Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz G-Class will depreciate 52% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $82,950.

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 5th best value retention of any luxury model, and is tops in the full-size segment. 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 13,500 miles per year, 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 $31,476 81.82% $141,661 13,500 2021
2 $50,816 70.65% $122,321 27,000 2022
3 $62,139 64.11% $110,998 40,500 2023
4 $79,955 53.82% $93,182 54,000 2024
5 $90,187 47.91% $82,950 67,500 2025
6 $92,905 46.34% $80,232 81,000 2026
7 $96,281 44.39% $76,856 94,500 2027
8 $98,688 43.00% $74,449 108,000 2028
9 $104,272 39.77% $68,865 121,500 2029
10 $109,437 36.79% $63,700 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $31,476 81.82% $141,661
2 $50,816 70.65% $122,321
3 $62,139 64.11% $110,998
4 $79,955 53.82% $93,182
5 $90,187 47.91% $82,950
6 $92,905 46.34% $80,232
7 $96,281 44.39% $76,856
8 $98,688 43.00% $74,449
9 $104,272 39.77% $68,865
10 $109,437 36.79% $63,700

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If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz G-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $50,816 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 $39,371. 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, 54% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 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 $139,577 $464 $33,560 19.38% 81.82% Good
2018 $167,310 $118,808 $609 $20,769 14.88% 70.65% Better
2017 $165,401 $106,875 $830 $11,933 10.04% 64.11% Better
2016 $160,989 $87,621 $976 $19,254 18.02% 53.82% Best
2015 $158,856 $77,370 $1,270 $10,251 11.7% 47.91% Good
2014 $150,577 $71,578 $1,808 $5,792 7.49% 46.34%
2013 $147,323 $67,458 $2,063 $4,120 5.76% 44.39%
2012 $111,196 $47,814 $2,232 $19,644 29.12% 43%
2011 $118,072 $53,678 $2,568 +$5,864 -12.26% 43.29%
2010 $116,383 $48,881 $2,642 $4,797 8.94% 42%
2009 $113,005 $45,890 $3,046 $2,991 6.12% 37.91%
2008 $103,549 $38,313 $3,620 $7,577 16.51% 37%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $173,137 100%
2019 $139,577 81.82% Good
2018 $118,808 70.65% Better
2017 $106,875 64.11% Better
2016 $87,621 53.82% Best
2015 $77,370 47.91% Good
2014 $71,578 46.34%
2013 $67,458 44.39%
2012 $47,814 43%
2011 $53,678 43.29%
2010 $48,881 42%
2009 $45,890 37.91%
2008 $38,313 37%
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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 September 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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