Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

A Volkswagen Jetta will depreciate 51% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $10,963.

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, and assumes a purchase price of $22,558 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.

Volkswagen Jetta Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $4,320 80.85% $18,238 13,500 2021
2 $7,401 67.19% $15,157 27,000 2022
3 $7,846 65.22% $14,712 40,500 2023
4 $9,398 58.34% $13,160 54,000 2024
5 $11,595 48.60% $10,963 67,500 2025
6 $11,841 47.51% $10,717 81,000 2026
7 $12,323 45.37% $10,235 94,500 2027
8 $13,787 38.88% $8,771 108,000 2028
9 $15,105 33.04% $7,453 121,500 2029
10 $16,472 26.98% $6,086 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,320 80.85% $18,238
2 $7,401 67.19% $15,157
3 $7,846 65.22% $14,712
4 $9,398 58.34% $13,160
5 $11,595 48.60% $10,963
6 $11,841 47.51% $10,717
7 $12,323 45.37% $10,235
8 $13,787 38.88% $8,771
9 $15,105 33.04% $7,453
10 $16,472 26.98% $6,086

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If you purchase a used Volkswagen Jetta that is 2 years old, then you could save $7,401 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 $4,194. 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 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is our top pick for the best model year value for the Jetta. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 67% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2017 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 $151 $0 0% 100%
2019 $21,706 $17,731 $182 $4,827 21.4% 80.85% Better
2018 $20,959 $14,322 $239 $3,409 19.23% 67.19% Best
2017 $20,321 $13,578 $325 $744 5.19% 65.22% Better
2016 $20,182 $12,157 $382 $1,421 10.47% 58.34% Good
2015 $20,105 $10,269 $498 $1,888 15.53% 48.6% Good
2014 $19,011 $9,740 $708 $529 5.15% 47.51%
2013 $18,774 $9,326 $808 $414 4.25% 45.37%
2012 $18,021 $7,880 $874 $1,446 15.51% 38.88%
2011 $17,226 $6,697 $1,006 $1,183 15.01% 33.04%
2010 $16,955 $5,609 $1,035 $1,088 16.25% 26.98%
2009 $16,870 $4,889 $1,193 $720 12.84% 21.91%
2008 $15,940 $4,501 $1,418 $388 7.94% 19.34%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $22,558 100%
2019 $17,731 80.85% Better
2018 $14,322 67.19% Best
2017 $13,578 65.22% Better
2016 $12,157 58.34% Good
2015 $10,269 48.6% Good
2014 $9,740 47.51%
2013 $9,326 45.37%
2012 $7,880 38.88%
2011 $6,697 33.04%
2010 $5,609 26.98%
2009 $4,889 21.91%
2008 $4,501 19.34%
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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 April 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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