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Your Money's Worth: Lowest Depreciation Rates for 27 Luxury Vehicles

2020 Lexus ES 300h

Your Money’s Worth: Lowest Depreciation Rates for 27 Luxury Vehicles

By Ashley Effinger

If you’re not buying a fancy, run-of-the-mill exotic car, depreciation is the name of your new game. It’s almost like it loses half its value as soon as those wheels hit the street!

But there are some good options out there for luxury cars that won’t break the bank when resale time comes around – CarEdge* estimates these vehicles all have at least 50% of their original value after 5 years on the roads – and that’s something money can’t buy!

Mercedes Benz G Class – 82.13%

2022 Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG G 63

If you’re looking for a luxurious ride, but don’t want to take too much of an immediate hit at resale time, consider the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class . It’s got swagger and is built to last!

After five years and 12k miles (on average!), this droolworthy 4×4 still keeps 23% off its original price tag – not bad after half a decade on the roads!

Plus, if you check out comparisons against other high end models like Range Rovers – spoiler alert: it retains value better than most luxury cars in its class – there’ll be no doubt that shelling out money now will give back later. So go forth with confidence and show ’em who bossin’ up those highways!

Audi Q3 – 78%

2021 Audi Q3 S line Premium Plus

Is the Audi Q3 worth your money? Absolutely! Though it may feel like a mini-investment, this tiny SUV is king when it comes to holding its value . After five years of care and attention (and maybe some road trips!) an Audi Q3 will retain about $31,753 in resale value – that’s almost three grand more than other luxury models on average.*

And as if that weren’t enough incentive to give it strong consideration when shopping around for your next vehicle purchase: you could very likely be cruising in an upgrade 10-years from now with depreciation barely scraping 40%.

So go ahead and treat yourself; you get what you pay for with the mighty yet miniature Q3.

BMW X2 xDrive28i – 77%

2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of performance and style, then look no further than the BMW X2 !

This agile machine boasts a 228-hp turbocharged four cylinder engine that will get your heart racing.

A standard front wheel drive system comes with all models while an upgrade to xDrive adds even more oomph – ideal if you dare take on corners as tight as this vehicle can handle them.

But be warned: tall passengers in back might want out before they reach their destination – because although speedy, there ain’t much room behind like its namesake X1 sibling has to offer!

All the cool kids have a BMW 2 Series, but even they know that these cars take an unexpected hit in value after five years on the road. Despite its stellar performance and durability, you can expect to get nearly $27,388 when reselling – as long as it’s been well taken care of!


Land Rover Range Rover Sport -76.65%

2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE LUX

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is not your typical mammoth SUV. With its enthusiastic driving capabilities, classic look and smart features-it’s no wonder why this 2.5 ton luxury behemoth will take you anywhere without breaking a sweat!

If you invest five years in a Land Rover Range Rover Sport, it’s sure to pay off – quite literally!

After half-a-decade of use and just 12,000 miles under its belt (assuming good condition) the resale value will have dropped by only 42%, bringing $64,920 back your way. Now that’s what we call smart driving!

So hop in, buckle up and get ready for an adventure with the king of off roaders: The Range Rover Sport.

Lexus RX 350 – 76.61%

2019 Lexus RX 350L Premium

When it comes to compact luxury crossovers, the 2019 Lexus RX is a star: Its dazzling style and tranquil comfort make for an unbeatable combination!

It’s not as sporty or cutting-edge as some of its competitors think BMW and Mercedes – but with its plush suspension and sumptuous interior, there’s plenty here that appeals.

Don’t want to sacrifice fuel efficiency in pursuit of your dream car?

The optional hybrid powertrain has you covered!

Plus now even more family members can join in on the action thanks to three rows’ worth of seating. Sure, we wish driving dynamics were spicier (so maybe just think about this ride if comfy cruising is your game) and infotainment needs serious help too… But hey – when something looks AND feels this glamorous– isn’t it all worth every penny?

The Lexus RX 350 isn’t just luxurious, it’s also a smart investment.

With only 28% depreciation after five years, you’ll still be driving in style with an estimated resale value of $39,657 – proving that when taken care of properly this impressive vehicle is worth the cost!

So don’t delay – buy one now and reward yourself for another four years; your wallet (and ride) will thank you later!

Audi A5 – 76.14%

2021 Audi A5 Sportback S line Premium

For those who want both style and practicality, the Audi A5 Sportback is a dream come true. Not only does it combine the charm of its classic sedan and coupe counterparts but it also features an impressive hatchback cargo hold that has enough room for all your life’s adventures.

In addition to rivaling cars like BMW 4-series Gran Coupe or Kia Stinger in beauty, this four-door sports model brings us tech advancements as well as chic design elements – what more could you ask for?

