Ford Mustang Depreciation

A Ford Mustang will depreciate 41% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $21,476.

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. It also assumes a selling price of $36,370 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

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $7,747 78.70% $28,623 13,500 2021
2 $8,998 75.26% $27,372 27,000 2022
3 $10,816 70.26% $25,554 40,500 2023
4 $12,329 66.10% $24,041 54,000 2024
5 $14,894 59.05% $21,476 67,500 2025
6 $18,272 49.76% $18,098 81,000 2026
7 $19,291 46.96% $17,079 94,500 2027
8 $21,415 41.12% $14,955 108,000 2028
9 $22,160 39.07% $14,210 121,500 2029
10 $24,775 31.88% $11,595 135,000 2030

Ford Mustang Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,747 78.70% $28,623
2 $8,998 75.26% $27,372
3 $10,816 70.26% $25,554
4 $12,329 66.10% $24,041
5 $14,894 59.05% $21,476
6 $18,272 49.76% $18,098
7 $19,291 46.96% $17,079
8 $21,415 41.12% $14,955
9 $22,160 39.07% $14,210
10 $24,775 31.88% $11,595

Ford Mustang Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Ford Mustang that is 2 years old, then you could save $8,998 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 $5,896. 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 $257 $0 0% 100%
2019 $36,203 $28,786 $294 $7,584 20.85% 78.7% Best
2018 $36,060 $27,503 $364 $1,283 4.46% 75.26% Better
2017 $36,775 $26,308 $469 $1,195 4.34% 70.26% Better
2016 $35,102 $23,742 $539 $2,566 9.75% 66.1% Good
2015 $35,749 $21,791 $680 $1,951 8.22% 59.05%
2014 $33,672 $17,691 $937 $4,100 18.82% 49.76% Good
2013 $36,086 $18,004 $1,058 +$313 -1.77% 46.96%
2012 $36,494 $16,146 $1,139 $1,858 10.32% 41.12%
2011 $36,330 $15,494 $1,300 $652 4.04% 39.07%
2010 $34,928 $12,469 $1,335 $3,025 19.52% 31.88%
2009 $32,606 $10,108 $1,528 $2,361 18.93% 31%
2008 $30,900 $9,270 $1,802 $838 8.29% 30%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $36,370 100%
2019 $28,786 78.7% Best
2018 $27,503 75.26% Better
2017 $26,308 70.26% Better
2016 $23,742 66.1% Good
2015 $21,791 59.05%
2014 $17,691 49.76% Good
2013 $18,004 46.96%
2012 $16,146 41.12%
2011 $15,494 39.07%
2010 $12,469 31.88%
2009 $10,108 31%
2008 $9,270 30%

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: