The average new car loses nearly 27 percent of its value after the first year—more than $7600. Some models, though, depreciate way more slowly. Used car buying site in 2017 and 2018 to find out which cars hold onto the most value one year after they were sold new. These are your value kings.
The Jeep Wrangler showed the slowest depreciation of any new car out there, according to iSeeCars, losing just 8.9 percent of its value over the first year. That adds up to a price difference of $3199 between a brand-new Wrangler and an identical model that's one year old.
Number two on the list of least-depreciating vehicles is the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Long known as a durable, dependable midsize truck, the Tacoma loses a mere 10.4 percent of its value, or $3320, in the first year.
Like its Tacoma pickup truck sibling, the Toyota 4Runner is known to be rugged and reliable. The midsize SUV loses just 12.7 percent of its value after one year, a loss of $4605.
Largely unchanged since 2004, the Frontier soldiers on as a 2018 model. And it holds value: After one year, the typical Frontier only shows 13.3 percent depreciation, losing $3180 in value over a brand-new example.
Honda's three-row SUV is another value leader, losing just 13.7 percent value in the first year, around $4858 lost.
The Chevrolet Colorado, like the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma elsewhere on this list, is a sensibly-proportioned midsize pickup. After one year it loses just 13.7 percent of its as-new value, a loss of $4154.
Honda's teensy-weensy crossover loses just 13.8 percent of its value after one year, a difference of $2885.
Sensing a theme here? Trucks, SUVs and crossovers dominate the slow-depreciation list. Jeep's tiny Renegade loses just 14.1 percent of its value after the first year, a loss of $2897.
The only vehicle on iSeeCars's list that isn't an SUV or truck, the Subaru WRX loses just 14.2 percent of its value after one year, a drop of $4115.