Ford Mustang Depreciation

A Ford Mustang will depreciate 41% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $21,553.

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 13,500 miles per year, and assumes a purchase price of $36,370 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Ford Mustang Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $7,674 78.90% $28,696 13,500 2021
2 $8,925 75.46% $27,445 27,000 2022
3 $10,744 70.46% $25,626 40,500 2023
4 $12,253 66.31% $24,117 54,000 2024
5 $14,817 59.26% $21,553 67,500 2025
6 $18,196 49.97% $18,174 81,000 2026
7 $19,218 47.16% $17,152 94,500 2027
8 $21,342 41.32% $15,028 108,000 2028
9 $22,088 39.27% $14,282 121,500 2029
10 $24,699 32.09% $11,671 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,674 78.90% $28,696
2 $8,925 75.46% $27,445
3 $10,744 70.46% $25,626
4 $12,253 66.31% $24,117
5 $14,817 59.26% $21,553
6 $18,196 49.97% $18,174
7 $19,218 47.16% $17,152
8 $21,342 41.32% $15,028
9 $22,088 39.27% $14,282
10 $24,699 32.09% $11,671

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If you purchase a used Ford Mustang that is 2 years old, then you could save $8,925 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 $5,892. 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.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Ford Mustang

The 2019 Ford Mustang is our top pick for the best model year value for the Mustang. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 79% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 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
2020 $36,370 $36,370 $185 $0 0% 100%
2019 $36,203 $28,786 $222 $7,584 20.85% 78.9% Best
2018 $36,060 $27,503 $291 $1,283 4.46% 75.46% Better
2017 $36,775 $26,308 $397 $1,195 4.34% 70.46% Better
2016 $35,102 $23,742 $466 $2,566 9.75% 66.31% Good
2015 $35,749 $21,791 $607 $1,951 8.22% 59.26%
2014 $33,672 $17,691 $864 $4,100 18.82% 49.97% Good
2013 $36,086 $18,004 $986 +$313 -1.77% 47.16%
2012 $36,494 $16,146 $1,066 $1,858 10.32% 41.32%
2011 $36,330 $15,494 $1,227 $652 4.04% 39.27%
2010 $34,928 $12,469 $1,262 $3,025 19.52% 32.09%
2009 $32,606 $10,108 $1,456 $2,361 18.93% 31%
2008 $30,900 $9,270 $1,730 $838 8.29% 30%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $36,370 100%
2019 $28,786 78.9% Best
2018 $27,503 75.46% Better
2017 $26,308 70.46% Better
2016 $23,742 66.31% Good
2015 $21,791 59.26%
2014 $17,691 49.97% Good
2013 $18,004 47.16%
2012 $16,146 41.32%
2011 $15,494 39.27%
2010 $12,469 32.09%
2009 $10,108 31%
2008 $9,270 30%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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