In India, a car is not considered as an investment because of the low resale value that most of the Indian cars fetch. Majority of the car models lose their resale value within 3 years of purchase owing to the road conditions and geographical reasons. Since a used car in India goes through a lot of wear and tear in the first 3 years of purchase, it depreciates in its value very fast and stoops within a few years. Hence, while buying a car besides checking the car specifics, it is equally important for the buyers to consider the resale value of the desired model as well. For the ease of the buyers, the top 20 cars having the highest resale value in India after 3 years to 5 years of usage are listed out here:
Manufactured by the popular Japanese car manufacturing company in India, Toyota, this popular MPV grabs the first position in the list of the best resale value cars in India. Boasting of its extremely spacious interiors, comfortable seating, robust performance, and low cost of maintenance, this car gives its owner up to 90% of its ex-showroom value even after usage of 3 years.
Grabbing the second position in the list, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a highly desired car of the buyers even after 3 years of usage. Its huge seating capacity of 7 persons along with low-cost of ownership and high on-road performance are the vital factors that contribute to its high resale value in India. An old used model of Ertiga can bring up to 88% of its ex-showroom price.
A very compact SUV which is designed to offer fun-filled comfortable ride to the users, Ford EcoSport has a very attractive resale value as well. This small-sized SUV having a lots of high-tech features is able to give its owner up to 87% of its ex-showroom price when sold in the resale market. The factors responsible for its high market demand are its peppy look, brand reputation and great engine performance in both city and rural areas.
Toyota Fortuner is a robust SUV which has been in the list of the most favoured car models of the car lovers for its sturdy design, high off-road capacity and practical driving features. This car having the capacity of offering smooth yet fast ride through the rugged terrains even without high maintenance cost is capable of fetching a resale value of 85% of its total cost.
Maruti Suzuki Swift is the second car from the house of Maruti which boasts of the highest resale value in India. The high-end interiors, exteriors and huge seating capacity for 7 people makes this new-gen car a popular choice among the buyers. It can give up to 85% resale value after 3 years of use. The price of a used model of Suzuki Swift ranges between Rs.4.50 to Rs.5.50 lakh.
Being one of the mid-range sedan, Hyundai Verna is a spacious, sophisticated and easy-to-drive car. With a hefty mileage of 19.67 kmpl it glides smoothly on the Indian roads without any wear and tear. Plenty of high-tech features for both the drivers as well as the passengers available in this car makes this SUV an ideal car for the adventurous sport lovers. Being spacious it can easily accommodate 5 people. It offers a value retention of 80% after 3 years. It is able to pick a resale value of Rs.5.50 lakh to Rs.6.50 lakh even after 3 years of usage.
This advanced version of Swift coming with a seating capacity of 5 people, is favoured by the buyers because of its extra boost space and high mileage figure going up to 20 kmpl for the petrol version and 27 kmpl for the diesel version. A 3 years old model of Suzuki Swift Dzire can get 80% of the ex-showroom price of the vehicle. When put on resale it can pick a price of Rs.4.50 lakh to Rs.6 lakh.
Apart from being one of the highest-selling hatchbacks in India, Maruti Alto also brags of being one of the Indian cars having a really high resale value. Its low ownership cost, durable body, high-performance ability in the cities along with affordable price range makes it a hot favourite of the buyers. A Maruti Alto even after 3 years of continuous usage can pick up to 78% of its purchase value.
For people who love premium sedans which offer the finest level of style, comfort, and performance, Hyundai Elantra is, the foremost choice. Along with offering high comfort and luxury standard to the users, this car is capable of retaining up, to 78% of its value after 3 years. This popular-pick from the segment of premium sedans in India, gives out an average mileage of 18 kmpl to 20 kmpl of mileage.
Maruti Wagon R comes loaded with a plethora of advanced features along high-end performance ability and smooth driving dynamics. While it boasts of a high-mileage capacity of 20.8kmpl, it also has a seating capacity of 5 person along with other exquisite features. In short, this model is a perfect combination of comfort and durability and due to all these factors it is highly in demand. A 3 year, old Wagon R can fall within the resale price bracket of Rs.2 lakh to Rs.2.5 lakh. (78%).
