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Ranking the Best Cars by Value Rating

The CarEdge Value Rating is determined by using a proprietary algorithm that compares the average purchase price of a new model to its future resale value and ongoing maintenance, repair, and insurance costs. The CarEdge Value Rating provides vehicle shoppers with an unbiased and candid financial assessment of whether a new vehicle model is likely to be a good or bad investment, relative to over 200 other models.

While the CarEdge Value Rating does not measure the qualitative aspects of models, such as ride comfort, styling and handling, a model's resale value will reflect its overall attractiveness in the used vehicle market, which takes into consideration all of these qualities. Importantly, the CarEdge Value Rating does not grade specific trim levels or specific used vehicles, but instead, assesses the model as a whole, and should be used as a guide in which to conduct further research.

New automobiles are rarely money-making investments, but smart vehicle shoppers can minimize their vehicle costs by choosing cars and trucks that better hold their value and are less costly to maintain. Visit our Research pages to learn more about the resale value and costs of the models that interest you.

Cars with the Best Value Ratings

The Best Cars by Value Rating

Rank Model Value Rating
1 Chevrolet Corvette A+
2 Toyota 4Runner A+
3 GMC Sierra 1500 A+
4 Mazda MX-5 Miata A+
5 Toyota Prius A+
6 KIA Stinger A+
7 GMC Canyon A+
8 Volkswagen Arteon A+
9 Honda CR-V A+
10 Honda Civic A+
11 Toyota Highlander A+
12 Chevrolet Camaro A+
13 Ford F-250 Super Duty A+
14 Nissan GT-R A+
15 Toyota Highlander Hybrid A+
16 Ford F-150 A
17 Toyota RAV4 A
18 Honda Accord A
19 Ford F-350 Super Duty A
20 Jeep Wrangler A
21 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 A
22 Subaru Ascent A
23 Toyota Venza A
24 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD A
25 Toyota Tundra A
26 Ford Mustang A
27 Toyota Avalon Hybrid A
28 Chevrolet Colorado A
29 Toyota Corolla A
30 Toyota Camry A
31 KIA K5 A
32 Jeep Gladiator A
33 Nissan 370Z A
34 Toyota Sienna A
35 Subaru Impreza A
36 Subaru Crosstrek A
37 Toyota Supra A
38 Volkswagen Jetta A
39 Toyota Sequoia A
40 Nissan Titan A-
41 Nissan Titan XD A-
42 Honda Passport A-
43 Subaru Forester A-
44 Subaru Outback A-
45 KIA Rio A-
46 Toyota Camry Hybrid A-
47 Toyota C-HR A-
48 KIA Optima A-
49 Ford Ranger A-
50 Subaru Legacy A-
51 Volkswagen Atlas A-
52 Honda Odyssey A-
53 Dodge Durango A-
54 KIA Forte A-
55 Volkswagen Golf GTI A-
56 Honda Pilot A-
57 KIA Soul A-
58 MINI Countryman A-
59 Dodge Challenger A-
60 Toyota Avalon B+
61 Mazda CX-5 B+
62 Hyundai Elantra B+
63 Subaru BRZ B+
64 Mazda 3 B+
65 RAM 2500 B+
66 Volkswagen Tiguan B+
67 GMC Savana Cargo B+
68 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD B+
69 FIAT 500L B+
70 Nissan Frontier B+
71 RAM 3500 B+
72 Nissan Sentra B+
73 Nissan Versa B+
74 Honda HR-V B+
75 Hyundai Tucson B+
76 Hyundai Accent B+
77 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 B+
78 GMC Sierra 3500HD B+
79 Nissan Rogue B
80 MINI Clubman B
81 Hyundai Veloster B
82 Mitsubishi Mirage B
83 Toyota Tacoma B
84 GMC Sierra 2500HD B
85 GMC Yukon B
86 Chevrolet Tahoe B
87 Honda Ridgeline B
88 RAM 1500 B
89 KIA Sportage B
90 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport B
91 Dodge Charger B
92 Mazda CX-30 B
93 KIA Rio 5 B-
94 Nissan Murano B-
95 Chevrolet Malibu B-
96 Chevrolet Spark B-
97 Ford Edge B-
98 Nissan Pathfinder B-
99 Mazda CX-9 B-
100 Hyundai Palisade B-
101 Jeep Compass C+
102 Hyundai Sonata C+
103 Chevrolet Suburban C+
104 GMC Terrain C+
105 GMC Acadia C+
106 Jeep Renegade C
107 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross C
108 Ford Expedition C
109 KIA Telluride C
110 Mitsubishi Outlander C
111 GMC Yukon XL C
112 Hyundai Kona C
113 Nissan Rogue Sport C
114 Chevrolet Blazer C
115 Ford Escape C
116 Ford Explorer C
117 Chevrolet Equinox C
118 Chrysler Pacifica C
119 Chevrolet Trax C-
120 Jeep Cherokee C-
121 Hyundai Venue C-
122 Nissan Kicks C-
123 Chevrolet Traverse C-
124 Chrysler Voyager C-
125 Jeep Grand Cherokee C-
126 Nissan Altima C-
127 Buick Encore C-
128 Chrysler 300 C-
129 Nissan Armada C-
130 Buick Envision C-
131 Buick Enclave D+
132 Ford Ecosport D+
133 Nissan Maxima D+
134 KIA Sorento D+
135 Hyundai Santa Fe D
136 Honda Insight D-
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