RAM 3500 Depreciation

A RAM 3500 will depreciate 43% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $45,273.

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 $15,299 80.88% $64,717 12,000 2022
2 $17,043 78.70% $62,973 24,000 2023
3 $20,884 73.90% $59,132 36,000 2024
4 $31,550 60.57% $48,466 48,000 2025
5 $34,743 56.58% $45,273 60,000 2026
6 $40,152 49.82% $39,864 72,000 2027
7 $40,992 48.77% $39,024 84,000 2028
8 $44,913 43.87% $35,103 96,000 2029
9 $48,170 39.80% $31,846 108,000 2030
10 $48,810 39.00% $31,206 120,000 2031

RAM 3500 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $15,299 80.88% $64,717
2 $17,043 78.70% $62,973
3 $20,884 73.90% $59,132
4 $31,550 60.57% $48,466
5 $34,743 56.58% $45,273
6 $40,152 49.82% $39,864
7 $40,992 48.77% $39,024
8 $44,913 43.87% $35,103
9 $48,170 39.80% $31,846
10 $48,810 39.00% $31,206

Buying a RAM 3500 New vs Used

If you purchase a used RAM 3500 that is 2 years old, then you could save $17,043 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 $17,700. 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 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, 81% 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 $914 $0 0% 100%
2020 $77,010 $63,347 $1,065 $16,669 20.83% 80.88% Best
2019 $70,999 $57,228 $1,349 $6,119 9.66% 78.7% Better
2018 $66,072 $50,604 $1,780 $6,624 11.57% 73.9% Good
2017 $67,858 $43,163 $2,064 $7,441 14.7% 60.57% Better
2016 $68,700 $41,511 $2,639 $1,652 3.83% 56.58% Good
2015 $66,826 $36,983 $3,688 $4,528 10.91% 49.82%
2014 $65,040 $35,904 $4,185 $1,079 2.92% 48.77%
2013 $65,444 $33,224 $4,515 $2,680 7.46% 43.87%
2012 $64,350 $30,786 $5,172 $2,438 7.34% 39.8%
2011 $62,157 $24,241 $5,315 $6,545 21.26% 39%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $80,016 100%
2020 $63,347 80.88% Best
2019 $57,228 78.7% Better
2018 $50,604 73.9% Good
2017 $43,163 60.57% Better
2016 $41,511 56.58% Good
2015 $36,983 49.82%
2014 $35,904 48.77%
2013 $33,224 43.87%
2012 $30,786 39.8%
2011 $24,241 39%

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.

Depreciation Rankings

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: