Mazda 6 Depreciation

A Mazda 6 will depreciate 50% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $13,608.

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 $27,097 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.

Mazda 6 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $3,780 86.05% $23,317 13,500 2021
2 $6,395 76.40% $20,702 27,000 2022
3 $8,988 66.83% $18,109 40,500 2023
4 $11,774 56.55% $15,323 54,000 2024
5 $13,489 50.22% $13,608 67,500 2025
6 $15,472 42.90% $11,625 81,000 2026
7 $18,160 32.98% $8,937 94,500 2027
8 $19,569 27.78% $7,528 108,000 2028
9 $20,466 24.47% $6,631 121,500 2029
10 $20,865 23.00% $6,232 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $3,780 86.05% $23,317
2 $6,395 76.40% $20,702
3 $8,988 66.83% $18,109
4 $11,774 56.55% $15,323
5 $13,489 50.22% $13,608
6 $15,472 42.90% $11,625
7 $18,160 32.98% $8,937
8 $19,569 27.78% $7,528
9 $20,466 24.47% $6,631
10 $20,865 23.00% $6,232

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If you purchase a used Mazda 6 that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,395 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 $7,094. 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 6 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Mazda 6

The 2016 Mazda 6 is our top pick for the best model year value for the 6. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 57% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2013 and 2017 model years are also attractive years for the 6, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the 6'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 Mazda 6 models.

Mazda 6 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $27,097 $27,097 $146 $0 0% 100%
2019 $26,949 $23,364 $175 $3,733 13.78% 86.05%
2018 $26,820 $20,720 $230 $2,644 11.32% 76.4%
2017 $25,647 $17,452 $313 $3,268 15.77% 66.83% Better
2016 $25,184 $14,609 $368 $2,843 16.29% 56.55% Best
2015 $24,889 $12,978 $479 $1,631 11.16% 50.22% Good
2014 $24,690 $11,272 $681 $1,706 13.15% 42.9% Good
2013 $24,652 $8,906 $777 $2,366 20.99% 32.98% Better
2012 $24,445 $7,632 $841 $1,274 14.3% 27.78%
2011 $23,723 $6,774 $968 $858 11.24% 24.47%
2010 $22,787 $5,241 $995 $1,533 22.63% 23%
2009 $22,628 $4,978 $1,148 $263 5.02% 22%
2008 $22,556 $4,352 $1,364 $626 12.58% 13.25%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $27,097 100%
2019 $23,364 86.05%
2018 $20,720 76.4%
2017 $17,452 66.83% Better
2016 $14,609 56.55% Best
2015 $12,978 50.22% Good
2014 $11,272 42.9% Good
2013 $8,906 32.98% Better
2012 $7,632 27.78%
2011 $6,774 24.47%
2010 $5,241 23%
2009 $4,978 22%
2008 $4,352 13.25%
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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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