Mercedes-Benz E-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz E-Class will depreciate 50% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $38,864.

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 $18,581 76.20% $59,491 12,000 2022
2 $23,492 69.91% $54,580 24,000 2023
3 $32,736 58.07% $45,336 36,000 2024
4 $38,037 51.28% $40,035 48,000 2025
5 $39,208 49.78% $38,864 60,000 2026
6 $44,009 43.63% $34,063 72,000 2027
7 $48,990 37.25% $29,082 84,000 2028
8 $54,783 29.83% $23,289 96,000 2029
9 $57,906 25.83% $20,166 108,000 2030
10 $59,678 23.56% $18,394 120,000 2031

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $18,581 76.20% $59,491
2 $23,492 69.91% $54,580
3 $32,736 58.07% $45,336
4 $38,037 51.28% $40,035
5 $39,208 49.78% $38,864
6 $44,009 43.63% $34,063
7 $48,990 37.25% $29,082
8 $54,783 29.83% $23,289
9 $57,906 25.83% $20,166
10 $59,678 23.56% $18,394

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 $23,492 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 $15,716. 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.

What About Mercedes-Benz E-Class Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Mercedes-Benz E-Class is about $2,245 per year. This adds up to around $11,225 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

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, 58% 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 $431 $0 0% 100%
2020 $77,232 $59,346 $492 $18,726 23.99% 76.2% Better
2019 $75,552 $53,405 $590 $5,941 10.01% 69.91% Good
2018 $74,152 $43,803 $746 $9,602 17.98% 58.07% Best
2017 $62,971 $33,166 $876 $10,637 24.28% 51.28% Better
2016 $48,722 $25,333 $1,080 $7,833 23.62% 49.78% Good
2015 $52,088 $24,222 $1,495 $1,111 4.39% 43.63%
2014 $50,194 $20,356 $1,660 $3,866 15.96% 37.25%
2013 $50,191 $16,785 $1,813 $3,571 17.54% 29.83%
2012 $50,178 $15,000 $2,041 $1,785 10.63% 25.83%
2011 $48,837 $13,575 $2,070 $1,425 9.5% 23.56%
2010 $48,559 $12,443 $2,314 $1,132 8.34% 20.86%
2009 $47,371 $8,986 $2,667 $3,457 27.78% 13.34%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $78,072 100%
2020 $59,346 76.2% Better
2019 $53,405 69.91% Good
2018 $43,803 58.07% Best
2017 $33,166 51.28% Better
2016 $25,333 49.78% Good
2015 $24,222 43.63%
2014 $20,356 37.25%
2013 $16,785 29.83%
2012 $15,000 25.83%
2011 $13,575 23.56%
2010 $12,443 20.86%
2009 $8,986 13.34%

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: