The Toyota Highlander is one of the top 10 SUVs that have the best resale value in 2016

Top 10 Best SUVs With The Best Resale Values for 2016

Not all sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are created equal. Some hold their value much better than others. So why do some SUVs hold their value better than others?

There are several reasons some SUVs fight off the first few years of depreciation. Factors such as reliability, dependability and craftsmanship has just as much to do with value retention as popularity (supply and demand).

If there’s a lack of a certain SUV in the used market place, it normally means the current owner is happy with the vehicle and will be keeping it for as long as they possibly can. The lower price of gas-per-gallon has also made many sport utility models popular. This makes finding used sport utility vehicles harder to find in the market.

Autobytel recently published their top picks for the top 10 SUVs that hold their value. The SUVs they picked have maintained a good reliability rating and excellent reputation over the past few years. If you’re in the market for a sport utility vehicle, make sure you check out the list below.

Number one on the list is the Acura MDX. Acura driver’s are known to be some of the most loyal buyers in the bunch. Another reason the MDX is in the number one spot, is how it does not spend much time in the service department during the time of ownership. If you’re in the market for a luxury sport utility vehicle in 2016, add the Acura MDX to your test drive list.

Check out the top 10 SUVs with the best resale value for 2016 below.

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Top 10 SUVs That Have the Best Resale Value in 2016

#CategoryMake and ModelHorsepowerMiles Per Gallon
1Luxury VehicleAcura MDX290 hpUp to 20 city / 27 highway
2Compact Sport Utility VehicleLexus NX194 to 235?hpUp to 35 city / 31 highway
3Compact Sport Utility VehicleHonda CR-V185 hpUp to 26 city / 33 highway
4Sport Utility VehicleToyota Highlander185 to 270 hpUp to 20 city / 25 highway
5Mid-sized Luxury CarMercedes-Benz G-Class416?hp13 city / 15 highway
6Sport Utility VehicleJeep Wrangler285 hpUp to 17 city / 21 highway
7Sport Utility VehicleToyota 4Runner270 hpUp to 17 city / 22 highway
8Sport Utility VehicleChevrolet Tahoe / GMC Yukon$72,970-$94,950Up to 16 city / 23 highway
9Luxury VehiclePorsche Macan340 to 400?hp17 city / 23 highway
10Luxury VehicleLexus LX383 hp13 city / 18 highway

Source: AutoBytel