Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz G-Class will depreciate 52% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $82,275.

The Mercedes G-class is not for everyone, and they're not cheap, but they do hold their value well. It would appear that the longer you hold your G-class, the better the investment becomes (relative to other vehicles). In fact, at year 7, the G-class has the 2nd best value retention of any luxury model, second only to the Lexus RX-350. 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-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 13,500 miles per, and assumes a purchase price of $173,137 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $32,186 81.41% $140,951 13,500 2021
2 $46,349 73.23% $126,788 27,000 2022
3 $58,226 66.37% $114,911 40,500 2023
4 $77,790 55.07% $95,347 54,000 2024
5 $90,862 47.52% $82,275 67,500 2025
6 $93,286 46.12% $79,851 81,000 2026
7 $93,996 45.71% $79,141 94,500 2027
8 $129,056 25.46% $44,081 108,000 2028
9 $136,449 21.19% $36,688 121,500 2029
10 $142,474 17.71% $30,663 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $32,186 81.41% $140,951
2 $46,349 73.23% $126,788
3 $58,226 66.37% $114,911
4 $77,790 55.07% $95,347
5 $90,862 47.52% $82,275
6 $93,286 46.12% $79,851
7 $93,996 45.71% $79,141
8 $129,056 25.46% $44,081
9 $136,449 21.19% $36,688
10 $142,474 17.71% $30,663

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If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz G-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $46,349 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 $44,513. 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.

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

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the G-Class. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 55% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2015 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
2020 $173,137 $173,137 $386 $0 0% 100%
2019 $170,020 $138,878 $464 $34,259 19.79% 81.41% Better
2018 $167,310 $123,123 $609 $15,755 11.34% 73.23% Good
2017 $165,401 $110,605 $830 $12,518 10.17% 66.37% Good
2016 $160,989 $89,626 $976 $20,979 18.97% 55.07% Best
2015 $158,856 $76,753 $1,270 $12,873 14.36% 47.52% Better
2014 $150,577 $71,260 $1,808 $5,493 7.16% 46.12%
2013 $147,323 $69,408 $2,063 $1,852 2.6% 45.71%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $173,137 100%
2019 $138,878 81.41% Better
2018 $123,123 73.23% Good
2017 $110,605 66.37% Good
2016 $89,626 55.07% Best
2015 $76,753 47.52% Better
2014 $71,260 46.12%
2013 $69,408 45.71%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in April 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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