Top 20 vehicles that depreciate the slowest

Used car pricing expert CAP has examined its data to find the vehicle that devalues at a slower rate than any other over three years and 48,280 km.

1. Audi Q5

By retaining an impressive 72.5 per cent of its value over three years and 48,280 km, the diesel-powered Audi Q5 SUV takes the title of the slowest depreciating car, which also bodes well for newer rivals such as the BMW X3 and Range Rover Evoque.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 72.5 per cent

Audi Q5

2. Morgan Roadster V6

With two of the top four slowest depreciating cars on sale, Morgan proves the value of balancing supply and demand. With a 3.0-litre V6 engine, the Roadster combines classic looks with modern performance.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 69.6 per cent

3. Lotus 2-Eleven

The Lotus 2-Eleven, a trackday car based on the Exige S and powered by a supercharged 1.8-litre petrol engine.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 68.8 per cent

4. Morgan Plus 4

In 2011 Morgan celebrated 20 years of production of the Plus 4, an open-top two-seater with a 2.0-litre engine.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 68.7 per cent

5. Skoda Yeti

Proof that you don't need to build a supercar to enjoy excellent residual values comes from Skoda, whose Yeti crossover is the fifth slowest depreciating car on sale, according to CAP.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 65.4 per cent

6. Ferrari California

With its folding hard-top and V8 engine the Ferrari California is a thoroughbred supercar, not to mention the most expensive model to make the top 10.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 63.7 per cent

7. Lotus Exige

The fixed-roof version of the Elise retains 62.3 per cent of its value over three years and 48,280 km, making it both a fun and financially sensible investment.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 62.3 per cent

8. Caterham Seven

The ever-popular Caterham Seven is one of a handful of Britsh sports car to secure a spot in the top 10.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 61.1 per cent

9. Abarth 500

The hot hatch version of Fiat's 500 retains its value better than any other supermini, according to CAP.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 60 per cent

10. Porsche 911 (997)

The 997-generation of Porsche's rear-engined sports car makes it into the top 10 list of the slowest depreciating cars.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 58.5 per cent

11. Fiat 500C

The open-air version of Fiat's popular supermini finishes just outside the top 10, retaining 58.4 per cent of its value over three years and 48,280 km.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 58.4 per cent

12. Suzuki Jimny

While there are no models from Mercedes, BMW or Jaguar in the top 20, Suzuki does make a surprise appearance with its small off-roader, the Jimny.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 57.9 per cent

13. Volkswagen Scirocco

It might look like one of VW's sportier models, but it is diesel versions of the handsome Scirocco that best retain their value. In fact, as far as buying a new VW goes, this is the most sensible place to put your money, according to CAP.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 57.6 per cent

14. Audi A3

Another Audi with diesel power to make it into the top 20 is the A3 hatchback. Models from 2008 have retained 56.9 per cent of their value over three years and 48,280 km.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 56.9 per cent

15. Porsche Panamera

It's not the best looking car Porsche has ever built, but the Panamera is proving a popular model on both the new and used market.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 56.9 per cent

16. Audi R8

The coupé version of Audi's superb R8 holds on to 56.5 per cent of its value over three years and 30,000 miles, meaning that you can now pick up a used.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 56.5 per cent

17. Honda CR-V

Honda's CR-V SUV is highly regarded by owners thanks to its good ride quality and proven reliability, all of which means that there's plenty of demand when time comes to sell.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 56.4 per cent

18. Audi Q7 Estate

The second of five Audis to make it into the top 20 is the Q7 SUV. It might not be the German car makers pretiest model, but there's clearly plenty of demand for diesel versions on the used market.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 56 per cent

19. Audi A6 Allroad diesel

With its rugged looks and off-road capability, the Allroad retains its value better than any other A6 model according to CAP.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 55.6 per cent

20. Toyota Urban Cruiser

The diesel version of Toyota's Urban Cruiser hatchback retains 55.5 per cent of its value over three years and 48,280 km, earning it the final place in the top 20.
Value retained after three years/48,280 km: 55.5 per cent



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