Mercedes-Benz E-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz E-Class will depreciate 54% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $35,527.

The E-class loses about half of its value in the first 3 years, so if you buy new (and many do), be prepared to lose 50% on 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 13,500 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $77,232 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.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $22,305 71.12% $54,927 13,500 2021
2 $29,541 61.75% $47,691 27,000 2022
3 $36,500 52.74% $40,732 40,500 2023
4 $36,732 52.44% $40,500 54,000 2024
5 $41,705 46.00% $35,527 67,500 2025
6 $48,069 37.76% $29,163 81,000 2026
7 $54,572 29.34% $22,660 94,500 2027
8 $56,379 27.00% $20,853 108,000 2028
9 $58,163 24.69% $19,069 121,500 2029
10 $60,318 21.90% $16,914 135,000 2030

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $22,305 71.12% $54,927
2 $29,541 61.75% $47,691
3 $36,500 52.74% $40,732
4 $36,732 52.44% $40,500
5 $41,705 46.00% $35,527
6 $48,069 37.76% $29,163
7 $54,572 29.34% $22,660
8 $56,379 27.00% $20,853
9 $58,163 24.69% $19,069
10 $60,318 21.90% $16,914

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz E-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $29,541 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 $12,164. 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 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the E-Class. With the 2017, you would only pay, on average, 53% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2019 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
2020 $77,232 $77,232 $438 $0 0% 100%
2019 $75,552 $54,226 $495 $23,006 29.79% 71.12% Better
2018 $74,152 $46,389 $601 $7,837 14.45% 61.75% Better
2017 $62,971 $33,975 $763 $12,414 26.76% 52.74% Best
2016 $48,722 $26,418 $870 $7,557 22.24% 52.44% Good
2015 $52,088 $25,048 $1,086 $1,370 5.19% 46% Good
2014 $50,194 $20,431 $1,480 $4,617 18.43% 37.76%
2013 $50,191 $16,394 $1,667 $4,037 19.76% 29.34%
2012 $50,178 $15,337 $1,791 $1,057 6.45% 27%
2011 $48,837 $14,096 $2,038 $1,241 8.09% 24.69%
2010 $48,559 $12,724 $2,092 $1,372 9.73% 21.9%
2009 $47,371 $9,106 $2,388 $3,618 28.43% 14.18%
2008 $46,223 $8,478 $2,809 $628 6.9% 12.26%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $77,232 100%
2019 $54,226 71.12% Better
2018 $46,389 61.75% Better
2017 $33,975 52.74% Best
2016 $26,418 52.44% Good
2015 $25,048 46% Good
2014 $20,431 37.76%
2013 $16,394 29.34%
2012 $15,337 27%
2011 $14,096 24.69%
2010 $12,724 21.9%
2009 $9,106 14.18%
2008 $8,478 12.26%

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: