All cars will eventually wear down, and most people know that a car depreciates in value as soon as it is driven off the lot. But new research is showing customers that they can save money by buying GMC vehicles. The depreciation rate for GMC vehicles is said to decrease over the course of the next three years and is already down from last year.

The residual value, which is the amount of worth that a vehicle retains over time, is up by .5 points from last year for all GMC vehicles and is up by .6 points over the competition. But it isn’t just any old GMC vehicle that is bringing the average up so high. It’s the Acadia and the Terrain models that are blowing the competition out of the water this year. The Acadia is topping its competitors like the Honda Pilot, Ford Flex, and the Toyota Highlander by over 3 points! And the Terrain is up by 1.2 points over its competition. GMC is also being called the top truck brand this year for its total cost of ownership relative to its price.

In this economy, no one can afford to take risks with their major purchase decisions. When you’re buying a vehicle you want to know that it’s going to last you a while, and when you are finally ready to trade it in for the latest model that you can get your fair share back out of it. Brian Sweeney, the U.S. vice president of Buick GMC Sales and Service, has said that “Resale value is one of the most important considerations among today’s knowledgeable car buyers as it can literally save consumers thousands of dollars over the life of the vehicle.” GMC vehicles can bring you quality and savings in a way that no other brand can!