The Subaru WRX is the best of all Subaru vehicles at holding its value after five years. According to a study by iSeeCars, most cars drop nearly 50 percent in value in the first five years. If you buy a new 2020 Subaru WRX, it will hold its value better than most cars and depreciate the least. A new Subaru WRX is in the top-ten on the list and drops 40 percent in the first 5 years.
In comparison, the BRZ is next on the Subaru list at 45.0 percent, and Outback is the third-best vehicle in the Subaru stable at retaining its value and comes in at number 10 on the lowest-depreciating SUVs list at 50.1 percent. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited keeps its value best of all vehicles and has an average 5-year depreciation of 30 percent.
2020 Subaru WRX
How does the new WRX rank among sports cars?
The Subaru WRX ranks number three on the lowest-depreciating sports car list behind the Porsche 911 Coupe (37.2 percent) and the Nissan GT-R (39.4 percent) and both those cars have big price tags. The Porsche 911 Coupe starts at $113,300, and the Nissan GT-R starts at $113,540. The 2020 Subaru WRX has a starting MSRP of $28,395 (including destination and delivery) making it one of the most affordable sports cars.
What’s in it for me?
Because the Subaru WRX is the most affordable sports car for retaining its value, you will maximize your money. If you buy a new car every three to four years, you will get more for your trade-in. If you advertise your WRX yourself, it won't take long to sell it, and you will likely have multiple buyers wanting to see it.
The WRX also tends to have lower monthly lease payments than other sports cars. You can lease a 2020 WRX for $359/month, or you can get 1.9 percent financing on any remaining 2019 WRX models and 2.9 percent on 2020 WRX models now through December 2, 2019.
2020 Subaru WRX STI
What about the WRX STI?
According to Edmunds, the 2020 Subaru WRX and 2020 WRX STI are the best sports cars at retaining their value. Most studies lump the STI in with the WRX which means they will both save you money when it’s time to trade them in.
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