Best resale value cars

These cars, SUVs and trucks hold their value better than any others in their categories, according to Kelley Blue Book.

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Compact SUV: Jeep Wrangler

Base price: $22,045 - $29,995
Fuel economy: 17 City / 21 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 55%

The Jeep Wrangler may not be great on gas, but it holds its value better than any other small SUV and that counts for a lot.

The biggest cost associated with owning a car isn't fuel or repairs, it's depreciation. That's the difference between the car's cost and what it's worth when you sell it later on.

According to Kelley Blue Book, the Jeep Wrangler, along with the other vehicles included in this gallery will be worth the most, compared to their original sticker price, if you sell them after five years.

These percentages do not take into account any discounts or rebates -- or, in the case of the electric car, a $7,500 federal tax credit -- that would lower the original purchase price. That means the actual percentages could be even larger.

Mid-size SUV: Toyota FJ Cruiser

Base price: $25,990 - $27,580
Fuel economy:
17 City / 22 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 50%



Full-size SUV: Chevrolet Traverse

Base price: $29,430 - $40,805
Fuel economy: 17 City / 24 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 41%



Hybrid SUV: Lexus RX450h

Base price: $45,235 - $46,825
Fuel economy: 32 City / 28 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 43%



Luxury SUV: Audi Q7

Base price: $46,250 - $59,950
Fuel economy: 16 City / 22 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 44%



Subcompact car: Honda Fit

Base price: $15,175 - $16,910
Fuel economy: 27 City / 33 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 40%



Compact car: Honda Civic

Base price: $15,605 - $22,405
Fuel economy: 28 City / 36 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 41%



Mid-size car: Toyota Camry

Base price: $21,955 - $29,845
Fuel economy: 25 City / 35 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 36.8%



Full-size car: Nissan Maxima

Base price: $31,750 - $34,450
Fuel economy: 19 City / 26 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value:
34%



Near-luxury car: Lexus IS

Base price: $40,020 - $42,480
Fuel economy: 19 City / 27 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 41.3%



Luxury car: Audi A5

Base price: $37,100 - $44,700
Fuel economy: 21 City / 31 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 41%



Sports car: Chevrolet Camaro V-6

Base price: $23,200 - $28,350
Fuel economy: 17 City / 28 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 41.3%



High-performance car: Chevrolet Camaro SS

Base price:
$31,850 - $35,450
Fuel economy: 16 City / 24 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 43.5%



Hybrid car: Honda Civic Hybrid

Base price: $24,050
Fuel economy: 44 City / 44 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 36%



Electric car: Chevrolet Volt

Base price: $39,145
Fuel economy: 35 miles e-range, then 36 city, 37 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 27%



Minivan: Honda Odyssey

Base price: $28,225 - $43,675
Fuel economy: 18 City / 27 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 38%



Full-size pickup: Ford F-series Super Duty

Base price: $29,065 - $47,245
Projected 5-year retained value: 39%




Mid-size pickup : Toyota Tacoma

Base price:
$16,875 - $27,835
Fuel economy: 21 City / 25 HWY
Projected 5-year retained value: 49%

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