Report: Want to keep a car's value in Seattle? Don't buy luxury

Buying a car isn't an investment opportunity. The average new car in new report from vehicle search engine iSeeCars.com.

But that's the average. Which cars retain their value better? And which vehicles' values plummet after the first half-decade?

"For consumers who purchase new vehicles and plan to sell them in the first 5 years of ownership, choosing a model that retains the most value is a smart economic decision, especially when you consider depreciation is the single large 'cost' to owning a vehicle," iSeeCars executive analyst Karl Brauer said in the report.

Keep scrolling to see which vehicles retain their value the best in Seattle, and which vehicles lose it the fastest.