Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will depreciate 62% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $31,751.

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 $82,685 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 CLS-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $23,028 72.15% $59,657 13,500 2021
2 $27,046 67.29% $55,639 27,000 2022
3 $33,281 59.75% $49,404 40,500 2023
4 $45,659 44.78% $37,026 54,000 2024
5 $50,934 38.40% $31,751 67,500 2025
6 $54,729 33.81% $27,956 81,000 2026
7 $57,755 30.15% $24,930 94,500 2027
8 $59,550 27.98% $23,135 108,000 2028
9 $63,775 22.87% $18,910 121,500 2029
10 $69,670 15.74% $13,015 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $23,028 72.15% $59,657
2 $27,046 67.29% $55,639
3 $33,281 59.75% $49,404
4 $45,659 44.78% $37,026
5 $50,934 38.40% $31,751
6 $54,729 33.81% $27,956
7 $57,755 30.15% $24,930
8 $59,550 27.98% $23,135
9 $63,775 22.87% $18,910
10 $69,670 15.74% $13,015

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $27,046 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 $23,888. 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 CLS-Class models become available.

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

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the CLS-Class. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 45% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2015 and 2019 model years are also attractive years for the CLS-Class, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the CLS-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 CLS-Class models.

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $82,685 $82,685 $283 $0 0% 100%
2019 $82,216 $59,662 $340 $23,023 27.84% 72.15% Better
2018 $81,805 $55,493 $447 $4,169 6.99% 67.29% Good
2017 $81,660 $49,404 $609 $6,089 10.97% 59.75%
2016 $77,093 $35,236 $715 $14,168 28.68% 44.78% Best
2015 $76,251 $30,214 $932 $5,022 14.25% 38.4% Better
2014 $74,600 $26,545 $1,326 $3,669 12.14% 33.81% Good
2013 $73,882 $23,792 $1,513 $2,753 10.37% 30.15%
2012 $73,608 $22,231 $1,637 $1,561 6.56% 27.98%
2011 $62,497 $16,175 $1,883 $6,056 27.24% 22.87%
2010 $82,194 $14,878 $1,938 $1,297 8.02% 15.74%
2009 $61,578 $12,944 $2,234 $1,934 13% 17.39%
2008 $60,924 $11,330 $2,654 $1,614 12.47% 14.24%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $82,685 100%
2019 $59,662 72.15% Better
2018 $55,493 67.29% Good
2017 $49,404 59.75%
2016 $35,236 44.78% Best
2015 $30,214 38.4% Better
2014 $26,545 33.81% Good
2013 $23,792 30.15%
2012 $22,231 27.98%
2011 $16,175 22.87%
2010 $14,878 15.74%
2009 $12,944 17.39%
2008 $11,330 14.24%
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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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