The 10 slowest-depreciating cars in 2022

If you're looking for a new car that holds on to as much of its value as possible over three years, this top 10 can tell you which models have the lowest depreciation...

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When you buy a new car, you probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about how it will depreciate. However, depreciation is one of the biggest expenses of owning a vehicle – and often costs more than fuel, tax and servicing combined.

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

Depreciation isn’t necessarily bad news, though. If you’re buying second-hand and choose carefully, it can allow you to get a lot of car for your money, although in the current used car market, many cars are retaining their value for longer. That's largely because of long waiting times for new cars because of chip shortage delays.

Here, we've used our residual value data to show you the cars that will cost you the least in depreciation over three years. All figures are based on the trade-in value for an example that's covered 36,000 miles in that time. We even tell you which engine and trim combination helps the model hold on to most value.

Unsurprisingly, there are some fairly exotic – and expensive – models on the list. If you want to learn more about each car, simply click on the relevant link to read our full review or see how much you could save by using our free New Car Deals service.