Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

A Volkswagen Jetta will depreciate 43% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $13,060.

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 $22,984 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 Volkswagen Jetta.

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Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $4,222 81.63% $18,762 12,000 2022
2 $6,838 70.25% $16,146 24,000 2023
3 $7,518 67.29% $15,466 36,000 2024
4 $9,049 60.63% $13,935 48,000 2025
5 $9,924 56.82% $13,060 60,000 2026
6 $13,613 40.77% $9,371 72,000 2027
7 $13,790 40.00% $9,194 84,000 2028
8 $14,627 36.36% $8,357 96,000 2029
9 $14,940 35.00% $8,044 108,000 2030
10 $16,036 30.23% $6,948 120,000 2031

Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,222 81.63% $18,762
2 $6,838 70.25% $16,146
3 $7,518 67.29% $15,466
4 $9,049 60.63% $13,935
5 $9,924 56.82% $13,060
6 $13,613 40.77% $9,371
7 $13,790 40.00% $9,194
8 $14,627 36.36% $8,357
9 $14,940 35.00% $8,044
10 $16,036 30.23% $6,948

Buying a Volkswagen Jetta New vs Used

If you purchase a used Volkswagen Jetta that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,838 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 $3,086. 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 Jetta models become available.

What About Volkswagen Jetta Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Volkswagen Jetta is about $1,716 per year. This adds up to around $8,580 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 Volkswagen Jetta. 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 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is our top pick for the best model year value for the Jetta. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 70% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 and 2015 model years are also attractive years for the Jetta, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Jetta'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 Volkswagen Jetta models.

Volkswagen Jetta Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $22,984 $22,984 $193 $0 0% 100%
2020 $22,558 $18,638 $225 $4,346 18.91% 81.63% Better
2019 $21,706 $15,527 $278 $3,111 16.69% 70.25% Best
2018 $20,959 $14,465 $361 $1,062 6.84% 67.29% Good
2017 $20,321 $12,752 $431 $1,713 11.84% 60.63% Good
2016 $20,182 $12,008 $540 $744 5.83% 56.82%
2015 $20,105 $8,957 $761 $3,051 25.41% 40.77% Better
2014 $19,011 $7,604 $849 $1,353 15.11% 40%
2013 $18,774 $7,757 $931 +$153 -2.01% 36.36%
2012 $18,021 $6,307 $1,053 $1,450 18.69% 35%
2011 $17,226 $6,276 $1,069 $31 0.49% 30.23%
2010 $16,955 $5,324 $1,199 $952 15.17% 24.33%
2009 $16,870 $4,759 $1,388 $565 10.61% 19.98%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $22,984 100%
2020 $18,638 81.63% Better
2019 $15,527 70.25% Best
2018 $14,465 67.29% Good
2017 $12,752 60.63% Good
2016 $12,008 56.82%
2015 $8,957 40.77% Better
2014 $7,604 40%
2013 $7,757 36.36%
2012 $6,307 35%
2011 $6,276 30.23%
2010 $5,324 24.33%
2009 $4,759 19.98%

Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

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

Depreciation Rankings

Other Volkswagen Jetta Costs of Ownership

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