Audi A3 Depreciation

An Audi A3 will depreciate 42% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $23,428.

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 $40,666 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.

Audi A3 Depreciation Calculator

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Audi A3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $3,176 92.19% $37,490 12,000 2022
2 $4,494 88.95% $36,172 24,000 2023
3 $8,373 79.41% $32,293 36,000 2024
4 $14,656 63.96% $26,010 48,000 2025
5 $17,238 57.61% $23,428 60,000 2026
6 $19,487 52.08% $21,179 72,000 2027
7 $22,285 45.20% $18,381 84,000 2028
8 $23,908 41.21% $16,758 96,000 2029
9 $25,742 36.70% $14,924 108,000 2030
10 $27,376 32.68% $13,290 120,000 2031

Audi A3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $3,176 92.19% $37,490
2 $4,494 88.95% $36,172
3 $8,373 79.41% $32,293
4 $14,656 63.96% $26,010
5 $17,238 57.61% $23,428
6 $19,487 52.08% $21,179
7 $22,285 45.20% $18,381
8 $23,908 41.21% $16,758
9 $25,742 36.70% $14,924
10 $27,376 32.68% $13,290

Buying an Audi A3 New vs Used

If you purchase a used Audi A3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $4,494 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 $12,744. 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 $2,219 per year. This adds up to around $11,095 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

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.

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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: