Volkswagen Depreciation

Average Volkswagen Depreciation

Year % Decline (YOY) % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value
2020 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 12 0.00
2019 23.00% 19.62% 80.38% 91.67% 11 11.29
2018 15.49% 29.03% 70.97% 83.33% 10 12.36
2017 11.99% 37.45% 62.55% 75.00% 9 12.45
2016 11.09% 43.31% 56.69% 66.67% 8 9.98
2015 10.29% 50.05% 49.95% 58.33% 7 8.38
2014 6.94% 54.27% 45.73% 50.00% 6 4.27
2013 6.25% 57.61% 42.39% 41.67% 5 -0.71
2012 11.62% 62.53% 37.47% 33.33% 4 -4.14
2011 17.30% 69.13% 30.87% 25.00% 3 -5.87
2010 21.04% 74.70% 25.30% 16.67% 2 -8.63
2009 13.48% 80.22% 19.78% 8.33% 1 -11.45
2008 5.52% 82.32% 17.68% 0.00% 0 -17.68
Year % Decline % Paid % Left NUV
2020 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00
2019 19.62% 80.38% 91.67% 11.29
2018 29.03% 70.97% 83.33% 12.36
2017 37.45% 62.55% 75.00% 12.45
2016 43.31% 56.69% 66.67% 9.98
2015 50.05% 49.95% 58.33% 8.38
2014 54.27% 45.73% 50.00% 4.27
2013 57.61% 42.39% 41.67% -0.71
2012 62.53% 37.47% 33.33% -4.14
2011 69.13% 30.87% 25.00% -5.87
2010 74.70% 25.30% 16.67% -8.63
2009 80.22% 19.78% 8.33% -11.45
2008 82.32% 17.68% 0.00% -17.68

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About The Numbers

Our depreciation figures are calculated by aggregating then analyzing pricing, sales and other related automotive data sets.

Here are some brief descriptions of the columns:
  • Year - The brand model year.
  • % Decline (YOY) - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Total percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage of the original price paid for that model year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years with relatively predictable costs of the vehicle.
  • Years Left - Current industry average of years remaining with predictable maintenance and repair costs.
  • Net Used Value - Our ranking & sorting index to help you find the model years with the most value.
2,344,925 total data points last analyzed on 04/16/2020.
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Our Volkswagen Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

Even though they finally had to re-retire the Beetle, Volkswagen scored in the top 20% of vehicle manufacturers for value retention after 5 years, with the Volkswagen Golf leading the way among Volkswagen's stable of models. Volkswagen climbs even higher, to the overall #3 spot, at 7 years, suggesting that the longer you own your Volkswagen, the better it will perform for holding its value over time.

The 2017, 2018 & 2016 Volkswagen model years are currently the best values in our opinion.

On average, expect to pay only 63% of the original cost with 75% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2017 Volkswagen. That gives it a Net Used Value score of 12.45 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2018 & 2016 model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Already Own a 2017 Volkswagen?

While we would advise holding onto this vehicle for a few years, that's not always the plan. Dealers have access to similar figures so they know that your vehicle has a low risk of depreciation.