Volkswagen Passat Depreciation

A Volkswagen Passat will depreciate 52% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $11,693.

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 year, 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 $6,135 75.00% $18,405 13,500 2021
2 $6,572 73.22% $17,968 27,000 2022
3 $8,491 65.40% $16,049 40,500 2023
4 $10,778 56.08% $13,762 54,000 2024
5 $12,847 47.65% $11,693 67,500 2025
6 $13,724 44.08% $10,816 81,000 2026
7 $14,194 42.16% $10,346 94,500 2027
8 $15,445 37.06% $9,095 108,000 2028
9 $18,935 22.84% $5,605 121,500 2029
10 $19,421 20.86% $5,119 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,135 75.00% $18,405
2 $6,572 73.22% $17,968
3 $8,491 65.40% $16,049
4 $10,778 56.08% $13,762
5 $12,847 47.65% $11,693
6 $13,724 44.08% $10,816
7 $14,194 42.16% $10,346
8 $15,445 37.06% $9,095
9 $18,935 22.84% $5,605
10 $19,421 20.86% $5,119

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If you purchase a used Volkswagen Passat that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,572 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 $6,275. 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, 75% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2015 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 $200 $0 0% 100%
2019 $23,825 $18,099 $231 $6,441 26.25% 75% Best
2018 $23,219 $17,289 $288 $810 4.48% 73.22% Good
2017 $23,540 $15,768 $374 $1,521 8.8% 65.4% Good
2016 $23,051 $13,359 $431 $2,409 15.28% 56.08% Better
2015 $23,020 $11,516 $547 $1,843 13.8% 47.65% Better
2014 $23,130 $11,918 $757 +$402 -3.49% 48.25%
2013 $23,208 $10,642 $857 $1,276 10.71% 42.16%
2012 $22,720 $9,342 $923 $1,300 12.22% 37.06%
2010 $22,677 $6,264 $1,084 $3,078 32.95% 22.84%
2009 $21,831 $5,795 $1,242 $469 7.49% 20.86%
2008 $21,502 $5,030 $1,467 $765 13.2% 16.57%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $24,540 100%
2019 $18,099 75% Best
2018 $17,289 73.22% Good
2017 $15,768 65.4% Good
2016 $13,359 56.08% Better
2015 $11,516 47.65% Better
2014 $11,918 48.25%
2013 $10,642 42.16%
2012 $9,342 37.06%
2010 $6,264 22.84%
2009 $5,795 20.86%
2008 $5,030 16.57%

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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 September 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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