Mazda 6 Depreciation

A Mazda 6 will depreciate 47% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $14,269.

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 $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 $3,482 87.15% $23,615 13,500 2021
2 $6,818 74.84% $20,279 27,000 2022
3 $8,281 69.44% $18,816 40,500 2023
4 $10,600 60.88% $16,497 54,000 2024
5 $12,828 52.66% $14,269 67,500 2025
6 $15,773 41.79% $11,324 81,000 2026
7 $17,917 33.88% $9,180 94,500 2027
8 $18,946 30.08% $8,151 108,000 2028
9 $19,185 29.20% $7,912 121,500 2029
10 $20,892 22.90% $6,205 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $3,482 87.15% $23,615
2 $6,818 74.84% $20,279
3 $8,281 69.44% $18,816
4 $10,600 60.88% $16,497
5 $12,828 52.66% $14,269
6 $15,773 41.79% $11,324
7 $17,917 33.88% $9,180
8 $18,946 30.08% $8,151
9 $19,185 29.20% $7,912
10 $20,892 22.90% $6,205

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If you purchase a used Mazda 6 that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,818 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 $6,010. 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 2018 Mazda 6 is our top pick for the best model year value for the 6. 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 2014 and 2013 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 $23,660 $175 $3,437 12.68% 87.15%
2018 $26,820 $20,302 $230 $3,358 14.19% 74.84% Best
2017 $25,647 $18,121 $313 $2,181 10.74% 69.44%
2016 $25,184 $15,700 $368 $2,421 13.36% 60.88% Good
2015 $24,889 $13,586 $479 $2,114 13.46% 52.66% Good
2014 $24,690 $10,998 $681 $2,588 19.05% 41.79% Better
2013 $24,652 $9,129 $777 $1,869 16.99% 33.88% Better
2012 $24,445 $8,195 $841 $934 10.23% 30.08%
2011 $23,723 $7,896 $968 $299 3.65% 29.2%
2010 $22,787 $6,213 $995 $1,683 21.31% 22.9%
2009 $22,628 $6,630 $1,148 +$417 -6.71% 24.23%
2008 $22,556 $4,581 $1,364 $2,049 30.9% 14.26%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $27,097 100%
2019 $23,660 87.15%
2018 $20,302 74.84% Best
2017 $18,121 69.44%
2016 $15,700 60.88% Good
2015 $13,586 52.66% Good
2014 $10,998 41.79% Better
2013 $9,129 33.88% Better
2012 $8,195 30.08%
2011 $7,896 29.2%
2010 $6,213 22.9%
2009 $6,630 24.23%
2008 $4,581 14.26%
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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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