Mercedes-Benz C-Class Depreciation

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value
2020 $52,600 $52,600 $283 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2019 $50,638 $39,395 $340 $13,205 25.1% 77.13% 91.67% 11 14.54
2018 $49,030 $35,567 $447 $3,828 9.72% 71.63% 83.33% 10 11.7
2017 $49,886 $26,628 $609 $8,939 25.13% 52.16% 75% 9 22.84
2016 $45,741 $21,667 $715 $4,961 18.63% 45.81% 66.67% 8 20.86
2015 $45,110 $19,174 $932 $2,493 11.51% 40.44% 58.33% 7 17.89
2014 $44,551 $14,396 $1,326 $4,778 24.92% 29.34% 50% 6 20.66
2013 $44,100 $12,357 $1,513 $2,039 14.16% 24.59% 41.67% 5 17.08
2012 $44,431 $11,142 $1,637 $1,215 9.83% 21.39% 33.33% 4 11.94
2011 $43,005 $9,764 $1,883 $1,378 12.37% 18.33% 25% 3 6.67
2010 $43,115 $9,022 $1,938 $742 7.6% 16.43% 16.67% 2 0.24
2009 $42,910 $8,706 $2,234 $316 3.5% 15.08% 8.33% 1 -6.75
2008 $41,206 $7,442 $2,654 $1,264 14.52% 11.62% 0% 0 -11.62
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV
2020 $52,600 100% 100% 0
2019 $39,395 77.13% 91.67% 14.54
2018 $35,567 71.63% 83.33% 11.7
2017 $26,628 52.16% 75% 22.84
2016 $21,667 45.81% 66.67% 20.86
2015 $19,174 40.44% 58.33% 17.89
2014 $14,396 29.34% 50% 20.66
2013 $12,357 24.59% 41.67% 17.08
2012 $11,142 21.39% 33.33% 11.94
2011 $9,764 18.33% 25% 6.67
2010 $9,022 16.43% 16.67% 0.24
2009 $8,706 15.08% 8.33% -6.75
2008 $7,442 11.62% 0% -11.62
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About The Numbers

Our depreciation figures are calculated by aggregating then analyzing pricing, sales and other related automotive data sets.

Here are some brief descriptions of the columns:
  • Year - The vehicle model year.
  • New Price - The geometric mean new price paid of that model year grouped by most the popular trim levels.
  • Current Price - The geometric mean listing price of a used model of that year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • Maintenance - Estimated maintenance and repair costs during that year of ownership.
  • $ Decline - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Year over Year percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage paid of the original price.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years of the vehicle.
  • Years Left - Current industry average of years remaining with predictable maintenance and repair costs.
  • Net Used Value - Our ranking & sorting index to help you find the model years with the most value.
2,344,925 total data points last analyzed on 04/16/2020.
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Our Mercedes-Benz C-Class Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

Mercedes' C-class depreciates pretty hard for the first handful of years of its life, and that continues through year 7, when it ranks as one of the lowest for retained value among luxury models. However, if you feel that you like the model well enough to buy one that is 6-7 years old, you just might find a bargain that doesn't depreciate much from that point forward. Mercedes vehicles last a long time, so if you can find an older one, that has been taken care of, and at a reasonable price, well, you might have found yourself a winner.

The 2017, 2016 & 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 52% of the original cost with 75% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2017 C-Class. That gives it a Net Used Value score of 22.84 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2016 & 2014 C-Class model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

While we would advise holding onto this vehicle for a few years, that's not always the plan. Dealers have access to similar figures so they know that your vehicle has a low risk of depreciation.