Red 2022 Late XC40, Yellow 2017 BRZ
And the lowest resale value of any SUV on sale? That dishonor belongs to the electric Volvo XC40 Recharge, which at 37.8 percent is worlds away from the SUV with the highest retained value at 84.1 percent. Yet again, the conventionally powered equivalent—the XC40 T5—fares much better, retaining 50.2 percent of its value after five years.
Like in the case of the Kona, when we compared an XC40 Recharge against the T5, we preferred the electric SUV. The Recharge is significantly quicker than its gas equivalent, and its lower center of gravity (courtesy of the floor-mounted battery) provides a solidity and confidence we're used to in German sport sedans. It's a nice little EV, but between the 208-mile range and savage depreciation, we worry it may not be long for this world.