Mercedes-Benz Depreciation

Average Mercedes-Benz Depreciation

Year % Decline (YOY) % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value
2020 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 12 0.00
2019 24.86% 24.00% 76.00% 91.67% 11 15.67
2018 15.18% 34.70% 65.30% 83.33% 10 18.03
2017 17.03% 45.04% 54.96% 75.00% 9 20.04
2016 21.46% 54.37% 45.63% 66.67% 8 21.04
2015 10.85% 58.01% 41.99% 58.33% 7 16.34
2014 13.37% 63.47% 36.53% 50.00% 6 13.47
2013 13.25% 69.42% 30.58% 41.67% 5 11.09
2012 11.15% 75.95% 24.05% 33.33% 4 9.27
2011 11.58% 78.67% 21.33% 25.00% 3 3.67
2010 8.83% 82.51% 17.49% 16.67% 2 -0.82
2009 12.07% 83.43% 16.57% 8.33% 1 -8.24
2008 15.81% 87.05% 12.95% 0.00% 0 -12.95
Year % Decline % Paid % Left NUV
2020 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00
2019 24.00% 76.00% 91.67% 15.67
2018 34.70% 65.30% 83.33% 18.03
2017 45.04% 54.96% 75.00% 20.04
2016 54.37% 45.63% 66.67% 21.04
2015 58.01% 41.99% 58.33% 16.34
2014 63.47% 36.53% 50.00% 13.47
2013 69.42% 30.58% 41.67% 11.09
2012 75.95% 24.05% 33.33% 9.27
2011 78.67% 21.33% 25.00% 3.67
2010 82.51% 17.49% 16.67% -0.82
2009 83.43% 16.57% 8.33% -8.24
2008 87.05% 12.95% 0.00% -12.95

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About The Numbers

Our depreciation figures are calculated by aggregating then analyzing pricing, sales and other related automotive data sets.

Here are some brief descriptions of the columns:
  • Year - The brand model year.
  • % Decline (YOY) - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Total percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage of the original price paid for that model year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years with relatively predictable costs of the vehicle.
  • Years Left - Current industry average of years remaining with predictable maintenance and repair costs.
  • Net Used Value - Our ranking & sorting index to help you find the model years with the most value.
2,344,925 total data points last analyzed on 04/16/2020.
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Our Mercedes-Benz Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

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. Right now, the SL models 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 they rank very well within its peer group for retaining value.

The 2016, 2017 & 2018 Mercedes-Benz model years are currently the best values in our opinion.

On average, expect to pay only 46% of the original cost with 67% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2016 Mercedes-Benz. That gives it a Net Used Value score of 21.04 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2017 & 2018 model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Already Own a 2016 Mercedes-Benz?

While we would advise holding onto this vehicle for a few years, that's not always the plan. Dealers have access to similar figures so they know that your vehicle has a low risk of depreciation.