Renault Duster which has always been a hot choice of the car enthusiasts has become a popular name among the car buyers because of its high resale value in Indian car market. This SUV which is well-known for its sporty looks, forceful performance and practical features can fetch up to 76% of its total value after 3 years of purchase.
Considered to be an authentic hatchback in nature, Hyundai i10 has become a winner in the eye of the car lovers right after its launch. It is mainly appreciated by the users for its extremely powerful engine which is capable of giving out a fuel-efficiency of 18 kmpl. The resale value of this popular hatchback with a seating capacity of 5 is 76% of the ex-showroom price and its price falls between the range of Rs.2 lakh to Rs.2.50 lakh.
Honda City is favoured for being a great family car with spacious cabins, low-maintenance cost and practical driving experience. Providing a mileage of 19.98 kmpl, Honda City has a great seating capacity of 7 people. It is equipped to run at a high power and torque along with a long list of high-tech features. It has up to 75% of value retention after 3 years of its purchase and the price ranges from Rs.5.50 lakh to Rs.7 lakh.
Hyundai i20 which has been spreading smiles among the users with a vigorous engine capacity and a stunning mileage of 18.60kmpl earns high scores in its resale value. Apart from offering comfortable accommodation to 5 members, it is packed with a plenty of safety and comfort features. Owing to these amazing features this car holds a stunning resale value of 73%. A used car model of Hyundai i20 can be sold at a price of around Rs.5 lakh.
A dynamic and a stylish looking car in nature, Maruti Suzuki Ritz runs on a power of 109ps at 6045 rpm and torque of 140 nm at 4500 rpm. It offers a whopping mileage of 17 kmpl with seating capacity for 5 people. Along with other interior and exterior dimensions, it is packed with plenty of comfort, safety and entertainment features. The hatchback is capable of fetching up to 72% of its total purchase value.
A top-selling car belonging to the sedan segment, Toyota Etios is highly admired by the car enthusiasts for it premium looks, hi-tech features, and robust engine performance. It boasts of the capacity of delivering robust on-road and off-road performance while enabling the users to enjoy a fuel-efficiency of 24 kmpl. A Toyota Etios model which is 3 years old can get the owner 72% of its ex-showroom price.
A power-packed car with a mileage capacity of 14.02 kmpl, offers huge seating capacity of 8 people. Coming with a number of hi-tech features, this car makes a choice for car owners who are looking for premium comfort and convenience. This power-packed car can grab a resale value of up to 72% due to all these desirable features.
Mahindra Scorpio, one of the most preferred SUVs by both the rural and urban buyers, is also in high demand among the buyers because of its extremely high resale value. Even after 3 years of usage, this car is able to pick up a value of up to 72% during its resale. The main factors that contribute to its high demand are the brand name, high fuel economy, low maintenance cost and sturdy performance in all types of terrains.
Hyundai Eon is a popular hatchback that has claimed its position in the list of the highest resale value cars in India due to its powerful engine, hefty mileage and spacious interior with seating capacity of 5. In spite of being a compact entry-level hatchback, this car can give its owner up to 68% value of its total ex-showroom price which is quite an attractive figure.
Mahindra XUV500 is one of the most desired cars of the driving enthusiasts because of its high-performance ability in both cities and semi-urban areas. It scores high in resale value over its competitors because of its extravagant look, performance, along with high-end comfort, convenience and safety. The resale price figure of this car falls within the range of Rs.8.50 to Rs.10 lakh.
This fuel-efficient hatchback is not only comfortable to ride in, but it is loaded with a lot of attractive and advanced features. It not only offers extreme comfort and luxury but gives out a mileage of 21.4kmpl. Having comfortable seating arrangement and plenty of safety features, Chevrolet Beat is just an ideal car for a family comprising of 5 members. Due to the high value for money proposition that it offers it is very popular among the car buyers and has a high resale value of around Rs.2.50 lakh.
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