Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

A Volkswagen Jetta will depreciate 17% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $22,274.

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 $26,752 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.

Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation Calculator

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Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $2,055 92.32% $24,697 12,000 2022
2 $3,809 85.76% $22,943 24,000 2023
3 $4,018 84.98% $22,734 36,000 2024
4 $4,267 84.05% $22,485 48,000 2025
5 $4,478 83.26% $22,274 60,000 2026
6 $7,057 73.62% $19,695 72,000 2027
7 $8,622 67.77% $18,130 84,000 2028
8 $10,222 61.79% $16,530 96,000 2029
9 $11,453 57.19% $15,299 108,000 2030
10 $13,009 51.37% $13,743 120,000 2031

Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $2,055 92.32% $24,697
2 $3,809 85.76% $22,943
3 $4,018 84.98% $22,734
4 $4,267 84.05% $22,485
5 $4,478 83.26% $22,274
6 $7,057 73.62% $19,695
7 $8,622 67.77% $18,130
8 $10,222 61.79% $16,530
9 $11,453 57.19% $15,299
10 $13,009 51.37% $13,743

Buying a Volkswagen Jetta New vs Used

If you purchase a used Volkswagen Jetta that is 2 years old, then you could save $3,809 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 $669. 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 $1,874 per year. This adds up to around $9,370 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 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is our top pick for the best model year value for the Jetta. With the 2021, you would only pay, on average, 92% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 and 2019 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
2022 $26,752 $26,752 $200 $0 0% 100%
2021 $26,696 $24,879 $233 $1,873 7% 92.32% Best
2020 $22,558 $19,630 $285 $5,249 21.1% 85.76% Better
2019 $21,706 $18,814 $369 $816 4.16% 84.98% Better
2018 $20,959 $18,055 $438 $759 4.03% 84.05% Good
2017 $20,321 $17,466 $547 $589 3.26% 83.26%
2016 $20,182 $15,626 $769 $1,840 10.53% 73.62% Good
2015 $20,105 $14,482 $857 $1,144 7.32% 67.77%
2014 $19,011 $12,685 $939 $1,797 12.41% 61.79%
2013 $18,774 $11,796 $1,060 $889 7.01% 57.19%
2012 $18,021 $10,334 $1,076 $1,462 12.39% 51.37%
2011 $17,226 $8,942 $1,206 $1,392 13.47% 44.91%
2010 $16,955 $7,592 $1,395 $1,350 15.1% 36.55%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2022 $26,752 100%
2021 $24,879 92.32% Best
2020 $19,630 85.76% Better
2019 $18,814 84.98% Better
2018 $18,055 84.05% Good
2017 $17,466 83.26%
2016 $15,626 73.62% Good
2015 $14,482 67.77%
2014 $12,685 61.79%
2013 $11,796 57.19%
2012 $10,334 51.37%
2011 $8,942 44.91%
2010 $7,592 36.55%

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: