Volkswagen Passat Depreciation

A Volkswagen Passat will depreciate 51% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $11,968.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per, and assumes a purchase price of $24,540 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Volkswagen Passat Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $4,736 80.70% $19,804 13,500 2021
2 $6,508 73.48% $18,032 27,000 2022
3 $9,085 62.98% $15,455 40,500 2023
4 $10,795 56.01% $13,745 54,000 2024
5 $12,572 48.77% $11,968 67,500 2025
6 $12,810 47.80% $11,730 81,000 2026
7 $14,412 41.27% $10,128 94,500 2027
8 $15,580 36.51% $8,960 108,000 2028
9 $19,225 21.66% $5,315 121,500 2029
10 $20,243 17.51% $4,297 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,736 80.70% $19,804
2 $6,508 73.48% $18,032
3 $9,085 62.98% $15,455
4 $10,795 56.01% $13,745
5 $12,572 48.77% $11,968
6 $12,810 47.80% $11,730
7 $14,412 41.27% $10,128
8 $15,580 36.51% $8,960
9 $19,225 21.66% $5,315
10 $20,243 17.51% $4,297

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If you purchase a used Volkswagen Passat that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,508 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 $6,064. 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 2017 Volkswagen Passat is our top pick for the best model year value for the Passat. With the 2017, you would only pay, on average, 63% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2016 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
2020 $24,540 $24,540 $151 $0 0% 100%
2019 $23,825 $19,409 $182 $5,131 20.91% 80.7% Better
2018 $23,219 $17,301 $239 $2,108 10.86% 73.48% Good
2017 $23,540 $15,150 $325 $2,151 12.43% 62.98% Best
2016 $23,051 $13,294 $382 $1,856 12.25% 56.01% Better
2015 $23,020 $11,724 $498 $1,570 11.81% 48.77% Good
2014 $23,130 $11,763 $708 +$39 -0.33% 47.8%
2013 $23,208 $10,385 $808 $1,378 11.71% 41.27%
2012 $22,720 $9,169 $874 $1,216 11.71% 36.51%
2010 $22,677 $5,946 $1,035 $3,223 35.15% 21.66%
2009 $21,831 $5,016 $1,193 $930 15.64% 17.51%
2008 $21,502 $4,860 $1,418 $156 3.11% 16.01%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $24,540 100%
2019 $19,409 80.7% Better
2018 $17,301 73.48% Good
2017 $15,150 62.98% Best
2016 $13,294 56.01% Better
2015 $11,724 48.77% Good
2014 $11,763 47.8%
2013 $10,385 41.27%
2012 $9,169 36.51%
2010 $5,946 21.66%
2009 $5,016 17.51%
2008 $4,860 16.01%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in April 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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