The 10 slowest-depreciating cars of 2017

Want your next car to hold on to as much of its value as possible? You'll need to buy one of these

Words By Darren Moss

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The slowest depreciating cars

When you buy a new car, you're not likely to think about depreciation. However, it's one of the biggest costs of owning a vehicle, and is often more than your fuel, tax and servicing costs combined.

A car loses a large portion of its value of the first few years of ownership, so finding one which will keep its value the longest will ensure you get most of your money back when it comes to selling on.

Here, we've used our residual value data to show you the cars which will cost you the least in depreciation. All of our figures are based on you driving 12,000 miles per year.

10. Porsche Macan

List price: Β£43,903

Depreciation after year 1: Β£36,600 (83.37%)

Depreciation after year 2: Β£30,100 (68.56%)

Depreciation after year 3: Β£24,700 (56.26%)

The Macan is already one of our favourite premium SUVs. It's every inch the baby Porsche, offering you a comfortable and luxurious interior alongside a fast 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Despite its high price tag, though, the Macan holds onto its value a lot better than many of its rivals.

Read our full Porsche Macan review

9. Range Rover Evoque 2.0 eD4 SE

List price: Β£30,600

Depreciation after year 1: Β£25,550 (83.50%)

Depreciation after year 2: Β£21,000 (68.63%)

Depreciation after year 3: Β£17,250 (56.37%)

The Evoque is the cheapest way to get a car with a Range Rover badge onto your driveway - and for many people that's enough reason to buy one. It's a very popular choice in the small SUV market, despite rivals such as the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 offering a better driving experience. That said, if you go for the cheapest diesel option, badged eD4, then it does at least hold its value well.

Read our full Range Rover Evoque review

8. Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE

List price: Β£64,655

Depreciation after year 1: Β£54,025 (83.56%)

Depreciation after year 2: Β£44,425 (68.71%)

Depreciation after year 3: Β£36,450 (56.38%)

The Sport is the smaller sibling to the full-size Range Rover, but it's just as luxurious and capable to drive. Plus, unlike the regular Range Rover, you can have it with seven seats, meaning the whole family can enjoy its comfortable and spacious interior.

Read our full Range Rover Sport review

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