Volkswagen Depreciation

Even though they finally had to re-retire the Beetle, Volkswagen scored in the top half of vehicle manufacturers for value retention after 3, 5, and 7 years. Within the Volkswagen line-up, all VW models tend to hover near the middle of the pack, with no particular stand-outs, either good or bad.

The 2020 is our top pick for the best model year value for the Volkswagen vehicles. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 79% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2015 model years are also attractive years for the Volkswagen models, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including original new prices, current prices, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money with a Volkswagen model.

Volkswagen Depreciation

Year Depreciation Residual Value Percent Left Value Rating
2021 0.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2020 20.89% 79.11% 91.67% Best
2019 26.73% 73.27% 83.33% Better
2018 30.69% 69.31% 75.00% Good
2017 39.32% 60.68% 66.67% Good
2016 46.71% 53.29% 58.33%
2015 57.45% 42.55% 50.00% Better
2014 59.98% 40.02% 41.67%
2013 66.03% 33.97% 33.33%
2012 67.21% 32.79% 25.00%
2011 72.70% 27.30% 16.67%
2010 76.91% 23.09% 8.33%
2009 83.27% 16.73% 0.00%
Year Depreciation Residual Value Value Rating
2021 0.00% 100.00%
2020 20.89% 79.11% Best
2019 26.73% 73.27% Better
2018 30.69% 69.31% Good
2017 39.32% 60.68% Good
2016 46.71% 53.29%
2015 57.45% 42.55% Better
2014 59.98% 40.02%
2013 66.03% 33.97%
2012 67.21% 32.79%
2011 72.70% 27.30%
2010 76.91% 23.09%
2009 83.27% 16.73%