Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

A Volkswagen Jetta will depreciate 43% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $13,193.

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.

Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation Calculator

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Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $3,677 84.00% $19,307 12,000 2022
2 $5,647 75.43% $17,337 24,000 2023
3 $7,399 67.81% $15,585 36,000 2024
4 $7,787 66.12% $15,197 48,000 2025
5 $9,791 57.40% $13,193 60,000 2026
6 $12,308 46.45% $10,676 72,000 2027
7 $12,689 44.79% $10,295 84,000 2028
8 $13,119 42.92% $9,865 96,000 2029
9 $14,259 37.96% $8,725 108,000 2030
10 $14,903 35.16% $8,081 120,000 2031

Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $3,677 84.00% $19,307
2 $5,647 75.43% $17,337
3 $7,399 67.81% $15,585
4 $7,787 66.12% $15,197
5 $9,791 57.40% $13,193
6 $12,308 46.45% $10,676
7 $12,689 44.79% $10,295
8 $13,119 42.92% $9,865
9 $14,259 37.96% $8,725
10 $14,903 35.16% $8,081

Buying a Volkswagen Jetta New vs Used

If you purchase a used Volkswagen Jetta that is 2 years old, then you could save $5,647 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 $4,144. 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.

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, 75% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 and 2018 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 $197 $0 0% 100%
2020 $22,558 $19,176 $228 $3,808 16.57% 84% Better
2019 $21,706 $16,657 $285 $2,519 13.14% 75.43% Best
2018 $20,959 $14,584 $371 $2,073 12.45% 67.81% Better
2017 $20,321 $13,865 $428 $719 4.93% 66.12%
2016 $20,182 $12,129 $544 $1,736 12.52% 57.4% Good
2015 $20,105 $10,092 $754 $2,037 16.79% 46.45% Good
2014 $19,011 $9,369 $854 $723 7.16% 44.79%
2013 $18,774 $8,978 $920 $391 4.17% 42.92%
2012 $18,021 $7,892 $1,052 $1,086 12.1% 37.96%
2011 $17,226 $7,138 $1,081 $754 9.55% 35.16%
2010 $16,955 $6,075 $1,239 $1,063 14.89% 28.52%
2009 $16,870 $5,191 $1,464 $884 14.55% 22.09%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $22,984 100%
2020 $19,176 84% Better
2019 $16,657 75.43% Best
2018 $14,584 67.81% Better
2017 $13,865 66.12%
2016 $12,129 57.4% Good
2015 $10,092 46.45% Good
2014 $9,369 44.79%
2013 $8,978 42.92%
2012 $7,892 37.96%
2011 $7,138 35.16%
2010 $6,075 28.52%
2009 $5,191 22.09%

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: