Amidst the sea of whites, greys and blacks that currently dominate the vehicle color spectrum, paint colors like red, yellow and blue certainly stand out. Now, a new study has found that yellow vehicles generally boast the best resale value.
According to a report from iSeeCars, vehicles painted in yellow feature the lowest three-year depreciation figures, standing at 60 percent less than the average vehicle. This equates to a $6,588 loss of value during the same timeframe, while the average stands around $9,674.
“Yellow cars continue to represent the greatest disparity between how many are produced and how many people want one,” iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer was quoted as saying. “While not many people want a yellow car, there are clearly more people who want one than exist, which is why yellow performs so well on the secondary market. The same can be said of orange and green, colors you don’t see often but are obviously in higher demand than supply.”
Notably, General Motors offers quite a few vehicles in some shade of yellow. However, with that in mind, it’s more likely to find the luminous color on high-value vehicles like the Corvette rather than an entry-level crossover like the Chevy Trax.
|Model||Color Name||Color Code|
|Cadillac CT4-V||Cyber Yellow Metallic||GCP|
|Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing||Cyber Yellow Metallic||GCP|
|Cadillac CT5-V||Cyber Yellow Metallic||GCP|
|Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing||Cyber Yellow Metallic||GCP|
|Chevrolet Blazer||Nitro Yellow Metallic||GCP|
|Chevrolet Camaro||Nitro Yellow Metallic||GCP|
|Chevrolet Colorado||Nitro Yellow Metallic||GCP|
|Chevrolet Corvette||Accelerate Yellow Metallic||GD0|
|Chevrolet Trailblazer||Nitro Yellow Metallic||GHS|
|Chevrolet Trax||Nitro Yellow Metallic||GHS|
|GMC Canyon||Solar Flare Metallic||GCP|
It’s worth noting that yellow is a new color offering for the 2024 Chevy Camaro, 2024 Cadillac CT4-V, 2024 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, 2024 Cadillac CT5-V, and 2024 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. Furthermore, the table doesn’t include fleet orders for the Chevy Express, GMC Savana, Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, all of which are available with yellow paint.