It is an undeniable fact that cars are very important possessions, and that is owed to the fact that automobile is the most used mode of transportation in the world and the fact that owning one is far cheaper than any other mode of transportation which has also greatly contributed to their production on the long run.
Bahrain is generally a wealthy country and an average citizen can easily afford a car but due to the considerable gap between the rich and the poor, the supposed ‘high-class’ change cars regularly and often resell them after using them for a couple of years. On a more general note, people often sell their cars because of different reasons and the most reason is when they’re selling to get new ones.
Different factors determine the resale value of a car, ranging from the relevance and popular demand after the year(s) of usage. Cars that are in popular demand do not mostly lose their value especially when they are special models that often do not get produced often.
Below are the top 10 cars with the best resale value in Bahrain.
1. Lexus LS 500
The newest model of the Lexus LS 500 features a 3.5-liter V6 RWD engine which is somewhat unusual considering the fact that the model’s customary engine type is V8. The engine is mated to two electric motors, and an industry-first hybrid automatic transmission, which is a combination of the traditional 4-speed automatic transmission. The car features 414hp and 600lb-ft of torque and the cost price is around BHD32500 and a 5/5 resale value rating.
2. Toyota Avalon
Perhaps the most exotic sedan we will ever see in 2020. The car features a 3.5-liter V6 FWD engine that produces 298hp and 346lb-ft of torque. The interior of the Avalon is very eye-catching and luxurious. The car that has a starting price of BHD14500 has a 5 out 5 rating when it comes to the resale value which will definitely earn the seller nothing less than 75% of the actual value.
3. Nissan Maxima
The 2020 model of Nissan Maxima is powered by 3.5-liter V6 engine which also featured on the previous models. With a torque of 353lb-ft and 300hp, the car is lighter and more rigid than the previous models. The car comes with standard ABS, front airbags, side-curtain airbags, and stability control. The car is one of the cars with the best resale value in Bahrain, with a 5/5 rating.
4. Nissan Altima
The new model of Nissan Altima was revealed last year and many people really loved what they saw, many more still do. The car features an upgraded 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine which produces 188hp and 244lb-ft of torque. The car also features include upgraded seats with added bolstering, an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, coupled with an 8-inch multi-choice color display. The cost price starts from BHR8400 and has a resale value rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.
5. Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 AMG
It is globally known how important Mercedes-Benz is to the auto market and in the 2020 model of the Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 AMG, they have one of the most powerful sedans in the world. The car features a 3.0-liter turbo inline-6 engine coupled with an electric motor installed in the CLS-53 AMG. The power is delivered by a 9-speed automatic transmission with a whooping 429hp and 770lb-ft of torque. With a cost price that starts from BHD45000, the resale value is rated 4/5.
6. Mazda 6
The base trim of the 2020 Mazda 6 features a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder with direct-injection and high compression ratios which produces 191hp and 258lb-ft of torque. The new model features 19-inch alloy wheels, reverse camera, bi-xenon headlights, and day time running lights. The car costs around BHD7500 and has a resale rating of 4 out of 5.
7. BMW 8-Series
BMW is one of world’s finest auto brands and with the 2020 model of BMW 8-series; they have once again proved that they aren’t fading off anytime soon. The car features a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine, coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission that produces 523hp and 553lb-ft of torque. The car offers a unique range of driver-assist technology functions which enhance comfort and safety. The car has a 3.5 rating out of a possible 5 as long as resale value is concerned and that means it is well above average and one is likely to sell the car for a good price after originally buying for a price around BHD51000.
8. Hyundai Accent
The 2020 Hyundai Accent is a bit longer and wider than the previous model, making it look more pleasing to the eyes, with increased interior space. It features 14-inch steel wheels with hubcaps, cloth upholstery, six cup-holders, power windows and mirrors, CD/MP3 stereo, keyless entry and power steering. The cost price starts from around BHD4400 and has a resale value rating of 3.5 out of a possible 5.
9. Kia Cadenza
With 266hp and 318lb-ft of torque produced from a 3.3-liter MPI V6 engine, the Kia Cadenza features intelligent keyless entry with starter button, HID headlights, fog lamps, power windows, electric mirrors, and a 17-inch alloy wheels. The car whose cost price starts at BHD8500 has the poorest resale value on the list, with a 3 out 5 rating.
10. Jaguar XJ
The famous Jaguar XJ features an aluminum body, air suspension, adaptive cruise controls, keyless entry and quick-ratio power steering. The base trim boasts a 5-liter V8 engine which produces 385hp and 515lb-ft of torque. The car costs BHD25900 and the resale value is rated 3 out of 5.