Audi A6 Depreciation

An Audi A6 will depreciate 64% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $18,791.

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 $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 $10,721 79.30% $41,073 13,500 2021
2 $21,344 58.79% $30,450 27,000 2022
3 $25,736 50.31% $26,058 40,500 2023
4 $28,476 45.02% $23,318 54,000 2024
5 $33,003 36.28% $18,791 67,500 2025
6 $35,044 32.34% $16,750 81,000 2026
7 $36,820 28.91% $14,974 94,500 2027
8 $38,473 25.72% $13,321 108,000 2028
9 $43,093 16.80% $8,701 121,500 2029
10 $44,351 14.37% $7,443 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $10,721 79.30% $41,073
2 $21,344 58.79% $30,450
3 $25,736 50.31% $26,058
4 $28,476 45.02% $23,318
5 $33,003 36.28% $18,791
6 $35,044 32.34% $16,750
7 $36,820 28.91% $14,974
8 $38,473 25.72% $13,321
9 $43,093 16.80% $8,701
10 $44,351 14.37% $7,443

Audi A6 Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Audi A6 that is 2 years old, then you could save $21,344 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 $11,659. 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, 50% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2015 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 $40,641 $289 $11,153 21.53% 79.3%
2018 $50,066 $29,813 $379 $10,828 26.64% 58.79% Better
2017 $52,584 $26,973 $517 $2,840 9.53% 50.31% Best
2016 $50,001 $23,117 $608 $3,856 14.3% 45.02% Good
2015 $49,939 $18,910 $791 $4,207 18.2% 36.28% Better
2014 $48,541 $16,823 $1,126 $2,087 11.04% 32.34% Good
2013 $44,680 $14,203 $1,285 $2,620 15.57% 28.91%
2012 $44,198 $12,759 $1,390 $1,444 10.17% 25.72%
2011 $50,349 $10,061 $1,600 $2,698 21.15% 16.8%
2010 $50,349 $8,878 $1,645 $1,183 11.76% 14.37%
2009 $51,169 $8,621 $1,897 $257 2.89% 13.14%
2008 $47,889 $6,965 $2,254 $1,656 19.21% 9.84%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $51,794 100%
2019 $40,641 79.3%
2018 $29,813 58.79% Better
2017 $26,973 50.31% Best
2016 $23,117 45.02% Good
2015 $18,910 36.28% Better
2014 $16,823 32.34% Good
2013 $14,203 28.91%
2012 $12,759 25.72%
2011 $10,061 16.8%
2010 $8,878 14.37%
2009 $8,621 13.14%
2008 $6,965 9.84%
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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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