Volvo Depreciation

Average Volvo Depreciation

Year % Decline (YOY) % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value
2020 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 12 0.00
2019 23.86% 21.21% 78.79% 91.67% 11 12.88
2018 15.39% 31.20% 68.80% 83.33% 10 14.53
2017 17.78% 41.05% 58.95% 75.00% 9 16.05
2016 15.85% 49.91% 50.09% 66.67% 8 16.58
2015 20.82% 61.02% 38.98% 58.33% 7 19.35
2014 26.06% 66.13% 33.87% 50.00% 6 16.13
2013 18.99% 73.27% 26.73% 41.67% 5 14.94
2012 12.00% 76.13% 23.87% 33.33% 4 9.46
2011 8.00% 78.74% 21.26% 25.00% 3 3.74
2010 8.72% 82.78% 17.22% 16.67% 2 -0.55
2009 25.34% 87.42% 12.58% 8.33% 1 -4.25
2008 14.29% 90.43% 9.57% 0.00% 0 -9.57
Year % Decline % Paid % Left NUV
2020 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00
2019 21.21% 78.79% 91.67% 12.88
2018 31.20% 68.80% 83.33% 14.53
2017 41.05% 58.95% 75.00% 16.05
2016 49.91% 50.09% 66.67% 16.58
2015 61.02% 38.98% 58.33% 19.35
2014 66.13% 33.87% 50.00% 16.13
2013 73.27% 26.73% 41.67% 14.94
2012 76.13% 23.87% 33.33% 9.46
2011 78.74% 21.26% 25.00% 3.74
2010 82.78% 17.22% 16.67% -0.55
2009 87.42% 12.58% 8.33% -4.25
2008 90.43% 9.57% 0.00% -9.57

About The Numbers

Our depreciation figures are calculated by aggregating then analyzing pricing, sales and other related automotive data sets.

Here are some brief descriptions of the columns:
  • Year - The brand model year.
  • % Decline (YOY) - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Total percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage of the original price paid for that model year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years with relatively predictable costs of the vehicle.
  • Years Left - Current industry average of years remaining with predictable maintenance and repair costs.
  • Net Used Value - Our ranking & sorting index to help you find the model years with the most value.
2,344,925 total data points last analyzed on 04/16/2020.
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Our Volvo Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

One buys a new Volvo for it safety and sureness on the road; you don't buy a new one because you feel it will be the best deal. Volvo has taken (finally) leaps in styling over the past 5 to 7 years and even more so in tech, but they still have a spotty record for holding their value, and reselling one can be an unpleasant experience-that's why so many families pass them onto their college-aged kids after graduation. If you can find a good one, once it has already significantly depreciated, well, that may be a find.

The 2015, 2016 & 2014 Volvo model years are currently the best values in our opinion.

On average, expect to pay only 39% of the original cost with 58% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2015 Volvo. That gives it a Net Used Value score of 19.35 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2016 & 2014 model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Already Own a 2015 Volvo?

While we would advise holding onto this vehicle for a few years, that's not always the plan. Dealers have access to similar figures so they know that your vehicle has a low risk of depreciation.