Audi A4 Depreciation

An Audi A4 will depreciate 56% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $18,523.

You will lose a lot if you purchase a new Audi A4, but you can find some good deals on models that are two or three years old, as many come off lease. The A4 is a pretty reliable car, so let someone else buy it new, so that you can buy it for half price when it is three years old, and possibly still under warranty.

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 $42,231 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 Audi A4.

Audi A4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,265 80.43% $33,966 13,500 2021
2 $13,341 68.41% $28,890 27,000 2022
3 $14,291 66.16% $27,940 40,500 2023
4 $20,077 52.46% $22,154 54,000 2024
5 $23,708 43.86% $18,523 67,500 2025
6 $25,208 40.31% $17,023 81,000 2026
7 $27,138 35.74% $15,093 94,500 2027
8 $30,263 28.34% $11,968 108,000 2028
9 $31,914 24.43% $10,317 121,500 2029
10 $32,792 22.35% $9,439 135,000 2030

Audi A4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,265 80.43% $33,966
2 $13,341 68.41% $28,890
3 $14,291 66.16% $27,940
4 $20,077 52.46% $22,154
5 $23,708 43.86% $18,523
6 $25,208 40.31% $17,023
7 $27,138 35.74% $15,093
8 $30,263 28.34% $11,968
9 $31,914 24.43% $10,317
10 $32,792 22.35% $9,439

Audi A4 Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Audi A4 that is 2 years old, then you could save $13,341 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 $10,367. 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 A4 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy an Audi A4

The 2018 Audi A4 is our top pick for the best model year value for the A4. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 68% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2015 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the A4, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the A4'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 Audi A4 models.

Audi A4 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $42,231 $42,231 $325 $0 0% 100%
2019 $42,064 $34,206 $373 $8,025 19% 80.43% Good
2018 $41,912 $29,137 $464 $5,069 14.82% 68.41% Best
2017 $37,274 $25,263 $602 $3,874 13.3% 66.16%
2016 $35,657 $19,396 $692 $5,867 23.22% 52.46% Better
2015 $35,272 $16,347 $876 $3,049 15.72% 43.86% Better
2014 $33,631 $14,766 $1,210 $1,581 9.67% 40.31% Good
2013 $32,377 $12,941 $1,369 $1,825 12.36% 35.74%
2012 $33,245 $10,897 $1,475 $2,044 15.79% 28.34%
2011 $33,100 $9,769 $1,684 $1,128 10.35% 24.43%
2010 $32,231 $8,934 $1,730 $835 8.55% 22.35%
2009 $38,359 $8,234 $1,982 $700 7.84% 16.3%
2008 $37,057 $6,622 $2,339 $1,612 19.58% 11.56%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $42,231 100%
2019 $34,206 80.43% Good
2018 $29,137 68.41% Best
2017 $25,263 66.16%
2016 $19,396 52.46% Better
2015 $16,347 43.86% Better
2014 $14,766 40.31% Good
2013 $12,941 35.74%
2012 $10,897 28.34%
2011 $9,769 24.43%
2010 $8,934 22.35%
2009 $8,234 16.3%
2008 $6,622 11.56%

Other Audi A4 Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Audi A4 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: