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Best 2022 trucks, SUVs for resale value according to KBB

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As everything has gotten more expensive these days, seemingly overnight, having a new vehicle hold its value is more important than ever. Here are the best 2022 trucks resale value and SUVs according to Kelley Blue Book with some surprise winners.

The annual survey looks at the best vehicles and brands that hold their value according to the Kelley Blue Book Official Residual Value Guide and differs slightly from other studies like this one for 2021 models.

Awards are given to vehicles earning the highest 5-year residual value in their category from KBB. They say low-volume vehicles are excluded from the awards except for electric, luxury and sports car categories.

KBB also states these vehicles “retain their value better than 95% of all other models. While the average new vehicle will be worth about 40% of its original sticker price after 60 months, these 10 vehicles will return an average of more than 59% to their owners’ pockets.”

This translates into some big savings for owners. For example, a $45,000 vehicle would be worth $18,000 on average. However, if you buy one of the top vehicles with 59% residual value, then you would have $26,550 or $8,500 more after five years.

2022 trucks with the best resale value

KBB’s list includes one truck from each category: compact, mid-size, full-size and heavy-duty trucks. While some of these trucks are new to the market, KBB is looking at past residual information to determine their future value. This is a common trend in the industry when trying to determine lease residual values and for financing new vehicles.

Here are the winners:

Toyota Tundra
Resale value: 70.8%
Starting price: $35,950

GMC Sierra HD
Resale value: 63.0%
Starting price: $38,200

Toyota Tacoma
Resale value: 61.7%
Starting price: $26,700

Ford Maverick
Resale value: 59.5%
Starting price: $19,995

Ford F-Series
Resale value: 57.3%
Starting price: $38,545

Ford Ranger
Resale value: 56.7%
Starting price: $27,900

Jeep Gladiator
Resale value: 56.1%
Starting price: $36,085

2022 SUVs with the best resale value

The list for SUVs is considerably longer, so let’s get right to it:

2022 Toyota 4Runner
Resale Value: 58.6%
Type: Off-Road SUV
Starting Price: $37,605

2022 Subaru Crosstrek
Resale Value: 52.3%
Type: Subcompact SUV
Starting Price: $22,645

2022 Kia Telluride
Resale Value: 51.9%
Type: 3-Row Midsize SUV
Starting Price: $33,090

2022 Subaru Forester
Resale Value: 47.2%
Type: Compact SUV
Starting Price: $25,395

2022 GMC Yukon
Resale Value: 47.2%
Type: Full-Size SUV
Starting Price: $52,100

2022 Subaru Outback
Resale Value: 45.2%
Type: 2-Row Midsize SUV
Starting Price: $27,145

2022 Lexus LX
Resale Value: 45.2%
Type: Full-Size Luxury SUV
Starting Price: $88,245

2022 Lincoln Aviator
Resale Value: 41.5%
Type: 3-Row Midsize Luxury SUV
Starting Price: $51,780

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB
Resale Value: 41.1%
Type: Compact Luxury SUV
Starting Price: $38,600

2022 Volvo XC40
Resale Value: 39.0%
Type: Subcompact Luxury SUV
Starting Price: $35,100

2022 Range Rover Velar
Resale Value: 36.0%
Type: 2-Row Midsize Luxury SUV
Starting Price: $58,300

2022 EV, hybrid SUVs best resale value

Finishing off the list of vehicles we cover are the EVs and hybrid SUVs.

2022 Tesla Model X
Resale Value: 57.6%
Type: Electric Luxury Vehicle
Starting Price: $104,990

2022 Toyota Sienna
Resale Value: 50.3%
Type: Minivan
Starting Price: $34,710

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Resale Value: 50.1%
Type: Hybrid Car
Starting Price: $29,075

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Resale Value: 37.9%
Type: Electric Vehicle
Starting Price: $43,895

Best 2022 brands for resale value

If you are paying attention to this list, you’ll see a common theme: Toyota. It’s no surprise, then, that Toyota and Lexus received best brand and luxury brand, respectively. Toyota takes the title for the fifth time in 6 years with five category wins. Lexus is also a repeat winner, earning this award for the seventh time.

The bottom line on 2022 trucks’ resale value

Resale value often play a large role in vehicle buying, and lists like this one help create informed consumers when they go to the dealer.

These values are often also tied to reliability since a well-performing vehicle without issues or recalls is often sought out, which makes the resale value go much higher. It is no surprise then, Toyota, one of the most reliable brands on the automotive market, ranks high on these kinds of lists.

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Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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  1. Jamal March 9, 2022

    Thanks for this.

    What’s the best truck in terms of isolation + comfort + ride quality/soaking up bumps for eating up highway miles on road trips? Let’s assume price isn’t an option. What’s the best to get?

    I saw in your towing comparison video that the GMC had uncomfortable seats. Does that look like it’s changing for the denali ultimate releasing this spring? Do we just have to wait to judge the denali ultimate?

    Is the RAM Limited still the best bet because of the air suspension? Wish I could get the longhorn interior in the limited

    The reviews of the Tundra capstone already show it having a noisier cabin on the highway (59 db) than a platinum f150 at 51 db (not even the limited).

    I know I won’t get S-class or Range Rover levels of quiet and isolation but I’d like to get as close to it as possible since every year the top trim trucks continue to improve.

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    1. Tim Esterdahl March 17, 2022

      Definitely a higher trim truck. The new Tundra capstone would be an option with its acoustic glass and coil suspension as well as any top trim truck from Ford, Ram and GM which also offer the more sound deadening glass. I’m not hearing any seat comfort improvement for GM trucks, however, seat comfort is a to each their own kind of thing.

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