5 Cars With the Best Resale Value
5. TIE: Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota 4Runner
MSRP: $78,255 and $31,340
Resale value retained after five years: 49%
The cars with the highest resale value are almost exclusively SUVs. The Land Cruiser and 4Runner are great examples of why. The 4Runner is the mix of the big school and soccer shuttle families want and the bike and kayak hauler weekend warriors crave. Meanwhile, the Land Cruiser is the most expensive Toyota available and the last in a dying breed of big, affluence flaunting gas guzzlers. You'd think the 4Runner and Land Cruiser and their average combined mileage of 20 and 15 miles per gallon, respectively, would be in less demand after gas prices flirted with $4 a gallon earlier this year. It turns out that used car buyers are OK paying more at the pump if it means getting these apartments on wheels at half price.
4. Honda CR-V
Resale value retained after five years: 50.7%
Honda's small family crossover of choice makes moms and dads swoon with its redesigned exterior, spacious interior with 70 cubic feet of cargo room with the seats down and tech toys such as its informational display, navigation and rear camera. The combined 26 miles per gallon certainly don't hurt.