Audi A4 Depreciation

An Audi A4 will depreciate 49% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $21,382.

You will lose about half of your money after 5 years, if you purchase a new Audi A4. You can, however, 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 37% off 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 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $42,315 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 Calculator

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Audi A4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $7,545 82.17% $34,770 12,000 2022
2 $10,016 76.33% $32,299 24,000 2023
3 $15,437 63.52% $26,878 36,000 2024
4 $15,580 63.18% $26,735 48,000 2025
5 $20,933 50.53% $21,382 60,000 2026
6 $24,179 42.86% $18,136 72,000 2027
7 $25,626 39.44% $16,689 84,000 2028
8 $27,611 34.75% $14,704 96,000 2029
9 $30,780 27.26% $11,535 108,000 2030
10 $32,066 24.22% $10,249 120,000 2031

Audi A4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,545 82.17% $34,770
2 $10,016 76.33% $32,299
3 $15,437 63.52% $26,878
4 $15,580 63.18% $26,735
5 $20,933 50.53% $21,382
6 $24,179 42.86% $18,136
7 $25,626 39.44% $16,689
8 $27,611 34.75% $14,704
9 $30,780 27.26% $11,535
10 $32,066 24.22% $10,249

Buying an Audi A4 New vs Used

If you purchase a used Audi A4 that is 2 years old, then you could save $10,016 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 $10,917. 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, 64% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 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
2021 $42,315 $42,315 $325 $0 0% 100%
2020 $42,231 $35,075 $374 $7,240 17.11% 82.17% Better
2019 $42,064 $32,571 $464 $2,504 7.14% 76.33% Good
2018 $41,912 $27,223 $602 $5,348 16.42% 63.52% Best
2017 $37,274 $24,240 $692 $2,983 10.96% 63.18%
2016 $35,657 $18,895 $876 $5,345 22.05% 50.53% Better
2015 $35,272 $16,330 $1,211 $2,565 13.58% 42.86% Good
2014 $33,631 $14,634 $1,369 $1,696 10.39% 39.44%
2013 $32,377 $12,726 $1,475 $1,908 13.04% 34.75%
2012 $33,245 $10,746 $1,684 $1,980 15.56% 27.26%
2011 $33,100 $9,746 $1,730 $1,000 9.31% 24.22%
2010 $32,231 $8,761 $1,982 $985 10.11% 21.03%
2009 $38,359 $8,200 $2,339 $561 6.4% 15.28%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $42,315 100%
2020 $35,075 82.17% Better
2019 $32,571 76.33% Good
2018 $27,223 63.52% Best
2017 $24,240 63.18%
2016 $18,895 50.53% Better
2015 $16,330 42.86% Good
2014 $14,634 39.44%
2013 $12,726 34.75%
2012 $10,746 27.26%
2011 $9,746 24.22%
2010 $8,761 21.03%
2009 $8,200 15.28%

Audi A4 Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Audi A4 ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the A4 stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

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: