Mazda 3 Depreciation

A Mazda 3 will depreciate 46% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $11,831.

The Mazda 3 does reasonably well holding its value, landing in the top third of over 120 popular models at year 5. However, after 7 years, the Mazda 3 falls considerably, and is outpaced by many of its peers. With such, the 3 is hard to recommend simply from a value standpoint, as it does not age well. Perhaps you will be better off considering a Honda or Toyota when looking in this vehicle class.

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. It also assumes a selling price of $22,044 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 Mazda 3.

Mazda 3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $3,794 82.79% $18,250 13,500 2021
2 $4,634 78.98% $17,410 27,000 2022
3 $6,488 70.57% $15,556 40,500 2023
4 $8,857 59.82% $13,187 54,000 2024
5 $10,213 53.67% $11,831 67,500 2025
6 $11,384 48.36% $10,660 81,000 2026
7 $13,996 36.51% $8,048 94,500 2027
8 $14,053 36.25% $7,991 108,000 2028
9 $15,151 31.27% $6,893 121,500 2029
10 $15,739 28.60% $6,305 135,000 2030

Mazda 3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $3,794 82.79% $18,250
2 $4,634 78.98% $17,410
3 $6,488 70.57% $15,556
4 $8,857 59.82% $13,187
5 $10,213 53.67% $11,831
6 $11,384 48.36% $10,660
7 $13,996 36.51% $8,048
8 $14,053 36.25% $7,991
9 $15,151 31.27% $6,893
10 $15,739 28.60% $6,305

Mazda 3 Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Mazda 3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $4,634 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 $5,579. 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 3 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Mazda 3

The 2019 Mazda 3 is our top pick for the best model year value for the 3. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 83% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2013 model years are also attractive years for the 3, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the 3'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 Mazda 3 models.

Mazda 3 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $22,044 $22,044 $190 $0 0% 100%
2019 $21,520 $18,036 $219 $4,008 18.18% 82.79% Best
2018 $21,056 $16,903 $274 $1,133 6.28% 78.98%
2017 $21,934 $15,836 $357 $1,067 6.31% 70.57% Good
2016 $21,692 $13,389 $412 $2,447 15.45% 59.82% Better
2015 $21,365 $11,990 $523 $1,399 10.45% 53.67% Good
2014 $21,315 $11,033 $725 $957 7.98% 48.36%
2013 $20,778 $8,408 $821 $2,625 23.79% 36.51% Better
2012 $19,329 $7,891 $885 $517 6.15% 36.25%
2011 $19,177 $7,008 $1,012 $883 11.19% 31.27%
2010 $18,731 $6,396 $1,039 $612 8.73% 28.6%
2009 $18,952 $5,731 $1,192 $665 10.4% 23.95%
2008 $18,416 $5,358 $1,408 $373 6.51% 21.45%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $22,044 100%
2019 $18,036 82.79% Best
2018 $16,903 78.98%
2017 $15,836 70.57% Good
2016 $13,389 59.82% Better
2015 $11,990 53.67% Good
2014 $11,033 48.36%
2013 $8,408 36.51% Better
2012 $7,891 36.25%
2011 $7,008 31.27%
2010 $6,396 28.6%
2009 $5,731 23.95%
2008 $5,358 21.45%

Other Mazda 3 Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Mazda 3 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: