Audi A4 Depreciation

An Audi A4 will depreciate 56% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $18,624.

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, 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 $8,180 80.63% $34,051 13,500 2021
2 $13,252 68.62% $28,979 27,000 2022
3 $14,194 66.39% $28,037 40,500 2023
4 $19,979 52.69% $22,252 54,000 2024
5 $23,607 44.10% $18,624 67,500 2025
6 $25,102 40.56% $17,129 81,000 2026
7 $27,028 36.00% $15,203 94,500 2027
8 $30,153 28.60% $12,078 108,000 2028
9 $31,808 24.68% $10,423 121,500 2029
10 $32,683 22.61% $9,548 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,180 80.63% $34,051
2 $13,252 68.62% $28,979
3 $14,194 66.39% $28,037
4 $19,979 52.69% $22,252
5 $23,607 44.10% $18,624
6 $25,102 40.56% $17,129
7 $27,028 36.00% $15,203
8 $30,153 28.60% $12,078
9 $31,808 24.68% $10,423
10 $32,683 22.61% $9,548

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If you purchase a used Audi A4 that is 2 years old, then you could save $13,252 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 $10,355. 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, 69% 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 $241 $0 0% 100%
2019 $42,064 $34,206 $289 $8,025 19% 80.63% Good
2018 $41,912 $29,137 $379 $5,069 14.82% 68.62% Best
2017 $37,274 $25,263 $517 $3,874 13.3% 66.39%
2016 $35,657 $19,396 $608 $5,867 23.22% 52.69% Better
2015 $35,272 $16,347 $791 $3,049 15.72% 44.1% Better
2014 $33,631 $14,766 $1,126 $1,581 9.67% 40.56% Good
2013 $32,377 $12,941 $1,285 $1,825 12.36% 36%
2012 $33,245 $10,897 $1,390 $2,044 15.79% 28.6%
2011 $33,100 $9,769 $1,600 $1,128 10.35% 24.68%
2010 $32,231 $8,934 $1,645 $835 8.55% 22.61%
2009 $38,359 $8,234 $1,897 $700 7.84% 16.52%
2008 $37,057 $6,622 $2,254 $1,612 19.58% 11.79%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $42,231 100%
2019 $34,206 80.63% Good
2018 $29,137 68.62% Best
2017 $25,263 66.39%
2016 $19,396 52.69% Better
2015 $16,347 44.1% Better
2014 $14,766 40.56% Good
2013 $12,941 36%
2012 $10,897 28.6%
2011 $9,769 24.68%
2010 $8,934 22.61%
2009 $8,234 16.52%
2008 $6,622 11.79%
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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 September 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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