Ford Mustang Depreciation

A Ford Mustang will depreciate 38% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $22,518.

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.

Ford Mustang Depreciation Calculator

Current Vehicle Age
Current Price
Own it For
Annual Miles

Ford Mustang Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $6,893 81.09% $29,561 12,000 2022
2 $8,953 75.44% $27,501 24,000 2023
3 $10,790 70.40% $25,664 36,000 2024
4 $12,569 65.52% $23,885 48,000 2025
5 $13,936 61.77% $22,518 60,000 2026
6 $16,248 55.43% $20,206 72,000 2027
7 $19,547 46.38% $16,907 84,000 2028
8 $20,833 42.85% $15,621 96,000 2029
9 $22,868 37.27% $13,586 108,000 2030
10 $23,287 36.12% $13,167 120,000 2031

Ford Mustang Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,893 81.09% $29,561
2 $8,953 75.44% $27,501
3 $10,790 70.40% $25,664
4 $12,569 65.52% $23,885
5 $13,936 61.77% $22,518
6 $16,248 55.43% $20,206
7 $19,547 46.38% $16,907
8 $20,833 42.85% $15,621
9 $22,868 37.27% $13,586
10 $23,287 36.12% $13,167

Buying a Ford Mustang New vs Used

If you purchase a used Ford Mustang that is 2 years old, then you could save $8,953 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 $4,983. 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 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, 81% 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 $253 $0 0% 100%
2020 $36,370 $29,788 $295 $6,666 18.29% 81.09% Best
2019 $36,203 $27,676 $364 $2,112 7.09% 75.44% Better
2018 $36,060 $25,857 $470 $1,819 6.57% 70.4% Better
2017 $36,775 $24,633 $539 $1,224 4.73% 65.52% Good
2016 $35,102 $22,363 $680 $2,270 9.22% 61.77% Good
2015 $35,749 $20,754 $937 $1,609 7.19% 55.43%
2014 $33,672 $16,677 $1,059 $4,077 19.64% 46.38%
2013 $36,086 $16,602 $1,139 $75 0.45% 42.85%
2012 $36,494 $14,900 $1,300 $1,702 10.25% 37.27%
2011 $36,330 $14,457 $1,335 $443 2.97% 36.12%
2010 $34,928 $11,889 $1,528 $2,568 17.76% 29.66%
2009 $32,606 $9,456 $1,802 $2,433 20.46% 29%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $36,454 100%
2020 $29,788 81.09% Best
2019 $27,676 75.44% Better
2018 $25,857 70.4% Better
2017 $24,633 65.52% Good
2016 $22,363 61.77% Good
2015 $20,754 55.43%
2014 $16,677 46.38%
2013 $16,602 42.85%
2012 $14,900 37.27%
2011 $14,457 36.12%
2010 $11,889 29.66%
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: