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 5 years, with the Volkswagen Golf leading the way among Volkswagen's stable of models. Volkswagen climbs higher, to the overall #5 spot, at 7 years, suggesting that the longer you own your Volkswagen, the better it will perform for holding its value.

The 2019 is our top pick for the best model year value for the Volkswagen vehicles. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 77% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 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
2020 0.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2019 22.92% 77.08% 91.67% Best
2018 28.45% 71.55% 83.33% Better
2017 34.66% 65.34% 75.00% Better
2016 42.53% 57.47% 66.67% Good
2015 50.31% 49.69% 58.33% Good
2014 54.04% 45.96% 50.00%
2013 58.75% 41.25% 41.67%
2012 62.03% 37.97% 33.33%
2011 67.79% 32.21% 25.00%
2010 72.35% 27.65% 16.67%
2009 77.71% 22.29% 8.33%
2008 81.69% 18.31% 0.00%
Year Depreciation Residual Value Value Rating
2020 0.00% 100.00%
2019 22.92% 77.08% Best
2018 28.45% 71.55% Better
2017 34.66% 65.34% Better
2016 42.53% 57.47% Good
2015 50.31% 49.69% Good
2014 54.04% 45.96%
2013 58.75% 41.25%
2012 62.03% 37.97%
2011 67.79% 32.21%
2010 72.35% 27.65%
2009 77.71% 22.29%
2008 81.69% 18.31%