While rear seat space might not be quite on par with other models out there, say hello to hauling heaven with plenty of cargo volume!

The Audi A5 is a great car and even better investment – it only loses 42% of its value after 5 years, that’s less than 8.4% per year!

With careful use you could happily save $30,166 when reselling in five years.

BMW X3 – 76.04%

2023 BMW X3 xDrive30i

If you’re thinking of adding a BMW X3 to your garage, just remember that this baby doesn’t depreciates like there’s no tomorrow – it’ll drop 37% in 5 years and be valued at $32,323.

So if you love the luxury look but want to keep more money in your pocket over time, we definitely suggest looking into one of Lexus’ trusty SUVs instead!

Lexus ES 350 – 75.94%

2020 Lexus ES 350

The Lexus ES 350 has rebounded with a mid-size luxury sedan that has something for everyone – from its sleek and sophisticated cabin design to an optional hybrid powertrain.

It’s the perfect companion on those long highway rides, complete with plenty of desirable tech features like driver assistance packed under the hood (and trunk)!

Plus if you want it at an affordable price point well then this could be exactly what your wallet ordered!

Just one catch though: just watch out for that infotainment system trackpad or otherwise you’ll be driving in circles trying to figure where your destination went.

Bottom line? This value-packed Lexus packs a real punch way beyond its base price tag.

The Lexus ES 350 is the perfect car for anyone looking to score big in resale value. After five years of driving, it’s still worth a cool $34,124 -a tidy 27% decline from its original price tag!

Keep this vehicle well maintained and you’ll get your money back with interest when it comes time to upgrade. Enjoy 12K miles per year knowing that no other midsize sedan offers such a great return on investment over time as the legendary ES350.

Audi Q5 – 73.38%

2019 Audi Q5 Prestige


With its stylish exterior, intuitive infotainment system and impressive technology features such as Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster, onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and Automated emergency braking – the Audi Q5 is here to redefine luxury comfort for all.

Although it may not be a powerhouse on wheels like some of its rivals with their V6 engines; the turbocharged 2.0L four cylinder engine more than makes up for this in spades giving you an exhilarating driving experience despite its modest 252HP output!

It may not be quite Porsche Macan fast but it will still bring premium style wherever you go.

Despite the fact that an Audi Q5 will inevitably lose around 39% of its value after five years, you can still expect to get a good deal on one with some savvy shopping.

The average 5 year resale value is $32,323 for cars in premium condition and having done about 12k miles per year over their lifetime – so if looked after correctly there’s plenty more life left yet!

Lexus LX 570 – 73.09%

2020 Lexus LX 570

The LX 570 is the perfect SUV for families who want to make a luxurious statement without breaking the bank. With its three-row arrangement, high-end features like leather upholstery , heated and ventilated first-and second row seats, in dash navigation and 12.3 inch infotainment display come as standard – plus you also get plenty of driver assistance features too!

But even with all these extras packed into one vehicle it won’t put a huge strain on your finances; after 5 years it depreciates 32% maintaining an impressive resale value at $73,418!

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class – 73%

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

Ready to make a statement with your next ride?

Get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz CLA250 and elevate your driving experience. Luxury isn’t just for long prices anymore, as you get all that German automotive finesse at an accessible cost!

This five passenger subcompact sedan offers coupe looks – not compromising on performance, thanks to its 18 inch wheels plus standard exterior features from automatic LED headlights, sunroof and more.

And inside it’s lavished with 12 way power adjustable front seats chrome trim accents, keyless entry/push button ignition and high tech navigation system will set hearts racing while providing driver assistance like automated emergency braking so you’ll be cruising in confidence no matter where life takes you…not just now but later too since this car packs residual value – depreciating only 53% after 5 years leaving lots of change leftover when it comes time to trade up or sell outright (estimated resale being $27,528).

Acura RDX – 72.91%

2020 Acura RDX Base

With the Acura RDX , you don’t have to toe a line between luxury and sporty. Its angular bodywork and striking front end makes sure everyone knows it’s leaning towards the latter – plus you get build quality comparable with Audi or BMW at a lower price!

The intelligent all-wheel drive system keeps this two row crossover responsive while its small turbocharged engine doesn’t slow down your fun – sharp steering delivers playful driving attributes no matter what road lies ahead.

Plus if resale value is important to you then look out for an older model– as after 5 years of ownership depreciation will only be 33%. So when in need of a top class vehicle without breaking the bank; consider giving some love (and cash) to an old friend: The Acura RDX.

BMW X1 – 72.83%

2018 BMW X1 xDrive28i

The BMW X1 is the ultimate jack-of-all-trades, a vehicle that can satisfy driving enthusiasts and active lifestyle goers alike. With its nimble turning speed, comfortable ride quality sans sacrificing performance handling – not to mention excellent space utilization for hauling bulky cargo – it’s no wonder why this car remains at the peak of competition in this segment.

