Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will depreciate 54% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $18,825.

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, 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 $7,238 82.29% $33,633 13,500 2021
2 $12,678 68.98% $28,193 27,000 2022
3 $16,267 60.20% $24,604 40,500 2023
4 $20,386 50.12% $20,485 54,000 2024
5 $22,046 46.06% $18,825 67,500 2025
6 $24,224 40.73% $16,647 81,000 2026
7 $28,994 29.06% $11,877 94,500 2027
8 $30,833 24.56% $10,038 108,000 2028
9 $32,255 21.08% $8,616 121,500 2029
10 $33,110 18.99% $7,761 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,238 82.29% $33,633
2 $12,678 68.98% $28,193
3 $16,267 60.20% $24,604
4 $20,386 50.12% $20,485
5 $22,046 46.06% $18,825
6 $24,224 40.73% $16,647
7 $28,994 29.06% $11,877
8 $30,833 24.56% $10,038
9 $32,255 21.08% $8,616
10 $33,110 18.99% $7,761

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If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $12,678 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 $9,368. 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 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the CLA-Class. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 50% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2018 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 $33,433 $340 $7,438 18.2% 82.29% Good
2018 $39,661 $27,804 $447 $5,629 16.84% 68.98% Better
2017 $39,950 $24,660 $609 $3,144 11.31% 60.2% Better
2016 $38,600 $20,063 $715 $4,597 18.64% 50.12% Best
2015 $38,427 $18,633 $932 $1,430 7.13% 46.06% Good
2014 $38,883 $17,163 $1,326 $1,470 7.89% 40.73%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $40,871 100%
2019 $33,433 82.29% Good
2018 $27,804 68.98% Better
2017 $24,660 60.2% Better
2016 $20,063 50.12% Best
2015 $18,633 46.06% Good
2014 $17,163 40.73%
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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 April 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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