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Study: GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado Maintain High Resale Value

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GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado low depreciation

5-year-old GMC Sierra 1500 models still retain much of their value

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500 retain much of their value after five years of ownership. That’s according to a new study by, which ranks the Sierra and the Silverado among the top 10 vehicles with the lowest depreciation.

The study found that the Silverado depreciates an average of only 39.7% over five years, while the Sierra depreciates 39.9%. For example, if you bought a new 2013 Silverado for $30,000, it would still be worth an average of more than $18,000 today.

Four other pickups were in the top 10, and CEO Phong Ly said that’s no surprise.

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GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado low depreciation

The same is true for 5-year-old Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models

“Pickup trucks depreciate the least of any vehicle at 41.3%, while cars depreciate at 54.1% and SUVS at 51.9%,” Ly said. “The lower depreciation for pickup trucks is likely because it is a growing vehicle segment and their popularity is keeping values high.”

To come up with these average depreciation numbers, analyzed pricing over 3.6 million new vehicles sold in 2013, along with over 750,000 used 2013 vehicles sold in 2018. Prices were adjusted for inflation.

If you’re shopping for a pickup, these average depreciation numbers can be a good tool to help you decide on a model that’s right for you. New trucks can be expensive, so it’s important to pick one that’s likely to hold its value over the next several years. On the other hand, if you’re shopping for a used truck, you might get a better deal by choosing one that has already experienced significant depreciation.

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