Mercedes-Benz E-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz E-Class will depreciate 49% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $40,129.

The E-class loses about 40% of its value in the first 3 years, so if you buy new (and many do), be prepared to lose a meaninful portion of your investment. If you're OK with something that is slightly used, such as one coming off lease, then that's where the bargains are to be had. Think about an E-class that is 4 or 5 years old, and that has had a gentle owner, and almost irrespective of mileage, you may find yourself an attractive car for the long run. A Mercedes engine will run for 250,000 miles, so if you plan to put a lot of miles on your car, an older E-class may still have a lot of miles left in it.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $78,072 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $17,746 77.27% $60,326 12,000 2022
2 $22,446 71.25% $55,626 24,000 2023
3 $31,377 59.81% $46,695 36,000 2024
4 $37,053 52.54% $41,019 48,000 2025
5 $37,943 51.40% $40,129 60,000 2026
6 $43,767 43.94% $34,305 72,000 2027
7 $48,779 37.52% $29,293 84,000 2028
8 $54,713 29.92% $23,359 96,000 2029
9 $57,289 26.62% $20,783 108,000 2030
10 $58,921 24.53% $19,151 120,000 2031

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $17,746 77.27% $60,326
2 $22,446 71.25% $55,626
3 $31,377 59.81% $46,695
4 $37,053 52.54% $41,019
5 $37,943 51.40% $40,129
6 $43,767 43.94% $34,305
7 $48,779 37.52% $29,293
8 $54,713 29.92% $23,359
9 $57,289 26.62% $20,783
10 $58,921 24.53% $19,151

Buying a Mercedes-Benz E-Class New vs Used

If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz E-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $22,446 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 $15,497. 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 E-Class models become available.

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

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the E-Class. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 60% 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 E-Class, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the E-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 E-Class models.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $78,072 $78,072 $439 $0 0% 100%
2020 $77,232 $60,176 $496 $17,896 22.92% 77.27% Better
2019 $75,552 $54,437 $603 $5,739 9.54% 71.25% Good
2018 $74,152 $45,113 $765 $9,324 17.13% 59.81% Best
2017 $62,971 $33,960 $872 $11,153 24.72% 52.54% Better
2016 $48,722 $26,129 $1,088 $7,831 23.06% 51.4% Good
2015 $52,088 $24,372 $1,482 $1,757 6.72% 43.94%
2014 $50,194 $20,500 $1,669 $3,872 15.89% 37.52%
2013 $50,191 $16,812 $1,793 $3,688 17.99% 29.92%
2012 $50,178 $15,397 $2,040 $1,415 8.42% 26.62%
2011 $48,837 $14,073 $2,094 $1,324 8.6% 24.53%
2010 $48,559 $12,516 $2,390 $1,557 11.06% 20.85%
2009 $47,371 $9,220 $2,811 $3,296 26.33% 13.53%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $78,072 100%
2020 $60,176 77.27% Better
2019 $54,437 71.25% Good
2018 $45,113 59.81% Best
2017 $33,960 52.54% Better
2016 $26,129 51.4% Good
2015 $24,372 43.94%
2014 $20,500 37.52%
2013 $16,812 29.92%
2012 $15,397 26.62%
2011 $14,073 24.53%
2010 $12,516 20.85%
2009 $9,220 13.53%

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the E-Class stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other Mercedes-Benz E-Class Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Mercedes-Benz E-Class costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: