When buying a car, knowing the specifications of the car is not an enough standard to go by. Fuel efficiency, availability of spare parts, availability of mechanics and auto repair shops are important reasons to consider when buying a car, but when living in a country like Qatar, it is equally important to know how much of the initial value of a car is retained before you spend a fortune on such car.
In most countries of the world, the use of cars have become a necessity and cars can be quite expensive. It is on this basis that it becomes necessary to consider how much of the initial price one pays for a car he/she can get back after a few years of use. Overall, Japanese brands such as Toyota and Honda have a reputation for the good resale value of their cars in most countries of the world – Qatar inclusive.
Before you invest in a car while visiting Qatar, you should read this article to know how much it will cost you to get such car and how much of that amount you are likely to get back after a year or more of use.
Below are the top 10 cars with the best resale value in Qatar in 2020.
1. Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota noticeably occupies the top spot in the list of cars with the best resale value, thanks to the durability, reliability and ease of use of the Japanese brand. Toyota Land Cruiser is a premium large SUV with a 4.0 V6 4WD engine with 271 horsepower and 385 Nm of torque for the standard version with a host of options for other versions. The top speed is 200 kph and moves from 0-100 kph in 10-11 seconds. It has no known problems and is rated five stars in both reliability and resale value.A brand new one costs QAR 270000 while a year of use will still put it QAR 229000.
2. Nissan Sunny
Nissan comes second to Toyota with the Sunny being rated as a favorite among the residents of Qatar. It is a comfortable 4-door sedan with a 1.5 I4 FWD engine with 99 horsepower and 134 Nm of Torque. The Sunny has a top speed of 178 kph and accelerates from 0-100 kph in 15.5 seconds. It is rated five stars for its reliability and four stars for its resale value. A new one costs from QAR 45500 to QAR 58000.
3. Toyota Hilux
The pickup from Toyota also meets up to the standard the brand is known for. Toyota Hilux has a 2.0 I4 RWD engine at the standard level and it churns out 134 horsepower and 182 Nm of Torque. The top speed is 170 kph and moving from 0-100 kph takes 15 – 16 seconds. There are five different versions to choose from and each justify the slight increase in price with the increasingly exciting new features being added. A new Toyota Hilux costs QAR 69000 at the base level while a year of use puts the value at QAR 68000.
4. Nissan Patrol
Another Nissan with very good resale value in Qatar is the Patrol which has been rated five full stars for its resale value as well as its reliability. It is engineered with a 4.0 4WD engine which produces 275 horsepower and 394 Nm of Torque. The top speed is 200 kph and time for 0-100 kph is 11.5 seconds. A brand new 2018 version costs QAR 175000 and still goes for a pricey QAR 118000 after a full year of use.
5. GMC Sierra
The GMC Sierra is a pickup with a base engine of 5.3 V8 which produces 355 horsepower and 519 Nm of Torque. It has a top speed of 180 kph and moves from 0-100 kph in 6.8 seconds. It is a relatively new car and is rated four stars for resale value. The starting price for a new one is QAR 154,000 while a used one costs QAR 62000 after five years of use.
6. Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris is preferred as a car which is easy to take on errands and very compact to be enjoyed by someone who enjoys little frivolity. It comes with a 1.3 I4 FWD engine with 86 horsepower and 121 Nm of Torque. It has a top speed of 165 kph and moves from 0-100 kph in 13.5 seconds. Toyota Yaris is easily affordable with a new one costing QAR 51000 while one in use for four years goes for about QAR 37000.
7. Toyota Corolla
The compact 4-door sedan is a favorite in many countries, Qatar included. It has two main versions with either a 1.6 I4 FWD engine with 121 horsepower and 154 Nm of Torque, or a 2.0 I4 FWD engine with 143 horsepower and 187 Nm of Torque. It saves fuel well and has a top speed of 190 kph with 0-100 kph taking only 12.0. A Toyota Corolla is a staple for every family and you can be sure you will get a good price for it after a few years of use. A brand new 2018 model currently cost QAR 59500 while one in use for three years costs QAR 40,000. It is rated five stars for its resale value and the same for reliably.
8. Honda Civic
Honda is the more affordable option to Toyota and Nissan, and boasts an equally agreeable resale value. The Honda Civic is constant among the lists of cars with the best resale value in Qatar. It is a 4-door sedan that comes with a 1.6 I4 FWD engine that gives out 123 horsepower and 151 Nm of Torque. The top speed is 200 kph and 0-100 kph takes 11.6 seconds. It is rated a perfect five stars for reliability and same for the resale value. The starting price of a new one sits at QAR 67900 while a used one goes for QAR 56000.
9. Ford F-150
Ford F-150 made a wave this year with its reliability, as well as reasonable resale value is attested to by the positive reviews it has gotten in various segments. It comes with a 3.5TC V6 4WD engine with 290 horsepower and 359 Nm of Torque. The top speed is 160kph while 0-100 kph takes 7.0 seconds. It is a smooth ride and was rated four stars for its resale value. A brand new model costs from QAR 155000 to QAR 250000 while a used 2017 model costs QAR 199,999 even after two years of use.
10. Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler is one of the off-road vehicles that always manage to find a good market even after a couple of years in use. It is originally made with a 3.6 V6 4WD engine that produces 285 horsepower and 352 Nm of Torque. The top speed is 157 kph and it runs from 0-100 kph in 7.2 seconds. It is rated an impressive five stars for resale value as a new 2019 model costs from QAR 132000 to QAR 190000 while a 2018 model in use for a whole year still costs QAR 147000. A 2017 model is still sold for QAR 110,000 and a 2016 model, QAR 109,000.