Audi A6 Depreciation

An Audi A6 will depreciate 62% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $19,578.

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 year, and assumes a purchase price of $51,794 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 A6 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,732 83.14% $43,062 13,500 2021
2 $19,055 63.21% $32,739 27,000 2022
3 $23,281 55.05% $28,513 40,500 2023
4 $27,575 46.76% $24,219 54,000 2024
5 $32,216 37.80% $19,578 67,500 2025
6 $33,796 34.75% $17,998 81,000 2026
7 $35,676 31.12% $16,118 94,500 2027
8 $36,634 29.27% $15,160 108,000 2028
9 $42,134 18.65% $9,660 121,500 2029
10 $43,238 16.52% $8,556 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,732 83.14% $43,062
2 $19,055 63.21% $32,739
3 $23,281 55.05% $28,513
4 $27,575 46.76% $24,219
5 $32,216 37.80% $19,578
6 $33,796 34.75% $17,998
7 $35,676 31.12% $16,118
8 $36,634 29.27% $15,160
9 $42,134 18.65% $9,660
10 $43,238 16.52% $8,556

Audi A6 Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Audi A6 that is 2 years old, then you could save $19,055 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 $13,161. 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 2015 Audi A6 is our top pick for the best model year value for the A6. With the 2015, you would only pay, on average, 38% of the price as new, with 58% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 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
2020 $51,794 $51,794 $241 $0 0% 100%
2019 $50,885 $42,597 $289 $9,197 17.76% 83.14%
2018 $50,066 $32,026 $379 $10,571 24.82% 63.21% Better
2017 $52,584 $29,466 $517 $2,560 7.99% 55.05% Better
2016 $50,001 $23,990 $608 $5,476 18.58% 46.76% Good
2015 $49,939 $19,670 $791 $4,320 18.01% 37.8% Best
2014 $48,541 $17,992 $1,126 $1,678 8.53% 34.75% Good
2013 $44,680 $15,191 $1,285 $2,801 15.57% 31.12%
2012 $44,198 $14,328 $1,390 $863 5.68% 29.27%
2011 $50,349 $10,989 $1,600 $3,339 23.3% 18.65%
2010 $50,349 $9,963 $1,645 $1,026 9.34% 16.52%
2009 $51,169 $8,662 $1,897 $1,301 13.06% 13.22%
2008 $47,889 $7,327 $2,254 $1,335 15.41% 10.59%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $51,794 100%
2019 $42,597 83.14%
2018 $32,026 63.21% Better
2017 $29,466 55.05% Better
2016 $23,990 46.76% Good
2015 $19,670 37.8% Best
2014 $17,992 34.75% Good
2013 $15,191 31.12%
2012 $14,328 29.27%
2011 $10,989 18.65%
2010 $9,963 16.52%
2009 $8,662 13.22%
2008 $7,327 10.59%
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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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