Ram 3500 Depreciation

A Ram 3500 will depreciate 49% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $39,212.

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 $77,010 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.

Ram 3500 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $17,065 77.84% $59,945 13,500 2021
2 $22,726 70.49% $54,284 27,000 2022
3 $31,181 59.51% $45,829 40,500 2023
4 $34,618 55.05% $42,392 54,000 2024
5 $37,798 50.92% $39,212 67,500 2025
6 $40,739 47.10% $36,271 81,000 2026
7 $46,676 39.39% $30,334 94,500 2027
8 $51,073 33.68% $25,937 108,000 2028
9 $55,963 27.33% $21,047 121,500 2029
10 $57,542 25.28% $19,468 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $17,065 77.84% $59,945
2 $22,726 70.49% $54,284
3 $31,181 59.51% $45,829
4 $34,618 55.05% $42,392
5 $37,798 50.92% $39,212
6 $40,739 47.10% $36,271
7 $46,676 39.39% $30,334
8 $51,073 33.68% $25,937
9 $55,963 27.33% $21,047
10 $57,542 25.28% $19,468

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If you purchase a used Ram 3500 that is 2 years old, then you could save $22,726 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 $15,072. 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 3500 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Ram 3500

The 2017 Ram 3500 is our top pick for the best model year value for the 3500. With the 2017, you would only pay, on average, 60% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2018 model years are also attractive years for the 3500, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the 3500'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 Ram 3500 models.

Ram 3500 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $77,010 $77,010 $754 $0 0% 100%
2019 $70,999 $56,170 $905 $20,840 27.06% 77.84% Better
2018 $66,072 $47,762 $1,189 $8,408 14.97% 70.49% Better
2017 $67,858 $42,001 $1,620 $5,761 12.06% 59.51% Best
2016 $68,700 $43,867 $1,904 +$1,866 -4.44% 61.08% Good
2015 $66,826 $39,923 $2,479 $3,944 8.99% 56.03% Good
2014 $65,040 $37,480 $3,528 $2,443 6.12% 52.2%
2013 $65,444 $29,806 $4,025 $7,674 20.47% 39.39%
2012 $64,350 $26,030 $4,355 $3,776 12.67% 33.68%
2011 $62,157 $22,000 $5,012 $4,030 15.48% 27.33%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $77,010 100%
2019 $56,170 77.84% Better
2018 $47,762 70.49% Better
2017 $42,001 59.51% Best
2016 $43,867 61.08% Good
2015 $39,923 56.03% Good
2014 $37,480 52.2%
2013 $29,806 39.39%
2012 $26,030 33.68%
2011 $22,000 27.33%
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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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