Cars with the Best Resale Value

Giulia Nigrini
Giulia Nigrini
Vehicle Service Contract Specialist, Traveler, Car Enthusiast
March 16, 2022
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Are you looking for a new car but you’re not sure which one is the best for resale value? You have come to the right place. Finding a car that suits your needs but can also hold good value for later resale is important. You may not want to sell your car shortly after getting it, but you never know what the future might bring. Read on as we take a look at some of the cars with the best resale value.

Something to keep in mind is protecting your car in the event of a mechanical breakdown. The best way to stay ahead is with an extended car warranty. Here at Chaiz, we have excellent choices of coverage. All the quotes, information, and purchasing can be done online in your own time. We will talk more about that a little later in the article. For now, let’s jump in the best resale value cars in the USA.

Cars to Consider Buying


Subaru is well-known for its reliability and loyal customers. Their cars have been in some of the most iconic rally races which has earned them the reputation of having a killer suspension system. Many people enjoy their SUV range which offers great comfort and can be used on and off road with ease. These are our top Subaru picks for cars with the best resale value:

The Subaru Forester is a favorite among weekend adventures. They come out with all-wheel-drive as a standard and fairly compete in price with other compact crossovers. The Forester is also top in safety scores and offers fantastic cabin space. This car works well for families, couples, and all outdoor enthusiasts living in or out of the city. The interior is very comfortable and offers a decent ride experience to the driver and passengers. The resale potential of Forester is considered to be very strong at 47%. Definitely worth the consideration.

The Subaru Crosstrek is one the lesser known models globally but a popular one in the USA. The vehicle is a subcompact crossover/SUV class vehicle that is most often used by people living in or close to the city. Providing great comfort on the road and durability with the odd occasion on the off road trek. The Crosstrek comes out with all-wheel-drive as a standard and has the option of a hybrid version. This means that with this car you qualify for certain federal incentives. The resale value on the higher end at 52%.


Toyota has a reputation for being reliable cars, especially the epic trucks and other utility vehicles they offer. Their testament in longevity is seen by the popularity of these cars in countries with poor road systems and difficult terrain to traverse. Here are our top Toyota picks:

The Tundra has less of the market when it comes to pickups, but the customer base is loyal. This is driven by their reliable and durable engine. It is also a truck that is fairly easy to work so many mechanics will be able to work on it and get the parts needed. The Toyota Tundra has an incredible resale value of 70%. Making this a fantastic choice for anyone looking to get a pickup.

You get a 4Runner when handling off road is more important than on road. Living in rural areas or traveling to remote locations are examples of when this car is the right choice. The towing capacity is pretty decent at 5,000 lb. Though, you do need to level up to get all-wheel-drive which can be a stick in the mud. Nonetheless, the 4Runner sits at a high resale value, coming in at 58%.

If you had the experience of owning a Tacoma before then you will know about its rugged nature. The Toyota Tacoma is a midsize pickup truck that is the perfect base for working trucks, racing, and general offroad adventures. Parts are easy enough to come by and you will be able to find specialized parts for the specific need (do find out about your warranty coverage before making changes). The Tacoma comes in at 61% resale value, nice and high on the list.


The Honda Motor Company, or Honda for short, “is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment, headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.” Honda cars are great for being on the road, such as long distance road trips. They are comfortable and easy enough to repair so you should be able to find help if something goes wrong during your road trip. Our top choices for Honda are:

The Honda Civic has been a favorite in the US since 1973 and is particularly popular with first time buyers. It was Honda’s first real car to hit the market. The American people were taken. The Civic was able to comply with emissions regulations in the 70s when American motor companies were struggling to comply. It was also greatly affordable and would run on regular fuel. This made it ideal and it has maintained its status ever since. The resale value on the Honda Civic sits at about 49%, making it a fantastic car to own.

Most people know about the Honda Accord. The midsize sedan offers a decent drive and is easy enough to take on a road trip or use as a daily driver. The Accord is fairly spacious on the inside which is good for people who enjoy going and weekend trips and families with busy schedules. These days you also have the option of a hybrid version to lessen fuel consumption and gain a little in federal incentives. The Honda Accord has a decent resale value of around 42%.


Everyone knows Ford cars. The Ford Motor Company kicked off manufacturing of cars versus the handmade cars from Europe. The infamous Model T made its first appearance as the working man’s car and was made in the numbers. This spawned the development of other cars that were for the average joe and not just a few select people. These are our top choices for Ford cars:

The various trucks in the Ford F-Series range have a long history. They have given a great deal of practicality to life and serve as a bit of a status symbol. The first of the trucks to hit the market was in 1948. It was only in 1977 though that the F-Series trucks became best sellers in America. That title has remained to this day. The resale value sits at a nice 57%, a great buy for so many reasons.

The Ranger name is a given to certain model lines under Ford. They have been doing so since 1982 for the select compact and midsize pickups. The different Ranger models were developed and manufactured in various countries and in the US you have a wider range of them available. They have continued to be a favorite among Ford truck fans and boast a resale value of 56%.


Chevrolet is one of the oldest motor companies in the USA. The company is affectionately known as Chevy for short though its full name is Chevrolet Division of General Motors. The Camaro is likely one of the most famous of their cars currently but they have produced some interesting sporty cars that offer the everyday man a little extra in their lives that is fairly affordable. So it may surprise you to find out that our Chevy choice is only one car and not a truck or Camaro.

Our top Chevrolet suggestion is the Corvette. It is a dynamic sports car which is really for someone who enjoys the odd weekend at the track and not planning on growing the family any time soon. Well, it is a car that has practical function but it is truly for little fun. The newest model showcases a powerful V8 engine that is naturally aspirated. This makes it the best driving Corvette to date. If you are looking for a fun and exciting drive with great resale value then the Corvette may be for you at a reasonable resale value at 59%.

Increase Your Resale Value with an Extended Car Warranty from Chaiz

Keeping the car you are driving in good working condition is the best place to start when it comes to maintaining the car’s value. There are a number of ways you can protect your vehicle. You can do ongoing maintenance and keep to a regular wash schedule to limit corrosion and other wear and tear damage. One way to help add to that is having an extended car warranty in place at the time of sale.

An extended car warranty is a vehicle service contract, colloquially known as an extended car warranty. A vehicle service contract will give you peace of mind that you are covered in the event of a mechanical breakdown. No need to fork out hundreds, even thousands, of dollars for repair bills. Plus you have the advantage of adding to the resale value of your vehicle. Used cars with an extended car warranty in place have better resale value in comparison to counterparts with no warranty in place.

Vehicle service contracts are offered on 3 main tiers on the Chaiz platform. The lowest tier is the powertrain then you have the powertrain plus and the highest tier is the most comprehensive or bumper-to-bumper plan. The powertrain plan offers the longest terms at a low price but only covers limited parts that are critical to powering the car. Powertrain plus plans offer better coverage at a higher rate while the most comprehensive plan covers the majority of parts with the lowest terms. The most comprehensive plans are also known as bumper-to-bumper or exclusionary plans.

Chaiz’s services are offered completely online with no robocalls or unwanted calls. We have a call back service ready to use when and if you would like to to talk to a representative. You can view all you need to know through Chaiz and get quotes to compare within minutes. When you are ready you can finish the purchase online as well. Making it a hassle free experience.

The Perks of an Extended Car Warranty

A failure in your car can often happen when you are on the road, and sometimes even very far away from home. The perks of an extended warranty, or vehicle service contract, will ensure that you get what you need quickly. Here are a few perks you can look forward to after your purchase of an extended car warranty with Chaiz:

Chaiz is an online marketplace for third-party extended car warranty providers where information and rates are transparent. Offering you the chance to comfortably search for a warranty that is perfect for your model car and mileage usage.

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