CR?s 10 Best and Worst Cars for Depreciation.
Which cars hold their value the best? According to Consumer Reports' depreciation ratings, several affordably priced models-such as the Toyota Prius hybrid, Mini Cooper, and youth-oriented Scion models-hold their value better than higher-priced sports and luxury models. And while all of the top 10 models have either Japanese or European nameplates, nine of the bottom 10 are domestic models. Contributing to their high depreciation is the fact that many are older models, commonly used by fleets and rental companies, and often heavily discounted.