Ram 3500 Depreciation

A Ram 3500 will depreciate 52% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $36,849.

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, 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 $20,361 73.56% $56,649 13,500 2021
2 $24,135 68.66% $52,875 27,000 2022
3 $35,055 54.48% $41,955 40,500 2023
4 $35,525 53.87% $41,485 54,000 2024
5 $40,161 47.85% $36,849 67,500 2025
6 $42,995 44.17% $34,015 81,000 2026
7 $43,464 43.56% $33,546 94,500 2027
8 $45,844 40.47% $31,166 108,000 2028
9 $48,181 37.44% $28,829 121,500 2029
10 $50,934 33.86% $26,076 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $20,361 73.56% $56,649
2 $24,135 68.66% $52,875
3 $35,055 54.48% $41,955
4 $35,525 53.87% $41,485
5 $40,161 47.85% $36,849
6 $42,995 44.17% $34,015
7 $43,464 43.56% $33,546
8 $45,844 40.47% $31,166
9 $48,181 37.44% $28,829
10 $50,934 33.86% $26,076

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If you purchase a used Ram 3500 that is 2 years old, then you could save $24,135 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 $16,026. 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, 54% 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 $908 $0 0% 100%
2019 $70,999 $53,288 $1,059 $23,722 30.8% 73.56% Better
2018 $66,072 $46,706 $1,343 $6,582 12.35% 68.66% Better
2017 $67,858 $38,746 $1,774 $7,960 17.04% 54.48% Best
2016 $68,700 $39,067 $2,058 +$321 -0.83% 53.87% Good
2015 $66,826 $34,611 $2,633 $4,456 11.41% 47.85% Good
2014 $65,040 $32,413 $3,682 $2,198 6.35% 44.17%
2013 $65,444 $32,685 $4,179 +$272 -0.84% 43.56%
2012 $64,350 $30,549 $4,509 $2,136 6.54% 40.47%
2011 $62,157 $30,333 $5,166 $216 0.71% 40.49%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $77,010 100%
2019 $53,288 73.56% Better
2018 $46,706 68.66% Better
2017 $38,746 54.48% Best
2016 $39,067 53.87% Good
2015 $34,611 47.85% Good
2014 $32,413 44.17%
2013 $32,685 43.56%
2012 $30,549 40.47%
2011 $30,333 40.49%

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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 September 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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