Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will depreciate 59% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $33,984.

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 $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 $15,768 80.93% $66,917 13,500 2021
2 $23,987 70.99% $58,698 27,000 2022
3 $31,594 61.79% $51,091 40,500 2023
4 $43,575 47.30% $39,110 54,000 2024
5 $48,701 41.10% $33,984 67,500 2025
6 $53,415 35.40% $29,270 81,000 2026
7 $57,152 30.88% $25,533 94,500 2027
8 $58,376 29.40% $24,309 108,000 2028
9 $62,361 24.58% $20,324 121,500 2029
10 $69,331 16.15% $13,354 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $15,768 80.93% $66,917
2 $23,987 70.99% $58,698
3 $31,594 61.79% $51,091
4 $43,575 47.30% $39,110
5 $48,701 41.10% $33,984
6 $53,415 35.40% $29,270
7 $57,152 30.88% $25,533
8 $58,376 29.40% $24,309
9 $62,361 24.58% $20,324
10 $69,331 16.15% $13,354

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If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $23,987 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 $24,714. 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, 47% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2015 and 2014 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 $66,876 $340 $15,809 19.12% 80.93%
2018 $81,805 $58,519 $447 $8,357 12.5% 70.99% Good
2017 $81,660 $51,063 $609 $7,456 12.74% 61.79% Good
2016 $77,093 $37,183 $715 $13,880 27.18% 47.3% Best
2015 $76,251 $32,273 $932 $4,910 13.2% 41.1% Better
2014 $74,600 $27,735 $1,326 $4,538 14.06% 35.4% Better
2013 $73,882 $24,328 $1,513 $3,407 12.28% 30.88%
2012 $73,608 $23,275 $1,637 $1,053 4.33% 29.4%
2011 $62,497 $17,244 $1,883 $6,031 25.91% 24.58%
2010 $82,194 $15,216 $1,938 $2,028 11.76% 16.15%
2009 $61,578 $9,852 $2,234 $5,364 35.25% 16%
2008 $60,924 $9,748 $2,654 $104 1.06% 16%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $82,685 100%
2019 $66,876 80.93%
2018 $58,519 70.99% Good
2017 $51,063 61.79% Good
2016 $37,183 47.3% Best
2015 $32,273 41.1% Better
2014 $27,735 35.4% Better
2013 $24,328 30.88%
2012 $23,275 29.4%
2011 $17,244 24.58%
2010 $15,216 16.15%
2009 $9,852 16%
2008 $9,748 16%
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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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