It’s a tough pill to swallow when you buy a new car, but the model you choose might be among the worst depreciating cars in the market.
This doesn’t mean you’ve chosen a bad car, simply that you’re not going to get out of it what you pay for it unless you keep the car long after the loan is paid off. The worst vehicles will lose nearly 75 percent of their value, which makes them cheaper to keep than to trade.
10. Chevrolet Volt
The Chevrolet Volt isn’t being made any longer, but if you own one, you’re going to realize it’s one of the worst depreciating cars in the market. This car loses 68.1 percent of its value in the first five years of ownership. Enjoy that fuel mileage and keep on driving your Volt.
9. Jaguar XJL
This long-wheelbase version of the Jaguar XJ will drop by nearly 68.9 percent during the first five years of ownership. Get used to the comfort and quality offered in this Jaguar, you’re going to keep it for a long time before selling it.
8. BMW 6 Series
Although you might expect BMW models to keep their value, the 6 Series is one of the worst depreciating cars in the market. This car will lose as much as 69 percent of its value during the first five years of ownership. Thankfully, it looks great and drives right.
7. Ford Fusion Energi
When Ford announced it was killing off the sedans, these cars lost a ton of value. The Fusion Energi could lose as much as 69.1 percent of its value during the first five years of ownership. Thankfully, this version gives you excellent fuel mileage and driving comfort on the road.
6. Acura RLX
The Acura RLX is a surprise on the list of worst depreciating cars, but here it is. This car is a sporty luxury sedan that you can love to drive, and you better do just that. The RLX could lose as much as 69.2 percent of its value in the first five years.
5. BMW 5 Series
If we have one BMW, we might expect to see more of them. You’ll be glad to have the roominess and quality of the BMW 5 Series on the road but won’t be as fond of the fact that it will depreciate as much as 69.2 percent over the first five years you own it.
4. BMW i3
This is a BMW you might not be surprised by. As one of the most polarizing cars in the lineup, the BMW i3 is also one of the worst depreciating cars you’ll find. Get attached to this little hatchback because it’s going to lose 70.9 percent of its value.
3. Nissan Leaf
As battery technology improves, many of the older EV models are not desired. For this reason, the Nissan Leaf could lose as much as 71 percent of its value. If you like the way the Leaf drives and how efficient it is, just hang on to it and let it take you where you need to go.
2. BMW 7 Series
As BMW has dominated this list, the large and luxurious 7 Series makes an appearance. One of the best cars to drive is one of the worst depreciating cars in the market. Drive the 7 Series and you’re going to lose 71.3 percent of the value of this car in the first five years.
1. Maserati Quattroporte
Not too surprising, this attractive and powerful sedan is a lot of fun to drive, but it’s not a highly desired car in the market. Because of this, you’ll lose as much as 72.2 percent of the value of the Maserati Quattroporte if you take one home. Just keep driving it and have some fun.