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.|
|Rank||Make and Model||Style*||Residual Value|
|1.||Chevrolet Express 3500||2LS passenger van with 155-inch wheelbase||27%|
|2.||GMC Savana 3500||2LS/2LT passenger van with 135-inch wheelbase, 2LS with 155-inch wheelbase||29%|
|3.||Ford E-150||XL Wagon||29%|
|4.||Mercedes-Benz S-Class||S600, S65 AMG||30%|
|5.||Nissan Titan||2WD King Cab S||31%|
|7.||Ford E-Series||E-250, E-350 Super Duty||32%|
|8.||Mercedes-Benz CL-Class||CL65 AMG||32%|
|9.||GMC Savana 1500||AWD LS||33%|
|11.||Chevrolet Express 1500||LS AWD passenger van||33%|
|12.||Nissan NV Passenger 3500||S||33%|
*Listed style had the lowest 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.