Audi A4 Depreciation

An Audi A4 will depreciate 51% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $20,870.

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.

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Audi A4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,188 80.65% $34,127 12,000 2022
2 $10,118 76.09% $32,197 24,000 2023
3 $16,414 61.21% $25,901 36,000 2024
4 $16,757 60.40% $25,558 48,000 2025
5 $21,445 49.32% $20,870 60,000 2026
6 $25,232 40.37% $17,083 72,000 2027
7 $25,838 38.94% $16,477 84,000 2028
8 $27,894 34.08% $14,421 96,000 2029
9 $31,635 25.24% $10,680 108,000 2030
10 $32,642 22.86% $9,673 120,000 2031

Audi A4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,188 80.65% $34,127
2 $10,118 76.09% $32,197
3 $16,414 61.21% $25,901
4 $16,757 60.40% $25,558
5 $21,445 49.32% $20,870
6 $25,232 40.37% $17,083
7 $25,838 38.94% $16,477
8 $27,894 34.08% $14,421
9 $31,635 25.24% $10,680
10 $32,642 22.86% $9,673

Buying an Audi A4 New vs Used

If you purchase a used Audi A4 that is 2 years old, then you could save $10,118 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 $11,327. 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 $1,724 per year. This adds up to around $8,620 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

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, 61% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 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
2021 $42,315 $42,315 $318 $0 0% 100%
2020 $42,231 $34,430 $370 $7,885 18.63% 80.65% Better
2019 $42,064 $32,460 $453 $1,970 5.72% 76.09% Good
2018 $41,912 $26,241 $586 $6,219 19.16% 61.21% Best
2017 $37,274 $23,209 $696 $3,032 11.55% 60.4%
2016 $35,657 $18,456 $870 $4,753 20.48% 49.32% Good
2015 $35,272 $15,463 $1,222 $2,993 16.22% 40.37% Better
2014 $33,631 $14,457 $1,362 $1,006 6.51% 38.94%
2013 $32,377 $12,525 $1,492 $1,932 13.36% 34.08%
2012 $33,245 $10,076 $1,685 $2,449 19.55% 25.24%
2011 $33,100 $9,277 $1,710 $799 7.93% 22.86%
2010 $32,231 $7,993 $1,917 $1,284 13.84% 18.85%
2009 $38,359 $7,495 $2,217 $498 6.23% 13.76%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $42,315 100%
2020 $34,430 80.65% Better
2019 $32,460 76.09% Good
2018 $26,241 61.21% Best
2017 $23,209 60.4%
2016 $18,456 49.32% Good
2015 $15,463 40.37% Better
2014 $14,457 38.94%
2013 $12,525 34.08%
2012 $10,076 25.24%
2011 $9,277 22.86%
2010 $7,993 18.85%
2009 $7,495 13.76%

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: