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 2019 is our top pick for the best model year value for the Mercedes-Benz vehicles. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 68% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 and 2017 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
2022 0.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2021 12.12% 87.88% 91.67%
2020 22.02% 77.98% 83.33% Better
2019 32.38% 67.62% 75.00% Best
2018 36.69% 63.31% 66.67% Good
2017 44.75% 55.25% 58.33% Better
2016 51.95% 48.05% 50.00% Good
2015 56.10% 43.90% 41.67%
2014 61.03% 38.97% 33.33%
2013 67.64% 32.36% 25.00%
2012 69.31% 30.69% 16.67%
2011 72.83% 27.17% 8.33%
2010 76.35% 23.65% 0.00%
Year Depreciation Residual Value Value Rating
2022 0.00% 100.00%
2021 12.12% 87.88%
2020 22.02% 77.98% Better
2019 32.38% 67.62% Best
2018 36.69% 63.31% Good
2017 44.75% 55.25% Better
2016 51.95% 48.05% Good
2015 56.10% 43.90%
2014 61.03% 38.97%
2013 67.64% 32.36%
2012 69.31% 30.69%
2011 72.83% 27.17%
2010 76.35% 23.65%

Mercedes-Benz Depreciation by Model