BMW X3 Depreciation

A BMW X3 will depreciate 60% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $19,789.

Like all BMWs, the X3 depreciate A LOT, and the depreciation doesn't slow down either. While they score marginally better than the larger X5, you really need to love it to own it. Our money is with one of the Lexus SUVs, which will likely hold its value better, and be less costly to repair and maintain.

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, and assumes a purchase price of $49,154 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.

BMW X3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,228 83.26% $40,926 13,500 2021
2 $11,069 77.48% $38,085 27,000 2022
3 $18,905 61.54% $30,249 40,500 2023
4 $24,538 50.08% $24,616 54,000 2024
5 $29,365 40.26% $19,789 67,500 2025
6 $33,272 32.31% $15,882 81,000 2026
7 $37,087 24.55% $12,067 94,500 2027
8 $37,642 23.42% $11,512 108,000 2028
9 $39,068 20.52% $10,086 121,500 2029
10 $41,801 14.96% $7,353 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,228 83.26% $40,926
2 $11,069 77.48% $38,085
3 $18,905 61.54% $30,249
4 $24,538 50.08% $24,616
5 $29,365 40.26% $19,789
6 $33,272 32.31% $15,882
7 $37,087 24.55% $12,067
8 $37,642 23.42% $11,512
9 $39,068 20.52% $10,086
10 $41,801 14.96% $7,353

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If you purchase a used BMW X3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $11,069 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 $18,296. 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 X3 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a BMW X3

The 2015 BMW X3 is our top pick for the best model year value for the X3. With the 2015, you would only pay, on average, 40% of the price as new, with 58% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2014 and 2013 model years are also attractive years for the X3, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the X3'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 BMW X3 models.

BMW X3 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $49,154 $49,154 $494 $0 0% 100%
2019 $48,091 $40,634 $594 $8,520 17.33% 83.26%
2018 $47,125 $37,293 $779 $3,341 8.22% 77.48%
2017 $40,325 $25,880 $1,062 $11,413 30.6% 61.54% Good
2016 $41,410 $21,988 $1,248 $3,892 15.04% 50.08% Good
2015 $40,570 $17,960 $1,625 $4,028 18.32% 40.26% Best
2014 $40,657 $15,451 $2,313 $2,509 13.97% 32.31% Better
2013 $39,744 $12,396 $2,639 $3,055 19.77% 24.55% Better
2012 $38,304 $11,825 $2,855 $571 4.61% 23.42%
2011 $37,344 $10,950 $3,286 $875 7.4% 20.52%
2010 $37,295 $8,959 $3,380 $1,991 18.18% 14.96%
2009 $38,113 $7,991 $3,897 $968 10.8% 10.74%
2008 $37,055 $7,245 $4,631 $746 9.34% 7.05%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $49,154 100%
2019 $40,634 83.26%
2018 $37,293 77.48%
2017 $25,880 61.54% Good
2016 $21,988 50.08% Good
2015 $17,960 40.26% Best
2014 $15,451 32.31% Better
2013 $12,396 24.55% Better
2012 $11,825 23.42%
2011 $10,950 20.52%
2010 $8,959 14.96%
2009 $7,991 10.74%
2008 $7,245 7.05%
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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 April 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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