Volkswagen Golf Depreciation

Volkswagen Golf Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value ®
2019 $25,566 $25,566 $146 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2018 $24,280 $19,395 $176 $6,171 24.14% 79.16% 91.67% 11 12.51
2017 $23,466 $16,314 $231 $3,081 15.89% 68.54% 83.33% 10 14.79
2016 $23,222 $14,778 $314 $1,536 9.42% 62.29% 75% 9 12.71
2015 $23,315 $13,942 $369 $836 5.66% 58.22% 66.67% 8 8.45
2014 $23,515 $12,212 $481 $1,730 12.41% 49.89% 58.33% 7 8.44
2013 $23,432 $11,327 $684 $885 7.25% 45.42% 50% 6 4.58
2012 $23,244 $10,864 $781 $463 4.09% 43.38% 41.67% 5 -1.71
2011 $22,061 $9,615 $845 $1,249 11.5% 39.75% 33.33% 4 -6.42
2010 $18,276 $7,166 $972 $2,449 25.47% 33.89% 25% 3 -8.89
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV ®
2019 $25,566 100% 100% 0
2018 $19,395 79.16% 91.67% 12.51
2017 $16,314 68.54% 83.33% 14.79
2016 $14,778 62.29% 75% 12.71
2015 $13,942 58.22% 66.67% 8.45
2014 $12,212 49.89% 58.33% 8.44
2013 $11,327 45.42% 50% 4.58
2012 $10,864 43.38% 41.67% -1.71
2011 $9,615 39.75% 33.33% -6.42
2010 $7,166 33.89% 25% -8.89
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Used Volkswagen Golfs For Sale

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2019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T S Manual New 4 dr Sedan Gasoline 1.4L Cyl Platinum Gray Metallic
Price: 19999

$19,999


2019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T SE Manual New 4 dr Sedan Gasoline 1.4L Cyl Pure White
Price: 22399

$22,399


2019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T SE Manual New 4 dr Sedan Gasoline 1.4L Cyl Deep Black Pearl
Price: 23499

$23,499


2017 Volkswagen Golf S GTI 42645 Miles Carbon Steel Gray Metallic 4D Hatchback 2
Price: 16988
Very Low Depreciation Risk

$16,988


2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI Low Miles 4 dr Hatchback Automatic Diesel 2.0L Cyl Candy White
Price: 15990

$15,990


2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI Low Miles 4 dr Hatchback Automatic Diesel 2.0L Cyl United Gray Metallic
Price: 14990

$14,990


2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI Low Miles 4 dr Hatchback Automatic Diesel 2.0L Cyl Tornado Red
Price: 15990

$15,990


2012 Volkswagen Golf 4-door GTI, Carbon Steel Gray Metallic with 100969 Miles available now!
Price: 9995

$9,995


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.
2,120,477 total data points last analyzed on 09/25/2019.
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The 2017, 2016 & 2018 Volkswagen Golf model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 69% of the original cost with 83% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2017 Golf. That gives it a Net Used Value® score of 14.79 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2016 & 2018 Golf model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2017 Volkswagen Golf?

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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