The cars, trucks and SUVs with the best resale value


When it comes to buying and selling a car, resale value is extremely important. A new car that loses value faster than its rivals can cost you money in lower trade-in value or the possibility of owing more than it might be worth in a long-term loan. That’s why choosing a vehicle with a good resale value can save you a lot more money in the long run. KBB’s annual best resale value awards make it easy to find true long-term value.

• 10 Best Overall Resale Values ​​of 2022

• SUV with the best resale value 2022

• 2022 Cars with the best resale value

• 2022 Best resale value for trucks, electric vehicles and vans

• 2022 Best Resale Value Brands

10 Best Overall Resale Values ​​of 2022

Kelley Blue Book’s annual Best Resale Value awards recognize the 10 individual vehicles that are expected to retain the highest percentage of their original MSRP. This list represents the best of the best, and the threshold for this honor is high.

These vehicles hold their value better than 95% of all other models. While the average new vehicle will be worth around 40% of its original price after 60 months, these 10 vehicles will on average return more than 59% to their owners’ pockets. For a $35,000 vehicle, this equates to a significant difference of about $6,650 over a 5-year buy-sell cycle. That’s why choosing a car with a good resale value can often save you more money in the long run than chasing big discounts and other incentives. Here’s KBB’s list of the 10 best overall resale values ​​of 2022.

Top 10 Best Resale Values ​​for 2022
Rank Model Resale value over 5 years


Toyota MC 2022,



2022 GMC Sierra



2022 Toyota Tacoma



2022 Ford F,
Maverick (tie)



2022 Chevrolet Corvette (tie)



2022 Toyota 4Runner



Tesla TSLA 2022,
Model X



2022 Ford F-Series



2022 Ford Ranger



2022 Jeep Gladiator

2022 Best Resale Value: SUV

Subaru Crosstrek 2022

The Subaru Crosstrek


Resale value: 52.3%
Type: Subcompact SUV
Starting price: $22,645

2022 Subaru Forester

Resale value: 47.2%
Type: Compact SUV
Starting price: $25,395

Subaru Outback 2022

Resale value: 45.2%
Type: 2-row midsize SUV
Starting price: $27,145

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Kia Sorento 2022

The Kia Telluride


Resale value: 51.9%
Type: 3-row midsize SUV
Starting price: $33,090

2022 GMC Yukon

Resale value: 47.2%
Type: full-size SUV
Starting price: $52,100

2022 Toyota 4Runner

Resale value: 58.6%
Type: off-road SUV
Starting price: $37,605

2022 Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40


Resale value: 39.0%
Type: Subcompact luxury SUV
Starting price: $35,100

Mercedes-Benz GLB 2022

Resale value: 41.1%
Type: Luxury Compact SUV
Starting price: $38,600

2022 Range Rover Velar

Resale value: 36.0%
Type: 2-row luxury mid-size SUV
Starting price: $58,300

2022 Lincoln Aviator

Resale value: 41.5%
Type: 3-row luxury mid-size SUV
Starting price: $51,780

2022 Lexus LX

Resale value: 45.2%
Type: Full-size luxury SUV
Starting price: $88,245

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Best Resale Value 2022: Cars

Honda Civic 2022

The Honda Civic


Resale value: 49.8%
Type: Compact car
Starting price: $22,350

Honda Civic 2022

Resale value: 42.5%
Type: Intermediate car
Starting price: $26,120

Chevrolet Corvette 2022

The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06


Resale value: 59.5%
Type: Sports car
Starting price: $60,900

2022 Lexus IS

Resale value: 39.0%
Type: entry-level luxury car
Starting price: $39,850

2022 Lexus LS

Resale value: 35.0%
Type: Luxury car
Starting price: $77,075

2022 Best Resale Value: Trucks, EVs, Minivans

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

The Toyota Rav4 Hybrid


Resale value: 50.1%
Type: hybrid car
Starting price: $29,075

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2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Ford Mustang Mach-E


Resale value: 37.9%
Type: Electric vehicle
Starting price: $43,895

2022 Tesla Model X

Resale value: 57.6%
Type: Luxury electric vehicle
Starting price: $104,990

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Toyota Sienna 2022

Resale value: 50.3%
Type: Minivan
Starting price: $34,710

Ford Maverick 2022

The Ford Maverick


Resale value: 59.5%
Type: compact van
Starting price: $19,995

2022 Toyota Tacoma

Resale value: 61.7%
Type: Midsize Pickup
Starting price: $26,700

2022 Toyota Tundra

Resale value: 70.8%
Type: Full Size Pickup
Starting price: $35,950

2022 GMC Sierra HD

Resale value: 63.0%
Type: Heavy Duty Pickup Truck
Starting price: $38,200

Best Resale Value 2022: Brands

Best Brand: Toyota

Toyota wins the title for the fifth time in six years with five class wins.

Best Luxury Brand: Lexus

Lexus returns to the podium, winning this award for the seventh time.

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What is resale value?

At some point, you may want to sell your car. Resale value is the expected market value of your car, truck or SUV at the time of sale.

How does Kelley Blue Book determine which cars have the best resale value?

Kelley Blue Book best resale value prices are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book Official Residual Value Guide. Kelley Blue Book residual values ​​are established by experienced automotive analysts who examine the results of statistical models based on millions of transactions. Vehicles that achieve the highest 5-year residual values, expressed as a percentage of their original manufacturer’s suggested retail price, are selected for these prestigious awards. Low-volume vehicles are not considered except in the electric, luxury and sports car categories.

Is resale value really important?

Yes. Choosing the right model brings peace of mind that you made the right decision. If a vehicle has a high resale value, this guarantees that it will be worth more when traded in. It’s a great way to reduce your overall vehicle expenses, something we can all use in these uncertain times.

About Best Resale Value Awards

Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are annual awards given to brands and vehicles that are most successful in retaining their value.

Kelley Blue Book’s business is vehicle appraisal. We have 95 years of experience determining the value of cars. With a comprehensive dataset that includes vehicle specifications, trim levels, sales volume, economic conditions, and auction results, Kelley Blue Book can predict and track vehicle depreciation. This information is free and offered on our site as a useful tool to help you choose the right vehicle to meet your wallet and transportation needs.

Dealers, lenders and individuals also rely on the value of our cars to determine how much to trade in, set lease rates and purchase prices. Vehicles with the lowest depreciation rate as determined by our valuation team underpin the best resale value prices. This recognition goes to products and brands demonstrating the highest retained value within the first 60 months of ownership.

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