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29
Jun
2018

18 Cars That Retain Their Value Unbelievably Well: The 2018 List



There's few things more depressing than buying a car and watching its value plummet by 20% in the first year. The good news? Not all cars depreciate at the same rate. Here's 18 cars  predicted by Edmunds to retain their value better than the competition. 

1.  2018 Honda Civic 


Source:  Car and Driver 

    

     Pros: 

  • Cabin looks and feels premium 
  • Plentiful cargo space
  • Spacious seats
  • Great fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride and agile handling


Cons: 

  • infotainment system is not very user friendly
  • Adaptive cruise control setting is slow to respond 
  • Collision Warning system is too sensitive 


2.  2018 Audi A3



Source: The World News 


    Pros: 

  • Great acceleration from Turbocharged engine 
  • Refined and stylish cabin 
  • Dynamic handling and smooth ride 
  • High-tech infotainment system and available virtual cockpit
  • Spacious front seats


Cons: 

  • Small back seat
  • Limited cargo space in all-wheel-drive, hybrid, and convertible models


New For 2018: 


  • Heated front seats and two USB ports now standard
  • Safety technology added to Premium Plus trim
  • New RS 3 high-performance model introduced


3. 2018 Honda Accord 


Source: Edmunds 


      Pros: 

  • fantastic gas mileage
  • new turbo charged 4 cylinder engine 
  • Spacious cabin and comfortable seats
  • Lots of standard driver assistance features
  • Engaging handling

Cons: 

  • Narrow trunk opening
  • Low seating makes entry and exit harder


New For 2018: 


  • Fully redesigned interior and exterior 


4. 2018 Lexus ES 350 



Source: Lexus 


    Pros: 

  • Very smooth ride (even on terrible roads) 
  • Strong v6 engine and smooth transmission 
  • Upscale interior 
  • advanced electronic safety features come standard 
  • Above-average predicted reliability score

Cons: 

  • Mediocre handling 
  • dashboard infotainment system is not very user friendly 


5. 2018 Dodge Charger 




Source: Car and Driver 


      Pros: 

  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Strong engine upgrade options ( 707 HP Hellcat) 
  • Dynamic handling 
  • Spacious seats
  • Extremely user-friendly infotainment system

Cons: 

  • lackluster gas mileage 
  • poor rear visibility 
  • low predicted reliability rating 
  • interior is comparably less premium than rival cars in the same class 


New For 2018: 


  • New Gt trim
  • New standard features 


6.  2018 Porsche Panamera 




Source: Motor 1 

      Pros: 

  • Powerful engines and good fuel economy
  • Agile handling and smooth ride
  • Stylish interior
  • Spacious seats

Cons: 

  • minimal cargo space 
  • Only two seats in back ( an additional middle third comes as an option) 

New For 2018: 


  • New Sport Turismo body style
  • New Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid


7.  2018 Subaru WRX 




Source: Subaru 

      Pros: 

  • Among best in class acceleration  ( both in STI and standard version) 
  • Athletic handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Roomy seats
  • premium safety equipment options 

Cons: 

  • Lackluster fuel economy
  • Outdated infotainment system
  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Below-average predicted reliability rating

New For 2018: 


  • Updated suspension and steering
  • Updated front seat design
  • More driver assistance features


8.  2018 Porsche 911 




Source: Car and Driver 

      Pros: 

  • Terrific handling
  • Extremely powerful engine 
  • Stylish interior 
  • lots of customization options 
  • Best in class transmission 

Cons: 

  • cramped rear seats
  • infotainment system is mediocre 
  • Road noise is quite loud 


9.  2018 Honda- CRV  



Source: Honda 

      Pros: 

  • Spacious interior & cargo area
  • Premium cabin 
  • Smooth ride
  • Turbocharged engine option
  • Good crash test scores

Cons: 

  • Few standard features
  • Navigation system is somewhat unreliable 


10.  2018 Porsche Macan 



Source: Car and Driver 

      Pros: 

  • Agressive acceleration
  • Agile handling 
  • Quiet and smooth ride 
  • Elegant interior
  • User-friendly infotainment system

Cons: 

  • mediocre fuel economy
  • Undersized cargo hold
  • More expensive than rival cars in class 


11.  2018 Toyota 4Runner 




Source: Car and Driver 

      Pros: 

  • Off-Road capability is among best in class
  • versatile and ample cargo area
  • many options for buyers of multiple price points 

Cons: 

  • poor fuel economy
  • choppy ride 
  • lacks many safety features that now come standard in modern cars 


12.  2018 Lexus GX 460




Source: Chicago Auto Show 

      Pros: 

  •  Fantastic off-road capability
  • Great towing capacity
  • User friendly interior controls 
  • High view out 

Cons: 

  • Poor fuel economy
  • choppy ride on bad roads  
  • weak acceleration 


13.  2018 Toyota Sequoia 




Source: Hubert Vester Toyota 

      Pros:  

  • Powerful Engine 
  • Roomy interior
  • Smooth ride 
  • Good off-road capability 
  • Flexible Seating ( can fit 8 passengers) 
  • Cargo area among largest in class 
  • Excellent predicted reliability rating

Cons: 

  • Poor fuel economy
  • outdated infotainment system
  • mediocre interior quality 


14.  2018 Cadillac Escalade 




Source: Cadillac 

      Pros:  

  • Premium cabin
  • Quiet Interior regardless of road conditions 
  • Strong V8 engine
  • Excellent towing capacity
  • Long-wheelbase ESV models have spacious third rows and cargo areas

Cons: 

  •  infotainment system is not very user friendly
  • mediocre handling 
  • Cramped third-row and cargo space in standard-wheelbase model
  • Poor predicted reliability
  • Uneven Cargo floor makes loading objects somewhat difficult 


New for 2018:

  • 10-speed automatic transmission replaces eight-speed


15.  2018 Toyota Tacoma 




Source: Best of Auto 

      Pros:  

  • Fantastic off-road capability 
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Higher payload than most competitors
  • Truck bed has movable tie-down cleats and a power outlet 

Cons: 

  • Subpar fuel economy 
  • towing capacity less than other trucks in same class
  • Driving position not ideal for taller drivers 


New for 2018:

  • Driver safety aids are now standard 


16.   2018 Toyota Tundra 




Source: Motor Trend 

      Pros:  

  • Spacious rear seats
  • Powerful V8 engine 
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • More standard safety features than rivals
  • Outstanding predicted reliability rating

Cons: 

  • Lower towing and hauling capacities than rival trucks
  • Lacks smartphone integration features 
  • Higher base price than rival trucks  


New for 2018:

  • Driver safety aids are now standard 



17.   2018 Toyota Sienna 


Source: Car and Driver 


      Pros:  

  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Best in class acceleration 
  • Spacious cabin with premium materials
  • Roomy cargo area
  • Only minivan to offer all-wheel drive
  • comfortable ride 

Cons: 

  • more expensive than rival cars
  • below average predicted reliability rating
  • second row seats are heavy and awkward to move 


New for 2018:

  • Driver safety aids are now standard in all trims 
  • Smartphone integration, navigation, and five USB ports now standard


18.   2018 Nissan NV Cargo 




Source: The Torque Report 

     

     Pros:  

  • Powerful V6 and V8 engine options 
  • Comfortable seats are ideal for long journeys 
  • Great hauling capability 
  • Good handling given large vehicle size  
  • Low step-in height simplifies loading

Cons: 

  • Lackluster interior 
  • No fuel efficient diesel engine available 


New for 2018:

  • Rear view camera, 5 inch color display, bluetooth and usb ports are now standard. 


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