Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will depreciate 50% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $20,235.

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 $40,871 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.

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $11,464 71.95% $29,407 13,500 2021
2 $13,103 67.94% $27,768 27,000 2022
3 $15,592 61.85% $25,279 40,500 2023
4 $19,307 52.76% $21,564 54,000 2024
5 $20,636 49.51% $20,235 67,500 2025
6 $23,215 43.20% $17,656 81,000 2026
7 $28,295 30.77% $12,576 94,500 2027
8 $29,913 26.81% $10,958 108,000 2028
9 $31,516 22.89% $9,355 121,500 2029
10 $32,386 20.76% $8,485 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $11,464 71.95% $29,407
2 $13,103 67.94% $27,768
3 $15,592 61.85% $25,279
4 $19,307 52.76% $21,564
5 $20,636 49.51% $20,235
6 $23,215 43.20% $17,656
7 $28,295 30.77% $12,576
8 $29,913 26.81% $10,958
9 $31,516 22.89% $9,355
10 $32,386 20.76% $8,485

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $13,103 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 $7,533. 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 CLA-Class models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the CLA-Class. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 72% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the CLA-Class, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the CLA-Class'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 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class models.

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $40,871 $40,871 $283 $0 0% 100%
2019 $40,216 $29,274 $340 $11,597 28.37% 71.95% Best
2018 $39,661 $27,393 $447 $1,881 6.43% 67.94% Better
2017 $39,950 $25,318 $609 $2,075 7.57% 61.85% Good
2016 $38,600 $21,080 $715 $4,238 16.74% 52.76% Better
2015 $38,427 $19,956 $932 $1,124 5.33% 49.51% Good
2014 $38,883 $18,122 $1,326 $1,834 9.19% 43.2%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $40,871 100%
2019 $29,274 71.95% Best
2018 $27,393 67.94% Better
2017 $25,318 61.85% Good
2016 $21,080 52.76% Better
2015 $19,956 49.51% Good
2014 $18,122 43.2%
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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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