its first year. The cost to own within 5 years shows how this vehicle compares to other cars. A Lancer approximately costs $4k less compared to the Mini Cooper’s base model, which is also on this list. However, if both cars’ expected cost of ownership is compared side-by-side, the Cooper still costs $5,000 less than the Mitsubishi Lancer does. If you’re deciding whether to buy a brand new Lancer or a used one, this is something to keep in mind.

Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer

Cadillac CTS

The CTS is a mainstay in the lineup of Cadillac. It’s a luxury sedan that is well-designed, has solid engineering, and is a reliable road warrior. However, it also faces a 36.9 percent rate of depreciation, which is higher than most luxury cars. This means that a brand new 2015 CTS that cost about $45k when it was first bought is now worth roughly half that amount.

Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS

 

Buick Regal

The Regal is the one that reintroduced Buick as one of the premium compact sedan manufacturers. This vehicle is practically an American-trimmed European Opel Insignia with a Buick badge. With drivetrain options, several powerful turbocharged engines, and a great selection of add-on features, the Regal soon became among the prominent choices for luxury sedans that are affordable. With its original price just below $30k, you’d be surprised to learn that you can find a cheap example (which is just a couple years old) for just above $10k. Having a new model that will be available next year is also affecting the price.

Buick Regal

Buick Regal

Fiat 500 L

Back in 2014, the Fiat 500 L made a lot of promises but only delivered a few. This affected its popularity and also its price in the market of used cars. Even if it has a decent trunk and it is a spacious family car, it has a small engine and a below average performance. Even if it has great visibility and is easy to drive, its rivals are much more enjoyable to drive with better performance and they come with more power. With just over $20k as a base price, today, you can find a 500 L that is 3 years old that is priced less than $14k. For a 3-year-old car, this depreciation rate is very significant.

Fiat 500 L

Fiat 500 L

Jaguar XF

Similar to other luxury vehicle manufacturers, Jaguar’s cars are hit with high depreciation rates. This is the reason why the XF, which is a mid-sized luxury sedan, is inexpensive if bought used. Back in 2009 when it was first released, XF’s base price was $50k. However, since customers bought them with some add-ons, most models cost around $60k. The base model had a V6-300hp engine, but you could also get a performance version with a V8-420 hp engine. Nevertheless, today, you could find a 2009 or 2010 model for less than $15k (full-service history and good condition) which is a great deal since the XF has a powerful engine, full leather interior, advanced safety features, and a great design.

Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF

 

Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima gives you your money’s worth and could be regarded as a luxury vehicle because it’s nicely equipped, comfortable, big, and powerful. A new generation was launched back in 2016 with a new V6-300 hp engine, technology, and great styling. Buying this model brand new cost a little bit more than $32k. However, today, second-hand units are being sold for a little bit over $20k. This means that it depreciated about $10k in less than a couple of years. For two-thirds of the original price, it’s basically getting a brand new Maxima, which is still under the manufacturer’s warranty. It’s definitely worth considering buying a Nissan Maxima.

Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima

Kia K900

Kia created the K900 in its brave attempt to offer a full-sized luxury sedan. It is the Korean rival of the Mercedes S-Class or the BMW 7-Series. This means that you could imagine creature comforts, luxury features, and powerful engine lineup. Similar to all luxury cars, it has a considerable price tag, and will also depreciate significantly. Back in late 2014, it was introduced as a 2015 model, which came with the standard 420-hp engine and high luxury. Compared to its competitors, its standard price of about $60k was considered low, but it was definitely high for a Kia. Right now, you can find a 2-year old, and a well-cared K900 for right above $30k, which is quite cheap considering it’s a big and premium model.

Kia K900

Kia K900

Acura ZDX

The ZDX was Acura’s ambitious attempt to launch a crossover that looks sporty, has a low roofline, is an all-wheel drive, and has a powerful engine, but it only stayed for 4 short years on the market from 2010-2013. The car looks perfect on paper, but in reality, the ZDX looks strange and is just ugly. Such a pity because Acura’s signature qualities, like a nice interior and a powerful engine, weren’t noticed by the market. Its base price when it was launched was about $35k, but for a couple-year-old ZDX, you can buy it for as low as $13k, which is a steal.

Acura ZDX

Acura ZDX

 

Mercedes CL-Class

The most prestigious of the two-door models of Mercedes is the CL series. Even though the SL is much sportier, the CL is a GT car that has powerful engines, best quality of luxury features, and space that can accommodate four people. Having that prestige level also comes with a hefty price tag. The base price was at over $100k when it started. Right now, for only about $25k (which is an economy sedan price), you can find a CL 500 in perfectly good condition.

Mercedes CL-Class

Mercedes CL-Class

Mercedes R-Class

Mercedes aimed to enter the market with the R-Class as a luxury crossover. Unfortunately, the market size for this type of car was not big enough and only two years after its inception, it was discontinued. Despite its original price of $50k, you can now get this understated vehicle for around $19K!

Mercedes R Class

Mercedes R Class

BMW 5 Series

We know that the BMW 5 Series is darn expensive to buy new, but waiting a year means that that price can drop by about 18%. Thanks to the fact that it has a 2.0L, 248 hp engine and 4-cylinder engine, this model is one of BNW’s more efficient models. You can buy this car, after its value loses 52.6% of its value for as little as $30k!

BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Despite being one of Mercedes’ high-end cars, it suffers from a massive depreciation rate of 49.9%! While it looks sleek and classy and has all the benefits of the Mercedes Benz name, it is dropping rapidly in value.

Mercedes Benz E Class

Mercedes Benz E Class

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is probably BMW’s most manufactured (and purchased) model. Despite this, it suffers from an alarming rate of depreciation. After a mere three years following the purchase, it will drop a staggering 49.8% in value. Even with BMW’s steady price rise, this vehicle is losing its market value.

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series

Ford Taurus

Ford has upheld its name and reputation in the car industry since day one. The Ford Taurus was supposed to provide customers with a very cheap model, but even with being this, it has a high depreciation rate. Within the first three years of purchasing the Taurus, its value will drop by up to 49.7%.

Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus

Chrysler 200

Chrysler manufactures affordable cars, while at the same time they have succeeded in making a name for themselves in the luxury arena. Even though they don’t offer the same level of sophistication as a BMW or a Mercedes, they’re a worthy competitor in the motor vehicle industry. After praising this vehicle, we still have to acknowledge that it has a high depreciation rate – 48.4% after just 3 years.

Chrysler 200

Chrysler 200

Volkswagen Jetta

Many people have commented that the Volkswagen Jetta looks very similar to the Volkswagen Passat. However, that is probably not their mutual factor that has all the hype. The Jetta is also a vehicle that suffers from a drastic value loss within the first three years – 48.1%.

Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Audi A3

Audi, like Mercedes Benz and BMW, is a luxury German motor vehicle. When they came out with the Audi A3, it offered drivers a compact and affordable luxury vehicle. But even this smaller car falls to the woes of value loss. After the first three years of owning this vehicle, you can expect the car’s value to drop by 47.9%.

Audi A3

Audi A3

Jaguar XJL

Jaguar is one of the most revered luxury car brands on the market. Not only do their cars look great, but they operate with excellence as well. One of their greatest drawbacks is its depreciation rate. The Jaguar XJL, in particular, can drop a whopping 66.4% within the first three years.

Jaguar XJL

Jaguar XJL

BMW 6 Series

The BMW 6 Series comes in a few shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a convertible or a coupe, or simply for a four-door sedan, the 6 Series offers it all. Unfortunately though, its value drops with significance within the first three years of purchasing. Some put that number as high as 68.3%.

BMW 6 Series

BMW 6 Series

Ford Fusion Energi

With the need to adjust and the temptation to join the others, Ford created the Fusion Energi to enter the world of eco-friendly vehicles. While their intentions were to provide a hybrid vehicle with an affordable price tag, they couldn’t help the value depreciation from occurring. We’re talking about 69.4% depreciation.

Ford Fusion Energi

Ford Fusion Energi

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

If you were thinking of buying the Mercedes Benz S-Class new, then we would recommend against it. While it is an impressive luxury car on all fronts, it isn’t immune to the problem of vehicle depreciation. The S-Class can drop by almost 70% in value after a new purchase.

Mercedes Benz S Class

Mercedes Benz S Class

 

Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet was very proud after introducing their Volt model, and rightfully so. The car is an electric vehicle which has a gas-powered engine. While the car is able to recharge its batteries while it is in motion, its value drops with every mile covered on the clock. Its depreciation rate currently sits at 71.2%.

Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt

Ford Focus

Ford has for a long time been a trusty and affordable car provider. The Ford Focus has been a reoccurring model on the Ford manufacturing line, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t lose a lot of value as time goes on. In 2018, its sales took a climb, but even after having sold well, it suffers from a 45% depreciation rate.

Ford Focus

Ford Focus

Infiniti Q50

Pairing up the engineering and strong engines of Nissan, the Infiniti Q50 adds cutting-edge style that turns this vehicle into a sturdy luxury vehicle. While it does have some of the Nissan genes, it is quite different when it comes to value depreciation. This model will suffer the blow of 46.9% loss.

Infiniti Q50

Infiniti Q50

Cadillac ATS

Cadillac really pulled out all of the stops when they manufactured the ATS. The car even has $G WiFi and the remote start option via smartphone. But even after having all of these impressive features, the Cadillac ATS still has a pretty high depreciation rate of 50.4%.

Cadillac ATS

Cadillac ATS

Cadillac SRX

Some are hailing Cadillac for eventually making a move in the crossover vehicle market. The SRX is fitted with luxury features and a design that puts it on the next level, but it does have issues when it comes to depreciation. Within the first 3 years, owners can expect a 42.7% decline in value.

Cadillac SRX

Cadillac SRX

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0

The Italian-born Alfa Romeo has an array of beautiful vehicles. The Giulietta 2.0 model might be attractive to the eye, but after seeing the depreciation rate it has, buyers might want to reconsider purchasing this car brand new. The Giulietta 2.0 loses 73.9% of its value after three years.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0

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