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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz G-Class will depreciate 23% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $141,544.

The Mercedes G-class is not for everyone, and they're not cheap, but they do hold their value well, consistently ranking in the Top 10 among luxury vehicles. In the full-size segment, the G-class has the best value retention of any luxury model. If you like the style, and your budget can handle the purchase price, you can probably sell it for a reasonable amount a few years down the road. For fun, run a comparison on our site of the depreciation of a G-class against a Range Rover, as that will be an eye-opening experience.

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 $184,518 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 G-Class.

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $21,349 88.43% $163,169 12,000 2022
2 $23,194 87.43% $161,324 24,000 2023
3 $32,088 82.61% $152,430 36,000 2024
4 $32,973 82.13% $151,545 48,000 2025
5 $42,974 76.71% $141,544 60,000 2026
6 $68,069 63.11% $116,449 72,000 2027
7 $83,421 54.79% $101,097 84,000 2028
8 $85,303 53.77% $99,215 96,000 2029
9 $88,476 52.05% $96,042 108,000 2030
10 $90,414 51.00% $94,104 120,000 2031

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $21,349 88.43% $163,169
2 $23,194 87.43% $161,324
3 $32,088 82.61% $152,430
4 $32,973 82.13% $151,545
5 $42,974 76.71% $141,544
6 $68,069 63.11% $116,449
7 $83,421 54.79% $101,097
8 $85,303 53.77% $99,215
9 $88,476 52.05% $96,042
10 $90,414 51.00% $94,104

Buying a Mercedes-Benz G-Class New vs Used

If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz G-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $23,194 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 $19,780. 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 G-Class models become available.

What About Mercedes-Benz G-Class Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Mercedes-Benz G-Class is about $3,800 per year. This adds up to around $19,000 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 G-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 G-Class

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the G-Class. With the 2021, you would only pay, on average, 88% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 and 2019 model years are also attractive years for the G-Class, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the G-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 G-Class models.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2022 $184,518 $184,518 $740 $0 0% 100%
2021 $184,315 $163,809 $823 $20,709 11.22% 88.43% Best
2020 $173,137 $152,333 $955 $11,476 7.01% 87.43% Better
2019 $170,020 $141,620 $1,167 $10,713 7.03% 82.61% Better
2018 $167,310 $138,761 $1,342 $2,859 2.02% 82.13%
2017 $165,401 $128,495 $1,619 $10,266 7.4% 76.71%
2016 $160,989 $103,784 $2,180 $24,711 19.23% 63.11% Good
2015 $158,856 $89,448 $2,403 $14,336 13.81% 54.79% Good
2014 $150,577 $83,581 $2,610 $5,867 6.56% 53.77%
2013 $147,323 $79,602 $2,918 $3,979 4.76% 52.05%
2012 $111,196 $56,710 $2,957 $22,892 28.76% 51%
2011 $118,072 $59,036 $3,287 +$2,326 -4.1% 50%
2010 $116,383 $57,028 $3,765 $2,008 3.4% 49%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2022 $184,518 100%
2021 $163,809 88.43% Best
2020 $152,333 87.43% Better
2019 $141,620 82.61% Better
2018 $138,761 82.13%
2017 $128,495 76.71%
2016 $103,784 63.11% Good
2015 $89,448 54.79% Good
2014 $83,581 53.77%
2013 $79,602 52.05%
2012 $56,710 51%
2011 $59,036 50%
2010 $57,028 49%

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

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

Depreciation Rankings

Other Mercedes-Benz G-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 G-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: