Audi Q3 Depreciation

An Audi Q3 will depreciate 50% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $18,680.

Audi's smallest SUV, the Q3, does a great job at holding its value, and ranks in the Top 10 of luxury models at both year 5 and year 7. 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 13,500 miles per year, and assumes a purchase price of $37,070 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Audi Q3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $6,558 82.31% $30,512 13,500 2021
2 $7,218 80.53% $29,852 27,000 2022
3 $11,229 69.71% $25,841 40,500 2023
4 $15,562 58.02% $21,508 54,000 2024
5 $18,390 50.39% $18,680 67,500 2025
6 $23,817 35.75% $13,253 81,000 2026
7 $25,753 30.53% $11,317 94,500 2027
8 $26,850 27.57% $10,220 108,000 2028
9 $28,099 24.20% $8,971 121,500 2029
10 $29,330 20.88% $7,740 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,558 82.31% $30,512
2 $7,218 80.53% $29,852
3 $11,229 69.71% $25,841
4 $15,562 58.02% $21,508
5 $18,390 50.39% $18,680
6 $23,817 35.75% $13,253
7 $25,753 30.53% $11,317
8 $26,850 27.57% $10,220
9 $28,099 24.20% $8,971
10 $29,330 20.88% $7,740

Audi Q3 Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Audi Q3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $7,218 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 $11,172. 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 2019 Audi Q3 is our top pick for the best model year value for the Q3. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 82% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2015 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
2020 $37,070 $37,070 $328 $0 0% 100%
2019 $36,710 $30,611 $394 $6,459 17.42% 82.31% Best
2018 $33,244 $27,289 $517 $3,322 10.85% 80.53% Good
2017 $34,271 $24,596 $705 $2,693 9.87% 69.71% Good
2016 $36,253 $21,863 $829 $2,733 11.11% 58.02% Better
2015 $35,002 $18,715 $1,079 $3,148 14.4% 50.39% Better
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $37,070 100%
2019 $30,611 82.31% Best
2018 $27,289 80.53% Good
2017 $24,596 69.71% Good
2016 $21,863 58.02% Better
2015 $18,715 50.39% Better
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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