Cars Which Hold Their Value

When you are buying a new car you are inevitably parting with a fair wad of cash, and one thing that should be at the forefront of your mind – unless you are planning to keep it for over a decade – is how much money you will make back from it when you come to sell it further down the line.

There are few more expensive items that you can buy in the world which will depreciate faster than a car. As a result it is a good idea to find out how quickly the car that you want is likely to lose its value before you commit to a purchase.

To aid you in your decision making, we have put together a list of some of the cars which hold their value better than most.

Volvo XC60 – The Volvo XC60 is a small 4x4 which is spacious inside and delivers a smooth ride. It is reliable and very smartly styled, which resulted in it becoming Volvo’s best-selling car of 2009. On average it should retain 68.1% of its value after 3 years and 37,000 miles covered.

Porsche Cayenne – Another crossover car which holds its value exceptionally well, this model is a lot pricier than its Volvo counterpart. It handles superbly on the road and offers one of the best cabins in its class. If you were to buy a used Porsche Cayenne 3 years old with 37,000 miles on you’d be looking at paying over 70% of the price of a new one on average.

Audi Q5 – Yet another 4x4 crossover which will recoup you a large portion of your initial outlay, the Q5 is one of Audi’s best-selling models. It is built on the same platform as the A5 saloon and, like its smaller brother, boasts a sporty exterior yet offers a comfortable cabin. On average it should hold 71.2% of its value if you come to sell it three years down the line.

Ford Kuga – The Kuga is not Ford’s best-selling model of its current range – that accolade belongs to the Fiesta, while the Focus is significantly more popular too – however it is undoubtedly the car which holds its value best, retaining 71.6% on average after 3 years.

Toyota Landcruiser – Retaining its value better than almost any other vehicle on the market is Toyota’s popular large 4x4, the Landcruiser. Starting from around £35,000, it delivers power and practical performance with excellent off-road capabilities. On average you should recoup 72.2% of your initial investment if you come to sell it after 3 years.