Best Overall Car Resale Values
Though probably not at the forefront of a car buyer's mind, it's important to consider what a vehicle's future resale (or residual) value might be. These 2012-model-year vehicles are expected to hold the most of their original value after three years. Find the residual value of any 2012-model-year vehicle with our residual values tool.
|Best Overall Car Resale Values|
|The residual values below are a percentage of the manufacturer's suggested retail price (including destination charge) and are provided by ALG. Click on the image or model name to read the vehicle's 2012 Cars.com report.|
|Rank||Make and Model||Style*||Residual Value|
|1.||Toyota Tacoma||4WD Double Cab V-6 with manual transmission||61%|
|2.||Subaru Impreza WRX STI
|4.||Mazda Mazdaspeed3||Touring with manual transmission||60%|
|5.||Toyota Prius c||One||59%|
|6.||Nissan Versa||S sedan with manual transmission||59%|
|7.||Mini Cooper||Hardtop coupe||59%|
||2WD Double Cab PreRunner with automatic transmission||58%|
|9.||Mitsubishi Lancer||SE with automatic||58%|
|10.||Mini Cooper Clubman||Coupe||58%|
*Listed style had the highest residual value for that model.
Residual values play a major role in determining prices for car leases. A vehicle with a higher residual value requires you to repay less, which results in lower monthly payments. A variety of factors — including consumer appeal, production levels and whether buyers are paying over or under the sticker price — determine a vehicle's residual value.