The advantage of buying a used car is that you let the first owner take the hit in depreciated value that happens as soon as you drive a new vehicle away from the showroom. However, this isn't always true. For a few models, opting for a lightly used car actually doesn't make good financial sense. A new study from ISeeCars does the math and finds the vehicles with the lowest depreciation after a year on the road.
On average, a one-year-old vehicle loses 20.1 percent of its value after a year of driving. The ones on this list easily beat that figure, according to ISeeCars analysis of over 6 million new and used car sales from August 2019 to January 2020.
These are the models you might want to think twice about when considering to purchase a new one or the previous model year.