Volkswagen Passat Depreciation

A Volkswagen Passat will depreciate 46% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $13,435.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $24,898 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Volkswagen Passat.

Volkswagen Passat Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $4,444 82.15% $20,454 12,000 2022
2 $6,551 73.69% $18,347 24,000 2023
3 $7,083 71.55% $17,815 36,000 2024
4 $9,302 62.64% $15,596 48,000 2025
5 $11,463 53.96% $13,435 60,000 2026
6 $13,652 45.17% $11,246 72,000 2027
7 $13,776 44.67% $11,122 84,000 2028
8 $14,916 40.09% $9,982 96,000 2029
9 $16,351 34.33% $8,547 108,000 2030
10 $19,391 22.12% $5,507 120,000 2031

Volkswagen Passat Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,444 82.15% $20,454
2 $6,551 73.69% $18,347
3 $7,083 71.55% $17,815
4 $9,302 62.64% $15,596
5 $11,463 53.96% $13,435
6 $13,652 45.17% $11,246
7 $13,776 44.67% $11,122
8 $14,916 40.09% $9,982
9 $16,351 34.33% $8,547
10 $19,391 22.12% $5,507

Volkswagen Passat Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Volkswagen Passat that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,551 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 $4,912. 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 Passat models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Volkswagen Passat

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is our top pick for the best model year value for the Passat. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 74% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 and 2015 model years are also attractive years for the Passat, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Passat'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 Volkswagen Passat models.

Volkswagen Passat Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $24,898 $24,898 $201 $0 0% 100%
2020 $24,540 $20,392 $232 $4,506 18.1% 82.15% Better
2019 $23,825 $17,845 $288 $2,547 12.49% 73.69% Best
2018 $23,219 $16,989 $375 $856 4.8% 71.55%
2017 $23,540 $15,177 $432 $1,812 10.67% 62.64% Good
2016 $23,051 $12,986 $547 $2,191 14.44% 53.96% Good
2015 $23,020 $11,157 $758 $1,829 14.08% 45.17% Better
2014 $23,130 $11,190 $858 +$33 -0.3% 44.67%
2013 $23,208 $10,227 $924 $963 8.61% 40.09%
2012 $22,720 $8,856 $1,056 $1,371 13.41% 34.33%
2010 $22,677 $6,259 $1,243 $2,597 29.32% 22.12%
2009 $21,831 $5,487 $1,468 $772 12.33% 18.41%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $24,898 100%
2020 $20,392 82.15% Better
2019 $17,845 73.69% Best
2018 $16,989 71.55%
2017 $15,177 62.64% Good
2016 $12,986 53.96% Good
2015 $11,157 45.17% Better
2014 $11,190 44.67%
2013 $10,227 40.09%
2012 $8,856 34.33%
2010 $6,259 22.12%
2009 $5,487 18.41%

Other Volkswagen Passat Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Volkswagen Passat costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: