Audi A6 Depreciation

An Audi A6 will depreciate 55% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $23,658.

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 $52,249 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 A6.

Audi A6 Depreciation Calculator

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Audi A6 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $11,448 78.09% $40,801 12,000 2022
2 $14,149 72.92% $38,100 24,000 2023
3 $20,037 61.65% $32,212 36,000 2024
4 $24,855 52.43% $27,394 48,000 2025
5 $28,591 45.28% $23,658 60,000 2026
6 $33,418 36.04% $18,831 72,000 2027
7 $34,787 33.42% $17,462 84,000 2028
8 $36,167 30.78% $16,082 96,000 2029
9 $37,588 28.06% $14,661 108,000 2030
10 $42,896 17.90% $9,353 120,000 2031

Audi A6 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $11,448 78.09% $40,801
2 $14,149 72.92% $38,100
3 $20,037 61.65% $32,212
4 $24,855 52.43% $27,394
5 $28,591 45.28% $23,658
6 $33,418 36.04% $18,831
7 $34,787 33.42% $17,462
8 $36,167 30.78% $16,082
9 $37,588 28.06% $14,661
10 $42,896 17.90% $9,353

Buying an Audi A6 New vs Used

If you purchase a used Audi A6 that is 2 years old, then you could save $14,149 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 $14,442. 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 A6 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy an Audi A6

The 2017 Audi A6 is our top pick for the best model year value for the A6. With the 2017, you would only pay, on average, 52% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2015 and 2020 model years are also attractive years for the A6, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the A6'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 A6 models.

Audi A6 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $52,249 $52,249 $345 $0 0% 100%
2020 $51,794 $40,838 $393 $11,411 21.84% 78.09% Better
2019 $50,885 $37,591 $484 $3,247 7.95% 72.92%
2018 $50,066 $31,486 $622 $6,105 16.24% 61.65% Good
2017 $52,584 $28,284 $712 $3,202 10.17% 52.43% Best
2016 $50,001 $23,535 $896 $4,749 16.79% 45.28% Good
2015 $49,939 $19,228 $1,230 $4,307 18.3% 36.04% Better
2014 $48,541 $17,612 $1,389 $1,616 8.4% 33.42%
2013 $44,680 $15,249 $1,495 $2,363 13.42% 30.78%
2012 $44,198 $14,104 $1,704 $1,145 7.51% 28.06%
2011 $50,349 $10,760 $1,750 $3,344 23.71% 17.9%
2010 $50,349 $9,876 $2,002 $884 8.22% 15.64%
2009 $51,169 $8,417 $2,359 $1,459 14.77% 11.84%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $52,249 100%
2020 $40,838 78.09% Better
2019 $37,591 72.92%
2018 $31,486 61.65% Good
2017 $28,284 52.43% Best
2016 $23,535 45.28% Good
2015 $19,228 36.04% Better
2014 $17,612 33.42%
2013 $15,249 30.78%
2012 $14,104 28.06%
2011 $10,760 17.9%
2010 $9,876 15.64%
2009 $8,417 11.84%

Audi A6 Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Audi A6 ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the A6 stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other Audi A6 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 A6 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: