Honda Civic Depreciation

A Honda Civic will depreciate 44% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $13,287.

The Honda Civic has been one of the best values on the road for ages. It holds its value well, its maintenance record is stellar, and it's pretty much a problem-free vehicle. Whether buying new or used, you really can't go wrong, provided that you don't pay more than you need to. Buy one, and put 300,000 miles on it-just remember to change the oil every now and then.

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 $23,726 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.

Honda Civic Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $3,473 85.36% $20,253 13,500 2021
2 $5,882 75.21% $17,844 27,000 2022
3 $6,919 70.84% $16,807 40,500 2023
4 $8,546 63.98% $15,180 54,000 2024
5 $10,439 56.00% $13,287 67,500 2025
6 $11,792 50.30% $11,934 81,000 2026
7 $13,306 43.92% $10,420 94,500 2027
8 $15,061 36.52% $8,665 108,000 2028
9 $16,278 31.39% $7,448 121,500 2029
10 $16,869 28.90% $6,857 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $3,473 85.36% $20,253
2 $5,882 75.21% $17,844
3 $6,919 70.84% $16,807
4 $8,546 63.98% $15,180
5 $10,439 56.00% $13,287
6 $11,792 50.30% $11,934
7 $13,306 43.92% $10,420
8 $15,061 36.52% $8,665
9 $16,278 31.39% $7,448
10 $16,869 28.90% $6,857

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If you purchase a used Honda Civic that is 2 years old, then you could save $5,882 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 $4,557. 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 Civic models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Honda Civic

The 2018 Honda Civic is our top pick for the best model year value for the Civic. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 75% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2017 model years are also attractive years for the Civic, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Civic'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 Honda Civic models.

Honda Civic Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $23,726 $23,726 $140 $0 0% 100%
2019 $23,273 $20,033 $168 $3,693 15.57% 85.36% Better
2018 $22,902 $17,445 $220 $2,588 12.92% 75.21% Best
2017 $22,867 $16,498 $300 $947 5.43% 70.84% Better
2016 $22,771 $14,922 $353 $1,576 9.55% 63.98% Good
2015 $21,139 $12,297 $459 $2,625 17.59% 56% Good
2014 $21,042 $11,239 $654 $1,058 8.6% 50.3%
2013 $21,289 $10,097 $746 $1,142 10.16% 43.92%
2012 $21,147 $8,530 $807 $1,567 15.52% 36.52%
2011 $19,877 $7,169 $929 $1,361 15.96% 31.39%
2010 $19,733 $6,657 $955 $512 7.14% 28.9%
2009 $19,589 $6,221 $1,102 $436 6.55% 26.13%
2008 $19,276 $5,635 $1,309 $586 9.42% 22.44%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $23,726 100%
2019 $20,033 85.36% Better
2018 $17,445 75.21% Best
2017 $16,498 70.84% Better
2016 $14,922 63.98% Good
2015 $12,297 56% Good
2014 $11,239 50.3%
2013 $10,097 43.92%
2012 $8,530 36.52%
2011 $7,169 31.39%
2010 $6,657 28.9%
2009 $6,221 26.13%
2008 $5,635 22.44%
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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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