RAM 3500 Depreciation

A RAM 3500 will depreciate 43% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $45,377.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $80,016 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 RAM 3500.

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RAM 3500 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $17,259 78.43% $62,757 12,000 2022
2 $17,299 78.38% $62,717 24,000 2023
3 $22,100 72.38% $57,916 36,000 2024
4 $33,423 58.23% $46,593 48,000 2025
5 $34,639 56.71% $45,377 60,000 2026
6 $41,120 48.61% $38,896 72,000 2027
7 $41,744 47.83% $38,272 84,000 2028
8 $44,737 44.09% $35,279 96,000 2029
9 $48,122 39.86% $31,894 108,000 2030
10 $48,338 39.59% $31,678 120,000 2031

RAM 3500 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $17,259 78.43% $62,757
2 $17,299 78.38% $62,717
3 $22,100 72.38% $57,916
4 $33,423 58.23% $46,593
5 $34,639 56.71% $45,377
6 $41,120 48.61% $38,896
7 $41,744 47.83% $38,272
8 $44,737 44.09% $35,279
9 $48,122 39.86% $31,894
10 $48,338 39.59% $31,678

Buying a RAM 3500 New vs Used

If you purchase a used RAM 3500 that is 2 years old, then you could save $17,299 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 $17,340. 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.

What About RAM 3500 Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a RAM 3500 is about $1,822 per year. This adds up to around $9,110 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a RAM 3500. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

The Best Model Years to Buy a RAM 3500

The 2020 RAM 3500 is our top pick for the best model year value for the 3500. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 78% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2019 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
2021 $80,016 $80,016 $849 $0 0% 100%
2020 $77,010 $61,404 $1,003 $18,612 23.26% 78.43% Best
2019 $70,999 $56,894 $1,248 $4,510 7.34% 78.38% Better
2018 $66,072 $49,466 $1,640 $7,428 13.06% 72.38% Good
2017 $67,858 $41,483 $1,966 $7,983 16.14% 58.23% Better
2016 $68,700 $41,440 $2,479 $43 0.1% 56.71% Good
2015 $66,826 $36,006 $3,519 $5,434 13.11% 48.61%
2014 $65,040 $35,042 $3,933 $964 2.68% 47.83%
2013 $65,444 $33,175 $4,318 $1,867 5.33% 44.09%
2012 $64,350 $30,542 $4,889 $2,633 7.94% 39.86%
2011 $62,157 $29,569 $4,962 $973 3.19% 39.59%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $80,016 100%
2020 $61,404 78.43% Best
2019 $56,894 78.38% Better
2018 $49,466 72.38% Good
2017 $41,483 58.23% Better
2016 $41,440 56.71% Good
2015 $36,006 48.61%
2014 $35,042 47.83%
2013 $33,175 44.09%
2012 $30,542 39.86%
2011 $29,569 39.59%

RAM 3500 Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the RAM 3500 ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the 3500 stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

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Other RAM 3500 Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major RAM 3500 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: