It’s not uncommon for car buyers to consider a purchase based on how valuable the vehicle will be in the future. Here’s a list of the top 10 cars that will retain the most of their original purchase value after five years, according to Kelly Blue Book.
Toyota’s youth oriented Scion brand makes their only appearance here on the resale list with the tC. With 180 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque, the tC is a peppy compact with a sporty look. Also, thanks to it’s huge list of customization options, there’s always the opportunity to personalize the tC in whatever way you want. This is only one of two cars that make the list so be prepared to see a lot of SUVs and trucks ahead. The Scion tC finds its value still at 60.0 percent after 36 months and 46.5 percent after 60 months.
9. 2013 Honda Civic
Even though the new Honda Civic isn’t available yet, it’s already highly rated to be one of the best cars in terms of resale. The Civic is a staple in the compact car segment, and is a symbol of cheap, reliable transportation, so it’s no surprise that it’s been awarded the number nine spot in our top 10. The new model sports a more refined interior, and a sharper exterior, making it more competitive compared to other vehicles in the segment. The Honda Civic enjoys 62.5 percent resale value after 36 months and 46.9 percent after 60 months.
8. 2013 Lexus LX
The luxurious Lexus LX is known for being a wonderfully equipped and comfortable version of the Toyota Land Cruiser. Unlike many other luxury brands, Lexus doesn’t suffer that much from resale value depreciation, which is why the LX sits at number eight on our top 10. The Lexus LX features a 5.7L V8 and full-time 4WD, just two important features that makes the big SUV enjoy 65.0 percent after 36 months and 47 percent after 60 months.