Volkswagen Passat Depreciation

A Volkswagen Passat will depreciate 48% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $13,009.

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 Calculator

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Volkswagen Passat Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $5,107 79.49% $19,791 12,000 2022
2 $6,531 73.77% $18,367 24,000 2023
3 $7,947 68.08% $16,951 36,000 2024
4 $9,252 62.84% $15,646 48,000 2025
5 $11,889 52.25% $13,009 60,000 2026
6 $14,760 40.72% $10,138 72,000 2027
7 $14,891 40.19% $10,007 84,000 2028
8 $16,181 35.01% $8,717 96,000 2029
9 $16,835 32.38% $8,063 108,000 2030
10 $19,234 22.75% $5,664 120,000 2031

Volkswagen Passat Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $5,107 79.49% $19,791
2 $6,531 73.77% $18,367
3 $7,947 68.08% $16,951
4 $9,252 62.84% $15,646
5 $11,889 52.25% $13,009
6 $14,760 40.72% $10,138
7 $14,891 40.19% $10,007
8 $16,181 35.01% $8,717
9 $16,835 32.38% $8,063
10 $19,234 22.75% $5,664

Buying a Volkswagen Passat New vs Used

If you purchase a used Volkswagen Passat that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,531 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 $5,358. 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.

What About Volkswagen Passat Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Volkswagen Passat is about $1,651 per year. This adds up to around $8,255 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a Volkswagen Passat. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

The Best Model Years to Buy a Volkswagen Passat

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat is our top pick for the best model year value for the Passat. 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 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 $196 $0 0% 100%
2020 $24,540 $19,735 $229 $5,163 20.74% 79.49% Best
2019 $23,825 $17,856 $281 $1,879 9.52% 73.77% Better
2018 $23,219 $16,173 $365 $1,683 9.43% 68.08% Good
2017 $23,540 $15,227 $434 $946 5.85% 62.84%
2016 $23,051 $12,587 $544 $2,640 17.34% 52.25% Good
2015 $23,020 $10,139 $765 $2,448 19.45% 40.72% Better
2014 $23,130 $10,150 $853 +$11 -0.11% 40.19%
2013 $23,208 $9,060 $935 $1,090 10.74% 35.01%
2012 $22,720 $9,030 $1,057 $30 0.33% 35.09%
2010 $22,677 $6,361 $1,203 $2,669 29.56% 22.75%
2009 $21,831 $4,607 $1,391 $1,754 27.57% 14.73%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $24,898 100%
2020 $19,735 79.49% Best
2019 $17,856 73.77% Better
2018 $16,173 68.08% Good
2017 $15,227 62.84%
2016 $12,587 52.25% Good
2015 $10,139 40.72% Better
2014 $10,150 40.19%
2013 $9,060 35.01%
2012 $9,030 35.09%
2010 $6,361 22.75%
2009 $4,607 14.73%

Volkswagen Passat Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Volkswagen Passat ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the Passat stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

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: