The best and worst depreciating cars

These are the cars which depreciate the least - and the most - over a three-year period...

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Darren Moss
11 Aug 2015 09:40 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Depreciation is often overlooked when buying a new car. While other considerations like fuel economy and relaibility are important, it's worth considering how much of your car's value is going to be lost over its first few years of ownership.

Below, we've used What Car? residual value data to list some of the mainstream cars which lose the least of their value over three years and 36,000 miles of driving, as well as those which lose the most.

The least depreciating cars

Tesla Model S

The best and worst depreciating cars

Version: 60D

% of value retained after three years and 36,000 miles: 60.10%

Click here to read our full Tesla Model S review

Dacia Duster

The best and worst depreciating cars

Version: 1.6 SCe Ambiance

% of value retained after three years and 36,000 miles: 56.39%

Click here to read our full Dacia Duster review

Porsche Macan

The best and worst depreciating cars

Version: 2.0 T SS PDK

% of value retained after three years and 36,000 miles: 56.32%

The best and worst depreciating cars

Version: xDrive20D SE

% of value retained after three years and 36,000 miles: 55.87%

Click here to read our full review of the BMW X4

Range Rover Evoque

The best and worst depreciating cars

Version: 2.0 eD4

% of value retained after three years and 36,000 miles: 55.80%

Click here to read our full review of the Range Rover Evoque