Mazda 3 Depreciation

Mazda 3 Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value
2020 $22,044 $22,044 $146 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2019 $21,520 $18,220 $175 $3,824 17.35% 83.85% 91.67% 11 7.82
2018 $21,056 $15,485 $230 $2,735 15.01% 72.45% 83.33% 10 10.88
2017 $21,934 $13,790 $313 $1,695 10.95% 61.44% 75% 9 13.56
2016 $21,692 $11,963 $368 $1,827 13.25% 53.45% 66.67% 8 13.22
2015 $21,365 $9,949 $479 $2,014 16.84% 44.32% 58.33% 7 14.01
2014 $21,315 $8,897 $681 $1,052 10.57% 38.55% 50% 6 11.45
2013 $20,778 $8,496 $777 $401 4.51% 37.15% 41.67% 5 4.52
2012 $19,329 $7,822 $841 $674 7.93% 36.12% 33.33% 4 -2.79
2011 $19,177 $6,550 $968 $1,272 16.26% 29.11% 25% 3 -4.11
2010 $18,731 $6,159 $995 $391 5.97% 27.57% 16.67% 2 -10.9
2009 $18,952 $5,662 $1,148 $497 8.07% 23.82% 8.33% 1 -15.49
2008 $18,416 $5,317 $1,364 $345 6.09% 21.47% 0% 0 -21.47
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV
2020 $22,044 100% 100% 0
2019 $18,220 83.85% 91.67% 7.82
2018 $15,485 72.45% 83.33% 10.88
2017 $13,790 61.44% 75% 13.56
2016 $11,963 53.45% 66.67% 13.22
2015 $9,949 44.32% 58.33% 14.01
2014 $8,897 38.55% 50% 11.45
2013 $8,496 37.15% 41.67% 4.52
2012 $7,822 36.12% 33.33% -2.79
2011 $6,550 29.11% 25% -4.11
2010 $6,159 27.57% 16.67% -10.9
2009 $5,662 23.82% 8.33% -15.49
2008 $5,317 21.47% 0% -21.47
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About The Numbers

Our depreciation figures are calculated by aggregating then analyzing pricing, sales and other related automotive data sets.

Here are some brief descriptions of the columns:
  • Year - The vehicle model year.
  • New Price - The geometric mean new price paid of that model year grouped by most the popular trim levels.
  • Current Price - The geometric mean listing price of a used model of that year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • Maintenance - Estimated maintenance and repair costs during that year of ownership.
  • $ Decline - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Year over Year percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage paid of the original price.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years of the vehicle.
  • Years Left - Current industry average of years remaining with predictable maintenance and repair costs.
  • Net Used Value - Our ranking & sorting index to help you find the model years with the most value.
2,344,925 total data points last analyzed on 04/16/2020.
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Our Mazda 3 Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

The Mazda 3 does not hold its value well, with its resale price falling consistently throughout its useful life. Ranked in the bottom quartile, 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 2015, 2017 & 2016 Mazda 3 model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 44% of the original cost with 58% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2015 3. That gives it a Net Used Value score of 14.01 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2017 & 2016 3 model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2015 Mazda 3?

While we would advise holding onto this vehicle for a few years, that's not always the plan. Dealers have access to similar figures so they know that your vehicle has a low risk of depreciation.