Audi A3 Depreciation

An Audi A3 will depreciate 49% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $20,999.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $41,500 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Audi A3.

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Audi A3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $11,039 73.40% $30,461 12,000 2022
2 $12,595 69.65% $28,905 24,000 2023
3 $15,998 61.45% $25,502 36,000 2024
4 $17,144 58.69% $24,356 48,000 2025
5 $20,501 50.60% $20,999 60,000 2026
6 $22,900 44.82% $18,600 72,000 2027
7 $25,962 37.44% $15,538 84,000 2028
8 $28,747 30.73% $12,753 96,000 2029
9 $30,067 27.55% $11,433 108,000 2030
10 $33,632 18.96% $7,868 120,000 2031

Audi A3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $11,039 73.40% $30,461
2 $12,595 69.65% $28,905
3 $15,998 61.45% $25,502
4 $17,144 58.69% $24,356
5 $20,501 50.60% $20,999
6 $22,900 44.82% $18,600
7 $25,962 37.44% $15,538
8 $28,747 30.73% $12,753
9 $30,067 27.55% $11,433
10 $33,632 18.96% $7,868

Buying an Audi A3 New vs Used

If you purchase a used Audi A3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $12,595 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $7,906. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used A3 models become available.

What About Audi A3 Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure an Audi A3 is about $1,864 per year. This adds up to around $9,320 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own an Audi A3. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

The Best Model Years to Buy an Audi A3

The 2020 Audi A3 is our top pick for the best model year value for the A3. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 73% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2018 model years are also attractive years for the A3, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the A3's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Audi A3 models.

Audi A3 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $41,500 $41,500 $316 $0 0% 100%
2020 $40,542 $30,134 $378 $11,366 27.39% 73.4% Best
2019 $38,627 $27,366 $464 $2,768 9.19% 69.65% Better
2018 $35,223 $22,245 $601 $5,121 18.71% 61.45% Better
2017 $34,499 $20,964 $715 $1,281 5.76% 58.69% Good
2016 $33,510 $17,851 $895 $3,113 14.85% 50.6% Good
2015 $33,052 $16,072 $1,259 $1,779 9.97% 44.82%
2013 $28,043 $12,036 $1,538 $4,036 25.11% 37.44%
2012 $28,043 $10,355 $1,738 $1,681 13.97% 30.73%
2011 $28,043 $9,491 $1,764 $864 8.34% 27.55%
2010 $28,043 $7,294 $1,978 $2,197 23.15% 18.96%
2009 $30,830 $6,846 $2,289 $448 6.14% 14.78%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $41,500 100%
2020 $30,134 73.4% Best
2019 $27,366 69.65% Better
2018 $22,245 61.45% Better
2017 $20,964 58.69% Good
2016 $17,851 50.6% Good
2015 $16,072 44.82%
2013 $12,036 37.44%
2012 $10,355 30.73%
2011 $9,491 27.55%
2010 $7,294 18.96%
2009 $6,846 14.78%

Audi A3 Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Audi A3 ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the A3 stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other Audi A3 Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Audi A3 costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: