Top 10 Car Colours Ranked by Depreciation Rate

Published on April 30, 2021 in Top 10 by Guillaume Rivard

Photo: Photo: Gabriel Gélinas

A vehicle’s body colour can have a significant impact on how quickly it loses value. Are mainstream colours such as white, black and silver the safest picks?

In order to shed some light on the matter, automotive research firm compared the prices of more than six million new and used vehicles between 2017 and 2020.

“With resale value being the single biggest factor in how much a new vehicle costs over the course of ownership, consumers should carefully consider their colour choice,” says Karl Brauer, executive analyst at Many consumers pick mainstream colours not because they like them, but because they assume everyone else does. And yet, our analysis confirms that more obscure colours tend to hold their value better.”

Swipt through the gallery at the top of the page to see the top 10 colours that help a vehicle maintain its value…

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