Worst 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 least of their original value after three years. Find the residual value of any other 2012-model-year vehicle with our residual values tool.

Worst 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.
RankMake and ModelStyle*Residual Value
1.ChevroletExpress35002LS passenger van with 155-inch wheelbase27%
2.GMCSavana 35002LS/2LT passenger van with 135-inch wheelbase, 2LS with 155-inch wheelbase29%
3.FordE-150XL Wagon29%
4.Mercedes-BenzS-ClassS600, S65 AMG30%
5.Nissan Titan2WD King Cab S31%
7.Ford E-SeriesE-250, E-350 Super Duty32%
8.Mercedes-BenzCL-ClassCL65 AMG32%
9.GMCSavana 1500AWD LS33%
11.ChevroletExpress 1500LS AWD passenger van33%
12.NissanNV Passenger 3500S33%

*Listed style had the lowest residual value for that model.

Source: ALG

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.

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