BMW X3 Depreciation

A BMW X3 will depreciate 52% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $23,651.

Like all BMWs, the X3 depreciate A LOT, and the depreciation doesn't slow down either. While they score marginally better than the larger X5, you really need to love it to own it. Our money is with one of the Lexus SUVs, which will likely hold its value better, and be less costly to repair and maintain.

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 $49,686 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 BMW X3.

BMW X3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,978 81.93% $40,708 12,000 2022
2 $12,203 75.44% $37,483 24,000 2023
3 $13,415 73.00% $36,271 36,000 2024
4 $18,205 63.36% $31,481 48,000 2025
5 $26,035 47.60% $23,651 60,000 2026
6 $30,010 39.60% $19,676 72,000 2027
7 $33,737 32.10% $15,949 84,000 2028
8 $37,096 25.34% $12,590 96,000 2029
9 $38,263 22.99% $11,423 108,000 2030
10 $38,909 21.69% $10,777 120,000 2031

BMW X3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,978 81.93% $40,708
2 $12,203 75.44% $37,483
3 $13,415 73.00% $36,271
4 $18,205 63.36% $31,481
5 $26,035 47.60% $23,651
6 $30,010 39.60% $19,676
7 $33,737 32.10% $15,949
8 $37,096 25.34% $12,590
9 $38,263 22.99% $11,423
10 $38,909 21.69% $10,777

BMW X3 Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used BMW X3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $12,203 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 $13,832. 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 X3 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a BMW X3

The 2016 BMW X3 is our top pick for the best model year value for the X3. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 48% of the price as new, with 58% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2015 and 2020 model years are also attractive years for the X3, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the X3'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 BMW X3 models.

BMW X3 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $49,686 $49,686 $594 $0 0% 100%
2020 $49,154 $40,965 $693 $8,721 17.55% 81.93% Better
2019 $48,091 $37,157 $879 $3,808 9.3% 75.44%
2018 $47,125 $34,401 $1,162 $2,756 7.42% 73%
2017 $40,325 $26,898 $1,348 $7,503 21.81% 63.36%
2016 $41,410 $21,438 $1,725 $5,460 20.3% 47.6% Best
2015 $40,570 $18,478 $2,412 $2,960 13.81% 39.6% Better
2014 $40,657 $15,787 $2,738 $2,691 14.56% 32.1% Good
2013 $39,744 $13,026 $2,955 $2,761 17.49% 25.34% Good
2012 $38,304 $12,190 $3,385 $836 6.42% 22.99%
2011 $37,344 $11,581 $3,480 $609 5% 21.69%
2010 $37,295 $9,202 $3,997 $2,379 20.54% 13.96%
2009 $38,113 $8,168 $4,730 $1,034 11.24% 9.02%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $49,686 100%
2020 $40,965 81.93% Better
2019 $37,157 75.44%
2018 $34,401 73%
2017 $26,898 63.36%
2016 $21,438 47.6% Best
2015 $18,478 39.6% Better
2014 $15,787 32.1% Good
2013 $13,026 25.34% Good
2012 $12,190 22.99%
2011 $11,581 21.69%
2010 $9,202 13.96%
2009 $8,168 9.02%

Other BMW X3 Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major BMW X3 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: