Every year, KBB (Kelley Blue Book) ranks and awards vehicles based on their resale value. Resale value is projected over a 5-year term and is based on market data by automotive analysts from millions of transactions.
Resale value is an important factor to consider when purchasing a vehicle. Heavily depreciating vehicles can make it difficult to trade out of if the vehicle is financed. This can result in negative equity. Purchasing a vehicle with a good resale value should help avoid and/or counteract this.
Top 10 Trucks and SUV’s with the best resale value for 2019
2019 is the first year the top 10 resale value awards are ALL trucks or SUV’s. There are no cars in the top 10. Last year (2018), the 2018 Subaru WRX held 10th place as the only car on the list.
No.1 Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Tacoma consistently ranks as a vehicle with the best resale value. This mid-size truck also made the top of the best resale value list for 2018 and keeps its spot for 2019.
Subtle changes are made for the 2019 year model Tacoma. Toyota has improved the ride quality and reduced cabin noise for this off-road capable pickup.
No.2 Jeep Wrangler
Previously, the Jeep Wrangler was no.4 on the list and has now jumped up to a very respectable 2nd place. Outplacing 2 other Toyota’s along the way.
Jeep Wrangler’s are a completely new design for 2019. The new model Wrangler is called a JL and it comes with a whole lot of technology. Off-road enthusiasts can enjoy listening to Apple CarPlay or Android whilst navigating tough terrain. Wrangler’s are sought after vehicles in the Rocky Mountain West and this is probably why they keep their value so well.
No. 3 Toyota Tundra
Toyota always dominates the best resale value lists. This could be due to supply and demand as well as little to no discounts given on the trucks. In 3rd place for 2019 is the full-size Toyota Tundra.
2019 Model year Tundra’s come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) as standard. A new SX package is available and V8’s available in both Double Cab and CrewMax configurations. This half ton has a towing capacity of up to 10,200 lbs.
No. 4 GMC Sierra
Moving up one place this year on the list of vehicles with the best resale value is the 2019 GMC Sierra. An all-new design from General motors includes the Multi-Pro Tailgate with 6 different functions.
Other new features on the GMC Sierra include a color heads up display, carbon-fiber cargo box, a new 3.0L turbo-diesel option and it’s longer. Infotainment includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
No. 5 Toyota 4Runner
Slipping a couple of places but still solidly in the top 10, in 5th comes the Toyota 4Runner. A capable off-road SUV with fun features such as crawl control.
New for the 2019 4Runner includes some updates including Fox suspension for the TRD Pro model, JBL audio and a TRD roof rack. A Nightshade special edition is added giving the body-on-frame SUV added style.
No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado
Staying in 6th place is the Chevy Silverado. An all new design for 2019 and sister truck to the Sierra.
Lighter and longer, the 2019 Chevy Silverado gets a new 2.7-liter gasoline turbocharged engine option. Also new is the Duramax 3.0-liter diesel engine option. Available in eight trim levels, new for 2019 is the RST (street performance) and the LT Trail Boss (off-road).
No.7 Honda Ridgeline
Available in crew cab shortbox, the Honda Ridgeline is constructed on a unibody frame (Sport Utility Truck). Minor updates are made for 2019. This mid-sized truck is available in 2WD and AWD. Honda Ridgeline’s feature a unique in-bed trunk.
No. 8 Chevrolet Colorado
Another Mid-sized truck on the list of vehicles with the best resale value. The 2019 Chevy Colorado hold it’s spot at 8th place.
New for 2019 on the Colorado is an upgraded infotainment system and 3 new colors. LT, Z71 and ZR2 trim levels get six way power driver seat. Z71 and ZR2’s get a heated steering wheel as standard. Max trailering with the Duramax diesel option is 7,700 lbs.
No. 9 Ford F-150
Staying in the top 10 vehicles with the best resale value lost, coming in 9th is the Ford F-150.
A new 3.0-liter Powerstroke diesel engine is available on the 2019 model year F-150’s. Ultra-luxurious features such as multi-contour massage seats are available on higher-end trims. Upgrades to infotainment systems now include compatibility with WAZE and Amazon Alexa.
No. 10 Porsche Macan
Knocking the Subaru WRX out of the top 10 for 2019 is the Porsche Macan. A compact luxury SUV that seats 5 and is AWD.