10. Subaru Impreza: 14.7 Percent
Subarus are already known for holding value well, and the list kicks off with the much-loved Impreza. Even though it’s at the bottom of this comparison, the Subie still bucks the trend by over half at 14.7 percent. That translates to a new-versus-used price difference of $3,035 on average.
9. Porsche Macan: 14.5 Percent
The Porsche Macan has a considerably higher sticker price than everything else on this list, which is why the actual cash difference going new is $8,302. Still, that equates to a 14.5 percent difference versus a used Macan, and you get the piece-of-mind in knowing the Porsche wasn’t beaten for that first year of ownership.
8. Mazda CX-5: 13.4 Percent
Three vehicles in and we’re already on our second SUV. The handsome and capable CX-5 is only 13.4 percent more expensive brand new than a year-old version, which equals a price difference $3,457 on average.
7. Honda Pilot: 12.8 Percent
The Pilot is certainly a popular SUV, backed by a good reputation that spans 16 years. It shouldn’t be any surprise to see it on this list with a 12.8 percent difference from used to new. That equals approximately $4,518.
6. Honda Civic: 12.3 Percent
The second Honda on this list is the well-established Civic at just 12.3 percent. At delivery, a new Civic is typically just $2,505 more expensive than a used model, and that difference can sometimes be made up through manufacturer-backed vehicle incentives.
5. Toyota Tacoma: 12.3 Percent
There’s only one pickup truck on this list, and it’s not from Ford, Chevrolet, or Ram. The Tacoma received a major makeover in 2015 and it’s crazy popular, matching the Honda Civic with a 12.3 percent difference between new and used models. With the Taco’s higher sticker price that equals approximately $3,891. Still, it’s a minor difference compared to one-year depreciation hits experienced by trucks from Detroit automakers.
4. Honda CR-V: 12.2 Percent
Another Honda SUV makes the grade, with a new CR-V costing just $3,230 more than a comparable used model. It edges out the Tacoma and Civic at 12.2 percent, and it shares the spot with another Japanese SUV.
3. Subaru Crosstrek: 12.2 Percent
Technically, the Crosstrek is considered more of a crossover than the SUV stance of Honda's CR-V, but its all-wheel-drive system makes it plenty capable off-road. It also makes sense to buy the Subie brand new, because at 12.2 percent a used Crosstrek only saves you $2,978.
2. BMW X1: 11.7 Percent
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, SUVs dominate this list. The BMW X1 makes a surprise appearance near the top, however, with the compact people mover clocking just an 11.7 percent difference in the used market. For the pricey Bimmer, that means a real-world cost of $4,194 to go new instead of used.
1. Honda HR-V: 10.5 Percent
Not only is this the fourth Honda on the list, the compact Honda HR-V also boasts the best new-versus-used percentage and the smallest price difference. There’s only a 10.5 percent variation when going with a new HR-V, and that equates to just $2,260.
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