Jeep Wrangler Depreciation

A Jeep Wrangler will depreciate 29% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $30,347.

The Jeep Wrangler is ranked #2 overall for maintaining its value at the 5-year, and 7-year mark. For a used vehicle, it's downright impressive in how it's able to hold its resale value. People buy Wranglers because they just love driving them. How much sweeter is it that you can drive a Wrangler for years and still get a relatively good return on your investment. The Jeep Wrangler remains one of our top picks over the long term.

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 $43,009 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.

Jeep Wrangler Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $7,780 81.91% $35,229 13,500 2021
2 $9,432 78.07% $33,577 27,000 2022
3 $11,862 72.42% $31,147 40,500 2023
4 $12,064 71.95% $30,945 54,000 2024
5 $12,662 70.56% $30,347 67,500 2025
6 $15,866 63.11% $27,143 81,000 2026
7 $17,470 59.38% $25,539 94,500 2027
8 $19,367 54.97% $23,642 108,000 2028
9 $22,433 47.84% $20,576 121,500 2029
10 $23,724 44.84% $19,285 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,780 81.91% $35,229
2 $9,432 78.07% $33,577
3 $11,862 72.42% $31,147
4 $12,064 71.95% $30,945
5 $12,662 70.56% $30,347
6 $15,866 63.11% $27,143
7 $17,470 59.38% $25,539
8 $19,367 54.97% $23,642
9 $22,433 47.84% $20,576
10 $23,724 44.84% $19,285

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If you purchase a used Jeep Wrangler that is 2 years old, then you could save $9,432 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 $3,230. 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 Wrangler models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Jeep Wrangler

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is our top pick for the best model year value for the Wrangler. 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 2018 and 2017 model years are also attractive years for the Wrangler, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Wrangler'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 Jeep Wrangler models.

Jeep Wrangler Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $43,009 $43,009 $282 $0 0% 100%
2019 $42,245 $34,940 $338 $8,069 18.76% 81.91% Best
2018 $41,557 $32,886 $444 $2,054 5.88% 78.07% Better
2017 $38,868 $28,753 $605 $4,133 12.57% 72.42% Better
2016 $36,972 $27,314 $711 $1,439 5% 71.95% Good
2015 $35,989 $26,320 $926 $994 3.64% 70.56% Good
2014 $34,068 $22,818 $1,318 $3,502 13.31% 63.11%
2013 $33,960 $21,669 $1,504 $1,149 5.04% 59.38%
2012 $33,997 $20,315 $1,628 $1,354 6.25% 54.97%
2011 $34,104 $18,187 $1,873 $2,128 10.48% 47.84%
2010 $33,126 $16,781 $1,927 $1,406 7.73% 44.84%
2009 $32,536 $15,513 $2,222 $1,268 7.56% 40.85%
2008 $29,065 $11,626 $2,640 $3,887 25.06% 40%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $43,009 100%
2019 $34,940 81.91% Best
2018 $32,886 78.07% Better
2017 $28,753 72.42% Better
2016 $27,314 71.95% Good
2015 $26,320 70.56% Good
2014 $22,818 63.11%
2013 $21,669 59.38%
2012 $20,315 54.97%
2011 $18,187 47.84%
2010 $16,781 44.84%
2009 $15,513 40.85%
2008 $11,626 40%
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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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