Volkswagen Beetle Depreciation

Volkswagen Beetle Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value ®
2019 $25,956 $25,956 $146 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2018 $25,632 $15,113 $176 $10,843 41.77% 58.27% 91.67% 11 33.4
2017 $25,357 $15,249 $231 +$136 -0.9% 59.23% 83.33% 10 24.1
2016 $25,554 $15,429 $314 +$180 -1.18% 59.15% 75% 9 15.85
2015 $25,904 $13,367 $369 $2,062 13.36% 50.18% 66.67% 8 16.49
2014 $25,229 $13,830 $481 +$463 -3.46% 52.91% 58.33% 7 5.42
2013 $24,636 $12,175 $684 $1,655 11.97% 46.64% 50% 6 3.36
2012 $23,007 $9,291 $781 $2,884 23.69% 36.99% 41.67% 5 4.68
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV ®
2019 $25,956 100% 100% 0
2018 $15,113 58.27% 91.67% 33.4
2017 $15,249 59.23% 83.33% 24.1
2016 $15,429 59.15% 75% 15.85
2015 $13,367 50.18% 66.67% 16.49
2014 $13,830 52.91% 58.33% 5.42
2013 $12,175 46.64% 50% 3.36
2012 $9,291 36.99% 41.67% 4.68
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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 vehicle model year.
  • New Price - The geometric mean new price paid of that model year grouped by most the popular trim levels.
  • Current Price - The geometric mean listing price of a used model of that year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • Maintenance - Estimated maintenance and repair costs during that year of ownership.
  • $ Decline - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Year over Year percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage paid of the original price.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years 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.
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The 2018, 2017 & 2015 Volkswagen Beetle model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 58% of the original cost with 92% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2018 Beetle. That gives it a Net Used Value® score of 33.4 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2017 & 2015 Beetle model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2018 Volkswagen Beetle?

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.

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