Audi A3 Depreciation

An Audi A3 will depreciate 49% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $21,265.

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.

Audi A3 Depreciation Calculator

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Audi A3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $10,499 74.70% $31,001 12,000 2022
2 $11,653 71.92% $29,847 24,000 2023
3 $15,189 63.40% $26,311 36,000 2024
4 $16,148 61.09% $25,352 48,000 2025
5 $20,235 51.24% $21,265 60,000 2026
6 $22,875 44.88% $18,625 72,000 2027
7 $25,091 39.54% $16,409 84,000 2028
8 $27,809 32.99% $13,691 96,000 2029
9 $29,141 29.78% $12,359 108,000 2030
10 $32,885 20.76% $8,615 120,000 2031

Audi A3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $10,499 74.70% $31,001
2 $11,653 71.92% $29,847
3 $15,189 63.40% $26,311
4 $16,148 61.09% $25,352
5 $20,235 51.24% $21,265
6 $22,875 44.88% $18,625
7 $25,091 39.54% $16,409
8 $27,809 32.99% $13,691
9 $29,141 29.78% $12,359
10 $32,885 20.76% $8,615

Buying an Audi A3 New vs Used

If you purchase a used Audi A3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $11,653 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 $8,582. 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 $1,783 per year. This adds up to around $8,915 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, 75% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2019 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 $324 $0 0% 100%
2020 $40,542 $30,670 $385 $10,830 26.1% 74.7% Best
2019 $38,627 $28,261 $480 $2,409 7.85% 71.92% Better
2018 $35,223 $22,956 $624 $5,305 18.77% 63.4% Better
2017 $34,499 $21,792 $718 $1,164 5.07% 61.09% Good
2016 $33,510 $18,081 $910 $3,711 17.03% 51.24% Good
2015 $33,052 $16,093 $1,260 $1,988 10.99% 44.88%
2013 $28,043 $12,623 $1,536 $3,470 21.56% 39.54%
2012 $28,043 $11,006 $1,755 $1,617 12.81% 32.99%
2011 $28,043 $10,154 $1,803 $852 7.74% 29.78%
2010 $28,043 $7,889 $2,066 $2,265 22.31% 20.76%
2009 $30,830 $7,464 $2,440 $425 5.39% 16.3%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $41,500 100%
2020 $30,670 74.7% Best
2019 $28,261 71.92% Better
2018 $22,956 63.4% Better
2017 $21,792 61.09% Good
2016 $18,081 51.24% Good
2015 $16,093 44.88%
2013 $12,623 39.54%
2012 $11,006 32.99%
2011 $10,154 29.78%
2010 $7,889 20.76%
2009 $7,464 16.3%

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: