Audi S4 Depreciation

An Audi S4 will depreciate 58% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $23,655.

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 $56,768 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 S4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $11,246 80.19% $45,522 13,500 2021
2 $17,240 69.63% $39,528 27,000 2022
3 $25,426 55.21% $31,342 40,500 2023
4 $27,964 50.74% $28,804 54,000 2024
5 $33,113 41.67% $23,655 67,500 2025
6 $35,503 37.46% $21,265 81,000 2026
7 $38,228 32.66% $18,540 94,500 2027
8 $39,176 30.99% $17,592 108,000 2028
9 $41,225 27.38% $15,543 121,500 2029
10 $45,465 19.91% $11,303 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $11,246 80.19% $45,522
2 $17,240 69.63% $39,528
3 $25,426 55.21% $31,342
4 $27,964 50.74% $28,804
5 $33,113 41.67% $23,655
6 $35,503 37.46% $21,265
7 $38,228 32.66% $18,540
8 $39,176 30.99% $17,592
9 $41,225 27.38% $15,543
10 $45,465 19.91% $11,303

Audi S4 Depreciation Calculator

Current Vehicle Age
Current Price
Own it For
Annual Miles

If you purchase a used Audi S4 that is 2 years old, then you could save $17,240 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 $15,873. 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 S4 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy an Audi S4

The 2018 Audi S4 is our top pick for the best model year value for the S4. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 70% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the S4, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the S4'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 S4 models.

Audi S4 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $56,768 $56,768 $241 $0 0% 100%
2019 $56,622 $45,694 $289 $11,074 19.51% 80.19% Better
2018 $56,494 $39,717 $379 $5,977 13.08% 69.63% Best
2016 $49,961 $28,189 $608 $11,528 29.03% 55.21% Better
2015 $49,382 $25,847 $791 $2,342 8.31% 50.74% Good
2014 $47,093 $20,752 $1,126 $5,095 19.71% 41.67% Good
2013 $46,610 $18,745 $1,285 $2,007 9.67% 37.46%
2012 $46,321 $16,518 $1,390 $2,227 11.88% 32.66%
2011 $46,128 $15,897 $1,600 $621 3.76% 30.99%
2010 $44,969 $13,958 $1,645 $1,939 12.2% 27.38%
2009 $55,705 $12,986 $1,897 $972 6.96% 19.91%
2008 $51,428 $11,053 $2,254 $1,933 14.89% 17.11%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $56,768 100%
2019 $45,694 80.19% Better
2018 $39,717 69.63% Best
2016 $28,189 55.21% Better
2015 $25,847 50.74% Good
2014 $20,752 41.67% Good
2013 $18,745 37.46%
2012 $16,518 32.66%
2011 $15,897 30.99%
2010 $13,958 27.38%
2009 $12,986 19.91%
2008 $11,053 17.11%
Our Favorite Audi S4 Photo

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.

If you would like to know more about our data and process, check out our FAQ here.