10 Cars With The Slowest Depreciation And Subaru’s New Surprise Value Model
Which Subaru model retains its value the best? According to a recent report from U.S. News, these ten vehicles below hold their value better than many others, so you can count on getting more money back when you sell. In addition, the list now includes the 2023 Subaru BRZ sports coupe that offers a surprisingly good value for sports car shoppers.
The ten cars with the slowest depreciation
Chevrolet Camaro: Average Five-Year Depreciation: 20.2%
Nissan Versa: Average Five-Year Depreciation: 19.9%
Toyota Corolla: Average Five-Year Depreciation: 19.8%
Ford Mustang: Average Five-Year Depreciation: 19.4%
Subaru BRZ: Average Five-Year Depreciation: 18.2%
Honda Civic: Average Five-Year Depreciation: 16.3%
Toyota Tacoma: Average Five-Year Depreciation: 14.9%
Porsche 911: Average Five-Year Depreciation: 14.6%
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Average Five-Year Depreciation: 8.7%
Jeep Wrangler: Average Five-Year Depreciation: 7.3%
What does it mean for new car shoppers?
If you plan on keeping your new car for 3-5 years, depreciation (loss of value) is typically your primary expense during ownership. It shows shoppers which vehicle will be the best in resale value.
The 2023 model-year vehicles listed above are projected to retain their value through the initial five-year ownership period. It lets consumers know which models keep their value better than others. This can make the most significant difference when you trade in your vehicle after 3-5 years. You'll get more for your trade-in than other automakers' vehicles.
The 2023 Subaru BRZ is one of America's best sports car values.
Sports cars are notoriously known for dropping in value quickly once you drive them off the lot, but not the 2023 Subaru BRZ sports coupe. U.S. News says the BRZ average five-year depreciation is 18.2 percent. So the average new car will lose about 40.1 percent of its value after five years.
U.S. News says, "Subaru released a new BRZ in 2022, finally giving the car the needed power. At the same time, older BRZs are holding value impressively well."
"Two-door sports cars with a manual transmission and rear-wheel drive are few and far between these days, but the BRZ offers this enthusiast formula. Its flat-four engine delivers decent acceleration and has enough power to break traction in the rear, but older car variants lack the fizz that the 2023 model brings."
"The BRZ offers four seats, though the back is best left for kids. Front-seat passengers enjoy good space and supportive buckets, and the car offers good outward visibility. Subaru's infotainment software isn't the best, but it runs smoothly on the standard 8-inch touch screen," says U.S. News.
What is the price of the 2023 Subaru BRZ?
The 2023 Subaru BRZ comes in two trim levels with two transmission options. The BRZ Premium with a 6-speed manual gearbox has a starting price of $29,615. BRZ Premium with an automatic transmission starts at $33,115. The Limited (6-speed manual) has a starting MSRP of $32,115. The Limited with an automatic transmission starts at $33,255. All pricing includes destination and delivery fees.
Other Subaru models with the slowest depreciation
According to Kelley Blue Book's (KBB) 2023 Best Resale Value Awards, Subaru earned three individual segment honors.
Subaru's three new segment winners in 2023 are Subaru of America's top-three-selling SUVs. In addition, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek scores the best Subcompact SUV, the 2023 Subaru Forester wins the Compact SUV segment, and the 2023 Subaru Outback takes home the best Midsize 2-Row SUV award. The three Subaru SUVs also won the best resale value awards last year.
New vehicle shoppers looking for a sports car will find the 2023 Subaru BRZ offers the best value. The rear-drive sports coupe is fun to drive and retains its value better than other sports cars.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report, where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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