Mercedes-Benz Depreciation

Mercedes' resale values span a wide range, with some models holding their values well, and others taking a big hit early, and continuing to fall. For Mercedes, it's all about what's in "vogue" today, and what styles are deemed attractive, as if you're buying a suit or dress. Currently, the SL and S-Class sedans are not sought after, and their resale values reflect that. Alternatively, the "G-Wagon" and its odd combination of polarizing-looks-meets-status-symbol seems to be more resilient to fashion trends, as it rank very well within its peer group for retaining value.

The 2018 is our top pick for the best model year value for the Mercedes-Benz vehicles. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 61% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the Mercedes-Benz models, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including original new prices, current prices, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money with a Mercedes-Benz model.

Mercedes-Benz Depreciation

Year Depreciation Residual Value Percent Left Value Rating
2021 0.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2020 19.40% 80.60% 91.67%
2019 29.17% 70.83% 83.33% Good
2018 39.23% 60.77% 75.00% Best
2017 46.65% 53.35% 66.67% Better
2016 54.65% 45.35% 58.33% Better
2015 58.74% 41.26% 50.00% Good
2014 63.66% 36.34% 41.67%
2013 69.54% 30.46% 33.33%
2012 72.47% 27.53% 25.00%
2011 75.03% 24.97% 16.67%
2010 78.64% 21.36% 8.33%
2009 80.39% 19.61% 0.00%
Year Depreciation Residual Value Value Rating
2021 0.00% 100.00%
2020 19.40% 80.60%
2019 29.17% 70.83% Good
2018 39.23% 60.77% Best
2017 46.65% 53.35% Better
2016 54.65% 45.35% Better
2015 58.74% 41.26% Good
2014 63.66% 36.34%
2013 69.54% 30.46%
2012 72.47% 27.53%
2011 75.03% 24.97%
2010 78.64% 21.36%
2009 80.39% 19.61%

Mercedes-Benz Depreciation by Model