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Car shopping is still crazy. New inventory is recovering but still not meeting demand, and used car prices are all over the map. Some models seem less popular than others, and their prices reflect that, but some used cars have actually increased in value over the years, which is a nearly unheard-of turn of events. iSeeCars, an analytics and car shopping firm, runs several research studies throughout the year to judge car prices and trends, and its latest depreciation study holds a few surprises.
The vehicles with the lowest depreciation — or best resale value — over five years:
Jeep Wrangler: -7.3%
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: -8.7%
Porsche 911: -14.6%
Toyota Tacoma: -14.9%
Honda Civic: -16.3%
Subaru BRZ: -18.2%
Ford Mustang: -19.4%
Toyota Corolla: -19.8%
Nissan Versa: -19.9%
Chevrolet Camaro: -20.2%
Most models on the slowest depreciation list will come as no surprise to anyone with even a passing interest in cars and shopping. Popular vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler, Porsche 911, Toyota Tacoma, and Honda Civic comprise the list of slowest depreciating vehicles over five years, while a who’s-who of luxury brands brings up the rear. The Jeep Wrangler depreciated slowest, losing just 7.3 percent of its value over five years, when the overall market shows a 33 percent average depreciation over the same period.
How to Buy a New Car in Today’s Challenging Market
The new-car shortage may slow this year, but prices remain high and availability limitedBy Benjamin PrestonEver so slowly, new-car dealers are starting to show a few more vehicles on their lots. And because of a variety of factors—inflation, high fuel prices, a year’s worth of new-car scarcity—demand for cars has begun to cool off a bit. But new-car availability is still near record lows, and those who find themselves in the position of having to buy a new car are often paying thousands over the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Consumer Reports is no stranger to this phenomenon.
Amazingly, when you look at just the first three years after new cars leave dealer lots, you discover that some vehicles actually appreciated:
Porsche 911: +5.7% increase
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: +2.5% increase
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: +2.0% increase
Porsche 718 Cayman: +1.8% increase
Jeep Wrangler: +0.3% increase
The Porsche 911, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Porsche 718 Cayman, and Jeep Wrangler grew in value over their new MSRPs by as much as 5.7 percent — which represents $11,373 over the original MSRP in the case of the 911. iSeeCars found that midsize trucks, sports cars, and fuel-efficient vehicles held their values best. "The market is pricing late-model used cars as though they were new. If shoppers can’t buy a new car, the next closest thing is a used car with low miles, thus the appreciation in value for these cars," according to Karl Brauer, executive analyst for iSeeCars.
Overall depreciation is slowing across different time periods. iSeeCars analyzed three-year depreciation and found that it declines an average of 16.9 percent, which is much slower than the same average last year, which measured 23.8 percent. Demand for new vehicles is strong and supplies are still tight, leading to a rise in prices and a slowing of depreciation. The firm wisely advises buyers to think about depreciation when buying a new car, as it impacts resale value, and can cost thousands in just a few years.
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Redesigned 2023 Toyota Prius and Prius Prime Boast Improved Fuel Economy and Acceleration .
The sleeker design wraps around a more conventional dash and allows for more cargo space2023 Toyota PriusBy Keith BarryWhen you hear the word “hybrid,” chances are the Toyota Prius comes to mind. But even though hybrids have been growing in popularity, Prius sales have slumped as buyers flock to pure EVs like the Tesla Model 3 and hybrid SUVs instead. It’s a shame because we’ve always thought the Prius is one of the best options out there for car buyers who prioritize practical, economical, and reliable transportation.