Jeep Wrangler Depreciation

A Jeep Wrangler will depreciate 35% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $27,900.

The Jeep Wrangler is our #1 vehicle for maintaining its value at the 5-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 the vehicle. How much sweeter is it that you can drive it for years and still get a decent return on your investment years down the road. It's one of our top picks.

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 $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 $8,744 79.67% $34,265 13,500 2021
2 $9,329 78.31% $33,680 27,000 2022
3 $11,471 73.33% $31,538 40,500 2023
4 $13,083 69.58% $29,926 54,000 2024
5 $15,109 64.87% $27,900 67,500 2025
6 $18,257 57.55% $24,752 81,000 2026
7 $20,395 52.58% $22,614 94,500 2027
8 $22,373 47.98% $20,636 108,000 2028
9 $24,425 43.21% $18,584 121,500 2029
10 $25,788 40.04% $17,221 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,744 79.67% $34,265
2 $9,329 78.31% $33,680
3 $11,471 73.33% $31,538
4 $13,083 69.58% $29,926
5 $15,109 64.87% $27,900
6 $18,257 57.55% $24,752
7 $20,395 52.58% $22,614
8 $22,373 47.98% $20,636
9 $24,425 43.21% $18,584
10 $25,788 40.04% $17,221

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If you purchase a used Jeep Wrangler that is 2 years old, then you could save $9,329 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 $5,780. 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, 80% 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 $33,996 $338 $9,013 20.96% 79.67% Best
2018 $41,557 $32,988 $444 $1,008 2.97% 78.31% Better
2017 $38,868 $29,107 $605 $3,881 11.76% 73.33% Better
2016 $36,972 $26,435 $711 $2,672 9.18% 69.58% Good
2015 $35,989 $24,271 $926 $2,164 8.19% 64.87% Good
2014 $34,068 $20,923 $1,318 $3,348 13.79% 57.55%
2013 $33,960 $19,359 $1,504 $1,564 7.48% 52.58%
2012 $33,997 $17,939 $1,628 $1,420 7.34% 47.98%
2011 $34,104 $16,609 $1,873 $1,330 7.41% 43.21%
2010 $33,126 $15,190 $1,927 $1,419 8.54% 40.04%
2009 $32,536 $14,078 $2,222 $1,112 7.32% 36.44%
2008 $29,065 $12,655 $2,640 $1,423 10.11% 34.46%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $43,009 100%
2019 $33,996 79.67% Best
2018 $32,988 78.31% Better
2017 $29,107 73.33% Better
2016 $26,435 69.58% Good
2015 $24,271 64.87% Good
2014 $20,923 57.55%
2013 $19,359 52.58%
2012 $17,939 47.98%
2011 $16,609 43.21%
2010 $15,190 40.04%
2009 $14,078 36.44%
2008 $12,655 34.46%
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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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