Ford Mustang Depreciation

A Ford Mustang will depreciate 43% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $20,957.

The iconic Ford Mustang does a great job at holding its value, and ranks in the top 25% of popular models at both years 5 and 7. Ford continues to invest in the Mustang platform with its high-performance models, and that investment has paid off in both the new and used marketplaces.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $36,454 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Ford Mustang.

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Ford Mustang Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,195 77.52% $28,259 12,000 2022
2 $9,999 72.57% $26,455 24,000 2023
3 $11,206 69.26% $25,248 36,000 2024
4 $13,499 62.97% $22,955 48,000 2025
5 $15,497 57.49% $20,957 60,000 2026
6 $17,327 52.47% $19,127 72,000 2027
7 $19,725 45.89% $16,729 84,000 2028
8 $20,943 42.55% $15,511 96,000 2029
9 $23,848 34.58% $12,606 108,000 2030
10 $24,009 34.14% $12,445 120,000 2031

Ford Mustang Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,195 77.52% $28,259
2 $9,999 72.57% $26,455
3 $11,206 69.26% $25,248
4 $13,499 62.97% $22,955
5 $15,497 57.49% $20,957
6 $17,327 52.47% $19,127
7 $19,725 45.89% $16,729
8 $20,943 42.55% $15,511
9 $23,848 34.58% $12,606
10 $24,009 34.14% $12,445

Buying a Ford Mustang New vs Used

If you purchase a used Ford Mustang that is 2 years old, then you could save $9,999 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $5,498. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used Mustang models become available.

What About Ford Mustang Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Ford Mustang is about $1,773 per year. This adds up to around $8,865 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a Ford Mustang. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

The Best Model Years to Buy a Ford Mustang

The 2020 Ford Mustang is our top pick for the best model year value for the Mustang. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 78% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2018 model years are also attractive years for the Mustang, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Mustang's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Ford Mustang models.

Ford Mustang Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $36,454 $36,454 $254 $0 0% 100%
2020 $36,370 $28,487 $294 $7,967 21.85% 77.52% Best
2019 $36,203 $26,630 $359 $1,857 6.52% 72.57% Better
2018 $36,060 $25,437 $461 $1,193 4.48% 69.26% Better
2017 $36,775 $23,704 $547 $1,733 6.81% 62.97% Good
2016 $35,102 $20,863 $682 $2,841 11.99% 57.49% Good
2015 $35,749 $19,711 $955 $1,152 5.52% 52.47%
2014 $33,672 $16,515 $1,063 $3,196 16.21% 45.89%
2013 $36,086 $16,518 $1,164 +$3 -0.02% 42.55%
2012 $36,494 $13,935 $1,314 $2,583 15.64% 34.58%
2011 $36,330 $13,738 $1,334 $197 1.41% 34.14%
2010 $34,928 $11,904 $1,494 $1,834 13.35% 29.8%
2009 $32,606 $9,456 $1,727 $2,448 20.56% 29%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $36,454 100%
2020 $28,487 77.52% Best
2019 $26,630 72.57% Better
2018 $25,437 69.26% Better
2017 $23,704 62.97% Good
2016 $20,863 57.49% Good
2015 $19,711 52.47%
2014 $16,515 45.89%
2013 $16,518 42.55%
2012 $13,935 34.58%
2011 $13,738 34.14%
2010 $11,904 29.8%
2009 $9,456 29%

Ford Mustang Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Ford Mustang ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the Mustang stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other Ford Mustang Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Ford Mustang costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: