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Before you buy or lease a new car, check out the depreciation ratings for different makes and models at Automotive Lease Guide's Web site. The company is a prime source of depreciation ratings information and other analytical data and tools on things such as residual value to the automotive industry.
You can find consumer leasing information on the Automotive Lease Guide's Leasing 101 page. To look up depreciation values, select the Consumer tab and select Depreciation Ratings. Depreciation ratings indicate which cars hold their value best.
*A car that holds its value well commands better lease payments and higher resale and trade-in values.