The 2022 “winners” in this case are the losers. That is, they lose because their resale value takes a nosedive. So the losers become the owners. These are not inexpensive vehicles to buy new, so one would expect their owners would be a bit more hip to what their expensive purchases would be worth come trade-in time. Nonetheless, all of these cars fall in value by over 50 percent in five years.
Whether it is due to the economy, environment, or a shift in cultural awareness, mid-size and smaller cars depreciate less. To be honest, daily drivers aren’t supposed to be investments. But looking at the worst of the worst depreciator, the BMW 7 Series, dropping $12,000 a year is not a reason for new owners to have pride in their purchase.
2022 BMW 7 Series
We’re a bit surprised the 7 Series tanks so low down in five years. According to iSeeCars, it is projected to drop by 56.9 percent in that time. As the last of the tolerably good-looking BMW flagship sedans, we don’t even want to know the projections for the abysmal 2023 7 Series.
2022 Maserati Ghibli
Only a fraction behind in depreciation at 56.3 percent, some consumer sites project almost a 70 percent nosedive over five years. And consider that the base price for a Maserati is a bit over $76,000. However, most sell for close to $100,000. That puts a $100,000 purchase in 2022 worth $30,000 in 2027.
2022 Jaguar XF
Most of Jaguar’s XF sedans sell for around $75,000. That’s not a bad price for a new Jag until you look at how much it depreciates. We’ve seen 10-year-old XFs selling for $10,000 all day long. And these aren’t high-mileage junkers. iSeeCars estimates it will drop 54 percent in value over five years.
2022 Infinity QX80
Japanese cars like Infinity have a pretty good record for reliability, as well as retaining value. But the Infinity brand has always struggled against competitor Lexus in the Japanese luxury market. And in this case, the depreciation stings, with a projected 52.6 percent drop.
2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV
The Escalade ESV can easily skip past $100,000 once a few options are added. With its size, mileage, and heft, along with its cousin the Chevy Suburban, its resale value is not one of their strong points. We’ve seen three-year-old Escalades selling for under $50,000. So its projected 52.3 percent drop is none too surprising.
2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The flagship sedan from Mercedes comes crammed with features and luxury appointments to impress. But as a used car, it looks like not too many are taken with them. As a result, the five-year estimated drop is almost 52 percent.
2022 Lincoln Navigator
The Navigator is Lincoln’s Escalade SUV. So what’s bad for the Slade is bad for the Nav. In fact, with less prestige recognition, we’re surprised that Navigator does better in the value category. But only to a point. It is estimated to drop the same as a Mercedes S-Class at 51.9 percent.
2022 Audi A6
We’re also surprised that the Audi A6 does worse than the A7 sedans. But these midsize sedans have a lousy depreciation factor of 51.5 percent over five years.