Audi Q3 Depreciation

An Audi Q3 will depreciate 45% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $20,473.

Audi's smallest SUV, the Q3, does a great job at holding its value, consistently ranking among the top of luxury vehicles. With the Q3, Q5 and Q7 offering a size for all, the Q3 stands out as an exceptional value among its peers, and luxury models overall.

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 $37,250 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 Q3.

Audi Q3 Depreciation Calculator

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Audi Q3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $7,558 79.71% $29,692 12,000 2022
2 $8,385 77.49% $28,865 24,000 2023
3 $10,557 71.66% $26,693 36,000 2024
4 $13,078 64.89% $24,172 48,000 2025
5 $16,777 54.96% $20,473 60,000 2026
6 $19,579 47.44% $17,671 72,000 2027
7 $23,955 35.69% $13,295 84,000 2028
8 $25,989 30.23% $11,261 96,000 2029
9 $27,070 27.33% $10,180 108,000 2030
10 $28,247 24.17% $9,003 120,000 2031

Audi Q3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,558 79.71% $29,692
2 $8,385 77.49% $28,865
3 $10,557 71.66% $26,693
4 $13,078 64.89% $24,172
5 $16,777 54.96% $20,473
6 $19,579 47.44% $17,671
7 $23,955 35.69% $13,295
8 $25,989 30.23% $11,261
9 $27,070 27.33% $10,180
10 $28,247 24.17% $9,003

Buying an Audi Q3 New vs Used

If you purchase a used Audi Q3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $8,385 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 $8,392. 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 Q3 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy an Audi Q3

The 2020 Audi Q3 is our top pick for the best model year value for the Q3. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 80% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the Q3, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Q3'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 Q3 models.

Audi Q3 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $37,250 $37,250 $403 $0 0% 100%
2020 $37,070 $30,017 $468 $7,233 19.42% 79.71% Best
2019 $36,710 $29,038 $592 $979 3.26% 77.49% Better
2018 $33,244 $24,603 $780 $4,435 15.27% 71.66% Good
2017 $34,271 $23,142 $903 $1,461 5.94% 64.89%
2016 $36,253 $21,076 $1,153 $2,066 8.93% 54.96% Better
2015 $35,002 $18,216 $1,610 $2,860 13.57% 47.44% Good
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $37,250 100%
2020 $30,017 79.71% Best
2019 $29,038 77.49% Better
2018 $24,603 71.66% Good
2017 $23,142 64.89%
2016 $21,076 54.96% Better
2015 $18,216 47.44% Good

Audi Q3 Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Audi Q3 ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the Q3 stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other Audi Q3 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 Q3 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: