The 10 fastest-depreciating cars 2019

As What Car? research shows electric cars now hold onto more of their value than petrols and diesels on average, we reveal the models on sale today which depreciate the fastest...

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer, Jaguar XJ, Peugeot 308 SW, Infiniti Q50
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What Car? team
5 Apr 2019 08:30

Depreciation is often overlooked when people are deciding what car to buy. But while other running costs, such as fuel consumption, servicing and road tax, are worth considering, they rarely add up to as much as the amount a car loses in value over the first few years of ownership.

Here we've used our residual value data to reveal the models which will cost you most in depreciation, with all figures based on an annual mileage of 12,000.

10. Infiniti Q50 3.5h Luxe

Infiniti Q50

Price £43,450 Target Price £43,425 30k/3yr residual value £13,225 price drop £30,225 retained value 30.4%

The hybrid version of this executive saloon is refined, and its bold styling will set you apart from the crowd, but the Q50 is compromised in too many other areas to be recommendable.

Read our full Infiniti Q50 review, or see our latest deals

9. BMW 4 Series Convertible 420d Sport Prof. Media

BMW 4 Series Convertible

Price £44,535 Target Price £40,414 30k/3yr residual value £13,475 price drop £31,060 retained value 30.3%

The 4 Series is a comfortable and well-equipped convertible, with a class-leading infotainment system inside. Space can be a bit tight in the back, though, and boot space is limited if you have the roof down.

Read our full BMW 4 Series Convertible review, or see our latest deals

8. Hyundai i40 1.6 CRDi SE Nav

Hyundai i40

Price £24,000 Target Price £22,201 30k/3yr residual value £7125 price drop £16,875 retained value 29.7%

The i40 was designed to take on everything from the Ford Mondeo to the Audi A4, and while it has lots of standard equipment and a decent boot, its substandard interior quality and average driving style stops it from being among the class best.

Read our full Hyundai i40 review, or see our latest deals

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