Land Rover is the most valuable brand for scrap overall, with the average price quoted for these vehicles sitting at 28.8% higher than the average.
The quoted price is directly linked to the weight of the vehicle and with all Land Rover vehicles being large SUVs and 4×4 vehicles, they’re definitely one of the weightier brands when all models in their range are considered.
The data is part of the inaugural Scrap Car Comparison’s Scrap Car Report which breaks down the total cost of buying and keeping a car and then analyses the price they fetch when ultimately disposed of.
The car brands with the highest scrap value vs the average:
At the other end of the spectrum, Suzuki is the brand with the lowest scrap value vs the average across their range of cars, at 30.2% lower. Fiat follows in second at 23.2% lower than average, with Chevrolet rounding off the top three at 17%.
Suzuki and Fiat are brands that are both well-known for their small hatchback models in the form of the Suzuki Swift, Suzuki Alto, Fiat 500, Fiat Punto and Fiat Panda, which make up the most scrapped models for each brand according to our internal data. As a result, the average quoted price will be lower than the average, due to the lightweight nature of this vehicle style.
Breaking a model and selling components separately however produces a more unusual table as below.
The car models with the highest scrap value vs the average:
The most affordable countries to own a car saw the USA come out on top, as might be expected.