Audi A4 Depreciation

An Audi A4 will depreciate 31% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $32,819.

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 $47,427 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 $5,084 89.28% $42,343 12,000 2022
2 $6,166 87.00% $41,261 24,000 2023
3 $9,983 78.95% $37,444 36,000 2024
4 $13,502 71.53% $33,925 48,000 2025
5 $14,608 69.20% $32,819 60,000 2026
6 $20,783 56.18% $26,644 72,000 2027
7 $24,619 48.09% $22,808 84,000 2028
8 $25,587 46.05% $21,840 96,000 2029
9 $28,352 40.22% $19,075 108,000 2030
10 $31,392 33.81% $16,035 120,000 2031

Audi A4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $5,084 89.28% $42,343
2 $6,166 87.00% $41,261
3 $9,983 78.95% $37,444
4 $13,502 71.53% $33,925
5 $14,608 69.20% $32,819
6 $20,783 56.18% $26,644
7 $24,619 48.09% $22,808
8 $25,587 46.05% $21,840
9 $28,352 40.22% $19,075
10 $31,392 33.81% $16,035

Buying an Audi A4 New vs Used

If you purchase a used Audi A4 that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,166 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 $8,442. 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.

What About Audi A4 Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure an Audi A4 is about $1,882 per year. This adds up to around $9,410 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own an Audi A4. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

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The Best Model Years to Buy an Audi A4

The 2021 Audi A4 is our top pick for the best model year value for the A4. With the 2021, you would only pay, on average, 89% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2018 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
2022 $47,427 $47,427 $328 $0 0% 100%
2021 $47,308 $42,616 $380 $4,811 10.14% 89.28% Best
2020 $42,231 $36,741 $463 $5,875 13.79% 87%
2019 $42,064 $33,807 $596 $2,934 7.99% 78.95% Better
2018 $41,912 $30,684 $706 $3,123 9.24% 71.53% Better
2017 $37,274 $26,674 $880 $4,010 13.07% 69.2%
2016 $35,657 $21,264 $1,232 $5,410 20.28% 56.18% Good
2015 $35,272 $18,333 $1,372 $2,931 13.78% 48.09% Good
2014 $33,631 $16,990 $1,502 $1,343 7.33% 46.05%
2013 $32,377 $14,718 $1,696 $2,272 13.37% 40.22%
2012 $33,245 $12,961 $1,720 $1,757 11.94% 33.81%
2011 $33,100 $11,070 $1,928 $1,891 14.59% 27.62%
2010 $32,231 $10,203 $2,228 $867 7.83% 24.74%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2022 $47,427 100%
2021 $42,616 89.28% Best
2020 $36,741 87%
2019 $33,807 78.95% Better
2018 $30,684 71.53% Better
2017 $26,674 69.2%
2016 $21,264 56.18% Good
2015 $18,333 48.09% Good
2014 $16,990 46.05%
2013 $14,718 40.22%
2012 $12,961 33.81%
2011 $11,070 27.62%
2010 $10,203 24.74%

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: