The worst cars to buy new are those that'll save you a lot of money when purchased used. Research from has determined the top new models that, in this case, are the worst vehicles to buy new but great values when they hit the used car market.

Cars to Buy Used, Not New looked at data from six million vehicles sold between August 1, 2017 and January 24, 2018. From it, they identified some cars that you're better off buying used, as their initial depreciation drop makes them great deals compared to their prices when new. Here are some of the worst new cars to buy based on their analysis:

  • 2007 Kia SedonaKia Sedona

    Average price: $32,190

    First-year depreciation drop: 30%

    Average used starting price for model years 2007 to 2017: $12,791

    Fuel economy: 18 city / 24 hwy

    Best features: This popular minivan is spacious for larger families and can seat up to eight people. With a 276-horsepower engine, the Sedona can go from zero to 60 mph in about 7.4 seconds – pretty good for a traditional family vehicle.

  • 2007 Toyota CamryToyota Camry

    Average price: $23,322

    First-year depreciation drop: 30.7%

    Average used starting price for model years 2007 to 2017: $12,760

    Fuel economy: 29 city / 41 hwy

    Best features: The Camry’s fuel economy is excellent for its class. This vehicle is great for smaller families that make long road trips, or people who commute to work daily. The Camry’s appealing interior and exterior design makes the affordable car seem luxurious.

  • Jeep CompassJeep Compass

    Average price: $23,945

    First-year depreciation drop: 34.8%

    Average used starting price for model years 2007 to 2017: $11,695

    Fuel economy: 22 city / 31 hwy

    Best features: The newly redesigned Compass mimics the Grand Cherokee, which makes it arguably one of the best-looking Jeep models on the market. The Compass is also great for first-time Jeep owners who want the Jeep feel, but want to be cost conscious, too.

All three vehicles pictured are from the 2007 model year.

Wait it Out

If you want a better deal on one of these models, the best advice is to wait 12 months, or 24 to 36 months when they're coming off lease. If you’re not ready for a brand new car, but are in need of an auto loan for a used vehicle, Auto Credit Express wants to help.

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