Least depreciating cars for first-time drivers – Automotive Blog

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The best vehicles for novice drivers in terms of maintaining their value have been identified by recent research.

The 2017 Hyundai Kona, which retains 64% of its original purchase price after use, is the car with the highest value retention, according to Uswitch.com’s auto insurance specialists.

With 59% of its original worth still standing, the Ford Puma comes in second, while Skoda is the automaker with the highest percentage of original value preserved.

One of the biggest investments a new driver can make is purchasing a car. However, since new cars lose 15 to 35% of their value in the first few years of ownership, new drivers should carefully assess how much of the purchase price they anticipate recovering when they sell their vehicle.

Uswitch.com determined which automobile maintained the most of its original value by comparing the costs of the most popular cars for first-time purchasers when purchased new against the average price when they had driven 40,000 to 60,000 miles.

Best cars for retaining value for first-time drivers

Rank Make Model Year New price (£) Average used price £ (40k-60k miles) Retained price percentage
1. Hyundai Kona 2017 £22,766 £14,537 64%
2. Ford Puma 2019 £24,660 £14,659 59%
3. Citroen C3 2017 £12,995 £7,702 59%
4. Skoda Octavia 2019 £22,795 £13,231 58%
5. Toyota Corolla 2019 £29,289 £15,994 55%
6 Skoda Citigo 2019 £11,910 £6,024 51%
7. VW Golf 2019 £24,835 £12,122 49%
8. Kia Cee’d 2019 £21,605 £9,933 46%
9. SEAT Ibiza 2017 £17,710 £7,929 45%
10. Skoda Fabia 2014 £17,135 £7,224 42%

Source: Uswitch.com

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