Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz G-Class will depreciate 46% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $93,707.

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 $174,696 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 $15,932 90.88% $158,764 12,000 2022
2 $24,597 85.92% $150,099 24,000 2023
3 $52,356 70.03% $122,340 36,000 2024
4 $61,773 64.64% $112,923 48,000 2025
5 $80,989 53.64% $93,707 60,000 2026
6 $91,646 47.54% $83,050 72,000 2027
7 $94,283 46.03% $80,413 84,000 2028
8 $96,642 44.68% $78,054 96,000 2029
9 $98,057 43.87% $76,639 108,000 2030
10 $106,547 39.01% $68,149 120,000 2031

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $15,932 90.88% $158,764
2 $24,597 85.92% $150,099
3 $52,356 70.03% $122,340
4 $61,773 64.64% $112,923
5 $80,989 53.64% $93,707
6 $91,646 47.54% $83,050
7 $94,283 46.03% $80,413
8 $96,642 44.68% $78,054
9 $98,057 43.87% $76,639
10 $106,547 39.01% $68,149

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 $24,597 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 $56,392. 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 $2,829 per year. This adds up to around $14,145 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 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the G-Class. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 70% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2015 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
2021 $174,696 $174,696 $721 $0 0% 100%
2020 $173,137 $158,158 $804 $16,538 9.47% 90.88% Good
2019 $170,020 $147,025 $936 $11,133 7.04% 85.92%
2018 $167,310 $118,310 $1,147 $28,715 19.53% 70.03% Best
2017 $165,401 $108,246 $1,323 $10,064 8.51% 64.64% Good
2016 $160,989 $87,946 $1,599 $20,300 18.75% 53.64% Better
2015 $158,856 $77,677 $2,160 $10,269 11.68% 47.54% Better
2014 $150,577 $71,690 $2,383 $5,987 7.71% 46.03%
2013 $147,323 $68,410 $2,590 $3,280 4.58% 44.68%
2012 $111,196 $51,681 $2,898 $16,729 24.45% 43.87%
2011 $118,072 $49,002 $2,938 $2,679 5.18% 39.01%
2010 $116,383 $46,281 $3,268 $2,721 5.55% 36.96%
2009 $113,005 $45,976 $3,745 $305 0.66% 37.37%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $174,696 100%
2020 $158,158 90.88% Good
2019 $147,025 85.92%
2018 $118,310 70.03% Best
2017 $108,246 64.64% Good
2016 $87,946 53.64% Better
2015 $77,677 47.54% Better
2014 $71,690 46.03%
2013 $68,410 44.68%
2012 $51,681 43.87%
2011 $49,002 39.01%
2010 $46,281 36.96%
2009 $45,976 37.37%

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: