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Depreciation is one of a car buyer’s largest long-term expenses, and savvy shoppers look for models that hold onto their value steadfastly to bring in more money at trade-in time. Resale value is especially important to those leasing a car, as monthly payments are largely based on what a vehicle will be worth two or three years down the road.

On the other hand, recent model cars that have already lost a huge chunk of their original values are typically among the best deals in used cars.

Either way you choose to look at it, here’s the list of what a study conducted by the website Carlypso.com determined will be the biggest vehicular value losers for 2016, noting their expected first-year rates of depreciation:

  1. Nissan Leaf, -48% percent
  2. Dodge Charger, -45 percent
  3. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, -41 percent
  4. Chevrolet Camaro, -39 percent
  5. Kia Cadenza, -38 percent
  6. Volkswagen Beetle, -37 percent
  7. Chevrolet Express, -37 percent
  8. Mitsubishi Lancer, -35 percent
  9. Kia Optima, -35 percent
  10. Cadillac CTS, -34 percent

– Jim Gorzelany
© CTW Features

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