Audi A4 Depreciation

An Audi A4 will depreciate 57% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $18,134.

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 after three years on the road.

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, and assumes a purchase price of $42,231 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Audi A4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,569 79.71% $33,662 13,500 2021
2 $15,444 63.43% $26,787 27,000 2022
3 $16,588 60.72% $25,643 40,500 2023
4 $21,086 50.07% $21,145 54,000 2024
5 $24,097 42.94% $18,134 67,500 2025
6 $26,660 36.87% $15,571 81,000 2026
7 $28,894 31.58% $13,337 94,500 2027
8 $31,306 25.87% $10,925 108,000 2028
9 $33,172 21.45% $9,059 121,500 2029
10 $34,325 18.72% $7,906 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,569 79.71% $33,662
2 $15,444 63.43% $26,787
3 $16,588 60.72% $25,643
4 $21,086 50.07% $21,145
5 $24,097 42.94% $18,134
6 $26,660 36.87% $15,571
7 $28,894 31.58% $13,337
8 $31,306 25.87% $10,925
9 $33,172 21.45% $9,059
10 $34,325 18.72% $7,906

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If you purchase a used Audi A4 that is 2 years old, then you could save $15,444 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 $8,653. 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, 63% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2015 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 $241 $0 0% 100%
2019 $42,064 $33,817 $289 $8,414 19.92% 79.71%
2018 $41,912 $26,964 $379 $6,853 20.26% 63.43% Best
2017 $37,274 $23,149 $517 $3,815 14.15% 60.72% Good
2016 $35,657 $18,462 $608 $4,687 20.25% 50.07% Better
2015 $35,272 $15,937 $791 $2,525 13.68% 42.94% Better
2014 $33,631 $13,527 $1,126 $2,410 15.12% 36.87% Good
2013 $32,377 $11,511 $1,285 $2,016 14.9% 31.58%
2012 $33,245 $9,990 $1,390 $1,521 13.21% 25.87%
2011 $33,100 $8,699 $1,600 $1,291 12.92% 21.45%
2010 $32,231 $7,680 $1,645 $1,019 11.71% 18.72%
2009 $38,359 $7,478 $1,897 $202 2.63% 14.55%
2008 $37,057 $6,171 $2,254 $1,307 17.48% 10.57%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $42,231 100%
2019 $33,817 79.71%
2018 $26,964 63.43% Best
2017 $23,149 60.72% Good
2016 $18,462 50.07% Better
2015 $15,937 42.94% Better
2014 $13,527 36.87% Good
2013 $11,511 31.58%
2012 $9,990 25.87%
2011 $8,699 21.45%
2010 $7,680 18.72%
2009 $7,478 14.55%
2008 $6,171 10.57%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in April 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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