Style wise could be more expressive? Sure! But everyone still knows they’re looking at a classic BMW badge when one rolls down their street; so if chasing status symbols floats your boat then maybe you’ve found your perfect match right here!

You won’t mistake this car for anything but what it is – a luxurious BMW that will last the test of time retaining at least two-thirds of its value at $27,039 after five years. With results like these, how can you resist?

Audi S4 – 72.47%

Want a sporty-yet-sophisticated sedan that will still hold its resale value? Look no further – the Audi S4 is an excellent option.

With increased power and all wheel drive, it’s sure to please anyone who loves a good ride. Plus, you don’t have to worry about depreciation with this car – even after 5 years on the road (or in your garage), it’ll still be worth almost $40K!

But if excitement isn’t quite what you’re looking for out of life – maybe opt for something else as there are limited auditory experiences here…and only one gear available; automatic.

Tesla Model S – 71.62%

2018 Tesla Model S 75D

Tesla’s Model S has made its mark on the automotive industry like no other since Henry Ford – and for good reason.

Every inch of it is designed to deliver an experience that lives up to all expectations, from luxurious minimalism in the cabin with a massive touchscreen, responsive handling and lots of cozy comforts; to zippy acceleration power thanks to its standard all-wheel drive system – plus being able to cruise long distances before needing a battery recharge.

And surprisingly enough? It does remarkably well when considering resale value: after 5 years one can expect about 35% depreciation…if kept in stellar condition!

That’s right – you heard us correctly… if their miles are low and they’re taken care of properly — Tesla’s hold some serious resale punch over time! So get ready folks — this ride will have you feeling electric (pun intended).

Porsche Macan – 65.90%

2018 Porsche Macan Base

The Porsche Macan is the ultimate crossover—it drives like a sports car, has three available engines with up to 360 hp, and casts a spell on its drivers.

Not only will you be turning heads in the present moment but also over five years from now when your resale value stands at $42,119. And don’t worry about depreciation let-down for this powerhouse! Get ready for some serious driving magic – make it a Porsche Macan today!

Audi A6 – 65.85%

2019 Audi A6 Premium

The Audi A6 is a perfect blend of sophistication, style and versatility: with its high-tech interior environment, sleek exterior design and generous passenger space.

Not only does it turn heads more than even flashier rivals or the sleeker Audi A7 hatchback would, but also delivers maximum luxury without compromising on safety features like adaptive cruise control , automated emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.

It’s not just about how good one looks from outside; you’ll be dazzled inside too – from massaging front seats to configurable ambient lighting – the cabin has premium quality material all around!

And if that wasn’t enough for you already then here’s another reason why this vehicle shouldn’t miss your list: though expensive initially, research suggests it depreciates by 46% after 5 years (averaging 12000 miles per year) – so go ahead treat yourself to something luxurious yet rustling up an incredible resale value at $35,744!

BMW 5 Series – 65.55%

2021 BMW 5 Series 530i

If sophistication is what you’re after, the BMW 5-Series sedan has it.

With stellar exterior styling and a plush cabin that’s sure to be the envy of many drivers on their commute, this luxury ride offers plenty of options to fit your needs – whether they demand fuel efficiency or revving V8 powertrain performance!

But beauty comes with a price; unfortunately for car owners, there’s no getting around depreciation when owning this vehicle. Sure enough, most 5 Series cars end up losing 45% value within five years while being worth only 20% by year 10 – so if saving money is an issue goodbye resale value hello repair bills … ouch!!

Lexus ES 300h – 65%

2020 Lexus ES 300h

The Lexus ES 300h is a mid-size luxury sedan that will have you feeling truly pampered and in control. It offers a smooth, fuel efficient ride with its optional hybrid powertrain plus tech features galore — all at an incredibly competitive price point!

The interior has been crafted to perfection, providing the perfect peaceful cocoon for those long highway drives without being overly distracting – despite the somewhat fussy trackpad of the infotainment system.

All this means one thing; good value over 5 years – 38% depreciation but resulting resale value still up close to $30k strong!

Audi Q7 – 64.22%

2018 Audi Q7 Prestige

If you’re after a luxurious, powerful ride that can comfortably fit the whole family and turn some heads on winding roads alike, get an Audi Q7 !

With its turbocharged V6 engine making 335 horsepower tamed by the signature Quattro all-wheel drive system – plus no less than three standard digital displays in the first row – it’s going to give the BMW X5, Mercedes GLE class and Volvo XC90 major competition.

And if you take your time searching for one of 2017 or 2018 vintage coming off lease with extended warranty included (certified!), then depreciation won’t be as much of a concern as compared to buying brand new. It’ll still cost ya a pretty penny though – but you can cash in on a cool $36k+ five years later!

BMW X5 – 64.15%

2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i

The BMW X5 may have once been praised for its ability to drive like a sports car and retain the practicality of an SUV, but time has proven it’s no match against depreciation.

Despite all that luxuriousness and technological advancement in the wheels today, this bad boy still takes you for a major financial ride after 5 years – depreciating more than 46% from its original value!

Don’t worry though; if embracing adventure is what your heart desires, at least do so responsibly with some solid numbers under consideration first. Put aside its reputation for financial losses – this baby will make you feel like a king when driving it around town – if not an emperor by now. So why wait?

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque – 62.88%

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque HSE

The timeless Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is the perfect status symbol for city streets and tight corners. Introduced in 2010 with modern styling, a luxurious interior filled with options (such as massaging seats) isn’t something you’ll want to miss out on.

Despite lacking some off-roading power found in its larger counterparts, this baby Range Rover looks smart while managing 12K miles of pavement every year before depreciating 43% over 5 years – that’s still $31,998 resale value!

Mercedes-Benz E-Class – 61.44%

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 300

The Mercedes-Benz E-class is the definition of luxury , with elegant styling and a cabin that will pamper you on even your longest drives.

All kinds of power options – from turbocharged four to sleek twin turbo V6s – offer solid acceleration no matter which way you drive it. Plus, modern tech like semi autonomous driving modes come standard in this tucked away gem!

Although depreciation can be fairly steep if bought new (around 45% after 5 years), savvy shoppers have an opportunity for remarkable deals off lease by seeking out lightly used E classes about 4 or 5 year old — reliable too; these engines are made to last up 250k miles so plenty left over in them yet!

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class – 59.82%

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Trading in the sedan for stilts, with a touch of sophistication and flair — that’s what you get when driving the Mercedes-Benz GLC . Be prepared to sit high up on the luxury throne with this ride.

Nestled nicely between its subcompact brother GLA and mid-size sis’ GLE, this luxury crossover is sure to leave a lasting impression – even after five years! As they say: timeless style never depreciates…just ask anyone who owns one – it’ll still be worth close to $31K come 2028.

Land Rover Range Rover – 56.91%

2019 Land Rover Range Rover 5.0L V8 Supercharged

The Range Rover is the embodiment of luxury and off-road performance. After five decades, it has evolved from a rugged workhorse to an ultra-luxe status symbol–complete with flashy $14,000 paint jobs that’ll cost you more than your first car!

Its cabin boasts fancy materials and tech, yet its hefty price tag isn’t just for looks; this monster still packs enough rock crawler gear to put the original model in shame.

That said…proceed at your own risk–the ritzy ride may be worth dropping some serious dough on, but remember: when driving a Range Rover expect fatigue (in both senses of the word!) over time as fuel economy ain’t great – not only will depreciation give ya whiplash after 5 years ($57k resale value? Yikes!) maintenance costs can add up too. Fun while it lasts though… right?!

If your bank account can handle it all? Step right up…but beware of potential technical issues associated with used vehicles along their bumpy journey ahead!

Mercedes-Benz S-Class – 51.40%

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 450

Luxury comes with a price tag, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the best of both worlds. If luxury and affordability are your top priorities then buckle up in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class !

This benchmark sedan is fully equipped with first class amenities packed inside its luxurious cabin – perfect for anyone who desires nothing but excellence in their car buying experience.

And if budget constraints have been keeping you from taking one home just yet, don’t despair: after 5 years an S-Class might be worth only 46% off its original sticker price (an average resale value of $68,852). So why not take advantage? You could find yourself cozying up to all those high end features at half the cost by snagging a 4 year old model coming out of lease – now there’s something even royalty would love!

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class – 51.55%

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

With a sleek update, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is proof that good things just get better with time. From its humble beginning as the M-class model in 1996 to now being equipped with plush interior materials and an improved aesthetic, this two row model offers up something for everyone – even environmentally conscious shoppers can enjoy!

Although it might not be able to seat your whole family quite yet due to lack of third seating rows, you will still have peace of mind knowing that after 5 years on average 12,000 miles per year driven and maintained properly , any depreciation at all would only amount to 56%, leaving $39,642 resale value – right where it should be: high fashion great returns!

The Vehicle Resale Verdict

If you’re into the luxury car lifestyle but don’t want to break the bank, check out our list of 27 vehicles with some of the lowest depreciation rates. CarEdge has approved each one to hold over 50% resell value after 5 years – now that’ll get your money’s worth!

So now the question is: what vehicle has the best resale value in your opinion? Share your response on IG and let us know – it only takes an instant! #luxurycarvalues

Sources

Car Edge* Luxury Cars with the Best Resale Value