Will my car be worth anything in 5 years?

Edmunds.com has done the calculations and the Best Retained Value vehicles will make you and the future owners equally satisfied

Porsche6When shopping for your next vehicle you often consider your budget and the  type of vehicle. But, have you thought about how much your car will be worth when it is ready for its next owner? Retained value should be an important piece of your car buying analysis. Edmunds.com recently released the 2014 Best Retained Value® vehicles, making your search even easier. Audi shined as the 2014 Audi A5 won the best retained value award for the luxury midsize convertible segment and the Audi Q7 won the luxury large SUV category making them a smart investment.

How they won

Edmunds.com awards brands and models that have the highest projected private party value five years after their launch.  The model-level awards are based on a computation involving the average cash True Market Value price over the first five months and the average projected five-year depreciation computed annually after the model launch. These calculations have been proven accurate as history has played out and we have seen the values of certain vehicles stay strong, while others dwindle.

“Here at Santa Barbara Auto Group we have seen many customers be satisfied with both the A5 and Q7,” shares Duane Sanders, General Manager at Santa Barbara Auto Group. “These awards show the deep rooted quality that is in the A5 and Q7. Both are top performers that can stand the test of time.”

The Audi A5 and Q7 set the standards for design, performance, technology, and luxury, which are all factors that buyers today and five years down the road will care about.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.


Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.


Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 563-4215


2014-08-04T07:58:52+00:00August 4th, 2014|Other News, Santa Barbara Auto Group|