Automotive data experts hpi have crunched the numbers to come up with the best picks when considering an executive car.
The Mercedes Benz S Class tops the table and retains over 50% of its value after three years and 30,000 miles. The Audi A6 comes a close second and retains 49.2% over the same period.
Commenting on the study, James Dower senior editor from hpi said: “Executive cars can provide a cost-effective way to inject some luxury into your motoring. Our data shows that everything from Mercedes S Class to a Hyundai Genesis can prove a savvy purchase. Often loaded with safety technology, most executive cars can prove a great second hand buy too.”
The Jaguar XF, Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz CLS, BMW 6 Series and Infiniti Q70 also make the list with industry-leading levels of low depreciation.
|Model||Price new||Average new
|£ decrease over three
years and 30k miles
|MERCEDES-BENZ S CLASS (2015–)||99,993||50.4||-49,593|
|AUDI A6 (2014–)||44,065||49.2||-22,353|
|JAGUAR XF (2015–)||37,520||48.4||-19,302|
|AUDI A6 ALLROAD (2014–)||50,698||46.8||-26,973|
|MERCEDES-BENZ CLS (2014–)||56,541||42.8||-32,280|
|BMW 6 SERIES (2012-2017)||65,138||41.6||-38,047|
|INFINITI Q70 (2015–)||40,404||40.2||-24,175|
|BMW 6 SERIES (2011–)||65,138||38.2||-40,288|
|HYUNDAI GENESIS (2014–)||49,530||34.4||-32,480|