#17 – Audi A6
Audi introduced another executive car into its lineup in 1994 with the release of the Audi A6, which was designed as the successor to the Audi 100. Offering front-wheel or four-wheel drive, diesel options, and turbocharged engines, the Audi A6 went through numerous upgrades with the current Audi A6 in its fourth generation as the C7/4G, which includes a new exterior style, updated transmission and infotainment system, LED headlights, and state-of-the-art 4G mobile internet.
2018 A6 models are priced at $49,700 with new car buyers spending an average of $66,000 to get behind the wheel of Audi’s luxury vehicle. Within the first year, the A6 depreciates by 22.7%, which brings the car’s value down to $38,418 with a true cost to own total of $81,340 after five years for those who spent around $65,000 on a new model. While the price seems high compared to other models, the Audi name carries a lot of weight in the car industry with even pre-owned models going for anywhere between $18,000 and $28,000.