IDV Calculator

IDV calculator or the Insured Declared Value helps a vehicle owner identify the IDV of their vehicle and is calculated on the ex-showroom price. It will not only help the owner identify the value but also give an indication of the insurance premium amount. To do so, the IDV calculator uses multiple variables like the vehicle's price, the year it was purchased, and the model/brand of the automobile. In short, IDV is the amount that the vehicle owner can claim for reimbursement against the damage caused to the insured vehicle.

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Note: This is your car's recommended IDV as per IRDAI's depreciation guidelines However, insurance companies allow you to modify this IDV within a certain range (this range varies from insurer to insurer). Higher the IDV, higher the premium you pay.
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What is an IDV calculator and How Does it Work

An IDV calculator is an online tool that helps you calculate your car’s market value or the IDV in a few seconds. You can use the tool as many times as you want, free of charge. You also have the freedom to increase or decrease the car’s IDV to see how it would affect the car insurance premium that you have to pay. There is a direct relationship between the car IDV and the premium. A higher IDV means a higher premium and vice versa. 


The IDV calculator helps in reducing your burden when calculating the IDV. Calculating IDV may be a tedious job and require time and effort. Without the IDV calculator , you may have to use the given formula to calculate IDV.


IDV = Manufacturer’s registered price -Depreciation


In case there were accessories that were not added by the manufacturer when the car was delivered, they will be considered as an additional expense. The formula will then include accessory components.


Insured Declared Value = (Manufacturer’s listed price – Depreciation value) + (Cost of the vehicle accessories – Depreciation value of accessories)

How to Use the IDV Calculator?

The Bajaj Markets IDV calculator available online which you can find on top of this page, is extremely user-friendly. Just follow the simple steps given below to know how to calculate the IDV of a car.


  • Step 1: Enter all necessary details like Vehicle Type, Vehicle Number, Mobile Number, and Pin Code.

  • Step 2: Click on the button that says “Calculate IDV”.

That’s it! It’s just two steps to know the IDV of your vehicle.

IDV Value of Popular Car Models 

In the table below, you can find the IDV and insurance information of the some of the most popular car models in India: 

Car Models

Variant Name

Indicative IDV*

Insurance Premiums

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios



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Maruti Suzuki Baleno



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Hyundai Creta



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Maruti Vitara Brezza



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Maruti Suzuki Swift



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Tata Tiago



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Mahindra XUV 700



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Tata Nexon



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Kia Seltos

GTX 1.4


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Maruti Wagon R

LXI 1.4


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*Indicative IDV calculated through the IDV calculator by General Insurance Council, IRDAI.


The IDV is calculated for vehicles with ex-showroom as per Maharashtra, for the manufacturing year of 2021. Insured’s Declared Value (IDV) as per India Motor Tariff 2002; GR- 8.


Car Depreciation Rate for IDV Calculation

When using the IDV calculator , you can use the below-given table for reference to calculate the depreciation on your car depending on how old it is: 

Age of Car

Rate of Depreciation

0-6 months


6 months - 1 year


1-2 years


2-3 years


3-4 years


4-5 years


Factors that Help Decide the IDV

When you use the IDV calculator, keep in mind that there are several factors that impact the IDV. Read on to get a brief idea of them.


  • Year of Purchase

The age of the car is one of the most important factors for IDV calculation. The depreciation increases with age and hence, the IDV decreases.


  • Make and Model

The IDV calculator will show you that the selling price of every vehicle is different and it depends on the make and model of the vehicle. The IDV is indirectly influenced by the make and model of the vehicle.


  • City of Registration

The city of registration influences the IDV calculator as a vehicle being used in a large city is prone to more risks than a vehicle running in a small town.


  • Standard Depreciation

The IDV is calculated based on the depreciation of the vehicle. Limited depreciation is allowed depending on the age of the vehicle.

Impact of IDV on Car Insurance

The IDV calculator will help you understand that the IDV of your car directly impacts the insurance premiums for your car insurance as the IDV determines the insurance claim payout.


  • If your vehicle has a high IDV, you will also have to pay a higher premium.

  • On the other hand, if you want to shell out a smaller amount for the insurance of your vehicle, the IDV will be lower.

  • If you voluntarily choose to go for a lower IDV than the actual value of your car, then you may end up with a loss when you need to claim insurance for damage or theft.

Why Should You Care About Your Car’s IDV

Your car’s IDV is surely one of the most crucial factors when deciding its insurance premium. You know by now that the IDV is the maximum coverage that your insurer will provide you if your car goes for total loss, where the repair cost is more than the value of the car, or in case of theft of your car. The IDV thus decides how much premium would be enough to cover the car. 


While using the IDV calculator, you have certain control over the IDV of your car. While a lower IDV will result in a lower car insurance premium, it would also mean a lower liability for your insurer and in that case, when you require compensation, the amount would be lower too. On the other hand, a higher IDV on the IDV calculator clearly means a higher premium. 


The IDV also plays an important part in determining the resale value of your car. In case you plan to sell off your car, a higher IDV would help you get a higher price. However, the buyer may try to negotiate the price keeping in mind the other aspects of your car. 

Best Car Insurance Policy Based on your IDV Value

In case you are looking to buy a car insurance policy, you must make use of an IDV calculator. You can check out the car insurance plans at Bajaj Markets in the table below, along with their important features:


Bajaj Allianz Car Insurance

Acko Car Insurance

HDFC Ergo Car Insurance

Third-party cover

Comprehensive Car Insurance

Third-party Premium (Effective 1st June 2022)

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Starting from ₹2,094

Starting from ₹2,094

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Claim Settlement Ratio




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FAQs about IDV Calculator

  • ✔️What is the IDV of a new car?

    The IDV is the manufacturer’s price minus the depreciation. Ideally, there should be no depreciation in the value of a new car, but once the car is sold, an amount is deducted as depreciation. If the car is less than 6 months old, 5% is deducted as depreciation.

  • ✔️Why does the IDV of a car reduce every year?

    As the market value reduces every year due to the depreciation in the value with the car’s age and usage, the IDV of the car reduces each year. When using the IDV calculator you may see your IDV declines over the years.

  • ✔️Why does the IDV value of cars differ from one insurer to another?

    When using the IDV calculator of different insurers you may see differences in the IDV. This happens because insurers usually reduce the IDV to attract customers by offering lower premiums. Lower IDV means lower liability and lower claim settlement amount.

  • ✔️What happens if one declares a low IDV?

    When you select a lower IDV on the IDV calculator, you would be able to get a lower car insurance premium. While this may sound tempting, keep in mind that a lower IDV means lower compensation in case your car is lost or damaged beyond repair.

  • ✔️Is it a better option to go for a higher IDV?

    While a higher IDV on the IDV calculator means higher coverage in case your car is stolen or is in a total loss, keep in mind that you would have to pay a slightly higher premium. Therefore, weigh the pros and come and decide accordingly.

  • ✔️What is the IDV for older cars that are more than 5 years old?

    For a car that is 5 years or older, the IDV depends on a few other factors such as the overall condition of the car, the make, model and variant etc.

  • ✔️Will the purchase location have any impact on my car’s IDV?

    As the ex-showroom price of the car is different for different locations, hence the IDV value will also change accordingly. This means, your car's IDV value does get affected by the purchase location.