The value of a new car can drop dramatically as soon as it’s driven off the forecourt – typically, a new car will lose 60% of its value after three years.

This difference between a car’s value when you buy it and when you come to sell is known as depreciation – the single biggest cost of running a car.

We’ve teamed up with KeeResources’ KWIKcarcost to create a list of the 20 cars that will depreciate the slowest in percentage terms, assuming a typical three-year/30,000-mile ownership period.

Some cars hold on to their value better than others. SUV and 4x4s are the current darlings of the car industry with many remaining highly desirable on the used car market. However, some sports models and luxury cars also retain a high percentage of their list price, as well as vehicles from premium brands such as Audi, BMW and Range Rover.