In the July issue of Car and Driver magazine, data our analysts supplied was crunched to illustrate an infographic which highlights the best used vehicle values and worst depreciating heachaches.

On average, the entire vehicle market sees a 53% retained value after three years. That roughly means a new $30,000 vehicle will be worth $15,900 after three years of ownership. Ouch. 

Keep in mind, the scenario above just references "industry averages," which means some vehicles hold much more value (Toyota FJ Cruiser holds 98%); and unfortunately, some retain much less (Smart ForTwo holds 31%). Check out the infographic below to get an idea of "10 Best" performing and "10 Worst" performing vehicles according to Car and Driver.

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