Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

A Volkswagen Jetta will depreciate 52% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $10,819.

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. It also assumes a selling price of $22,558 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

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $5,315 76.44% $17,243 13,500 2021
2 $6,946 69.21% $15,612 27,000 2022
3 $7,237 67.92% $15,321 40,500 2023
4 $9,219 59.13% $13,339 54,000 2024
5 $11,739 47.96% $10,819 67,500 2025
6 $11,908 47.21% $10,650 81,000 2026
7 $12,845 43.06% $9,713 94,500 2027
8 $13,503 40.14% $9,055 108,000 2028
9 $14,721 34.74% $7,837 121,500 2029
10 $15,829 29.83% $6,729 135,000 2030

Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $5,315 76.44% $17,243
2 $6,946 69.21% $15,612
3 $7,237 67.92% $15,321
4 $9,219 59.13% $13,339
5 $11,739 47.96% $10,819
6 $11,908 47.21% $10,650
7 $12,845 43.06% $9,713
8 $13,503 40.14% $9,055
9 $14,721 34.74% $7,837
10 $15,829 29.83% $6,729

Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Volkswagen Jetta that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,946 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 $4,793. 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, 76% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 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
2020 $22,558 $22,558 $196 $0 0% 100%
2019 $21,706 $16,820 $227 $5,738 25.44% 76.44% Best
2018 $20,959 $14,789 $284 $2,031 12.07% 69.21% Better
2017 $20,321 $14,173 $370 $616 4.17% 67.92% Good
2016 $20,182 $12,360 $427 $1,813 12.79% 59.13% Good
2015 $20,105 $10,186 $543 $2,174 17.59% 47.96% Better
2014 $19,011 $9,728 $753 $458 4.5% 47.21%
2013 $18,774 $8,937 $853 $791 8.13% 43.06%
2012 $18,021 $8,152 $919 $785 8.78% 40.14%
2011 $17,226 $7,035 $1,051 $1,117 13.7% 34.74%
2010 $16,955 $6,137 $1,080 $898 12.76% 29.83%
2009 $16,870 $5,303 $1,239 $834 13.59% 24.09%
2008 $15,940 $4,658 $1,463 $645 12.16% 20.04%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $22,558 100%
2019 $16,820 76.44% Best
2018 $14,789 69.21% Better
2017 $14,173 67.92% Good
2016 $12,360 59.13% Good
2015 $10,186 47.96% Better
2014 $9,728 47.21%
2013 $8,937 43.06%
2012 $8,152 40.14%
2011 $7,035 34.74%
2010 $6,137 29.83%
2009 $5,303 24.09%
2008 $4,658 20.04%

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: