Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz G-Class will depreciate 45% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $95,611.

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 $14,150 91.90% $160,546 12,000 2022
2 $23,794 86.38% $150,902 24,000 2023
3 $50,749 70.95% $123,947 36,000 2024
4 $60,515 65.36% $114,181 48,000 2025
5 $79,085 54.73% $95,611 60,000 2026
6 $90,178 48.38% $84,518 72,000 2027
7 $93,602 46.42% $81,094 84,000 2028
8 $95,838 45.14% $78,858 96,000 2029
9 $96,153 44.96% $78,543 108,000 2030
10 $104,818 40.00% $69,878 120,000 2031

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $14,150 91.90% $160,546
2 $23,794 86.38% $150,902
3 $50,749 70.95% $123,947
4 $60,515 65.36% $114,181
5 $79,085 54.73% $95,611
6 $90,178 48.38% $84,518
7 $93,602 46.42% $81,094
8 $95,838 45.14% $78,858
9 $96,153 44.96% $78,543
10 $104,818 40.00% $69,878

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 $23,794 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 $55,291. 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 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, 71% 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 $736 $0 0% 100%
2020 $173,137 $159,928 $813 $14,768 8.45% 91.9% Good
2019 $170,020 $147,830 $959 $12,098 7.56% 86.38%
2018 $167,310 $119,891 $1,180 $27,939 18.9% 70.95% Best
2017 $165,401 $109,429 $1,325 $10,462 8.73% 65.36% Good
2016 $160,989 $89,734 $1,620 $19,695 18% 54.73% Better
2015 $158,856 $79,010 $2,157 $10,724 11.95% 48.38% Better
2014 $150,577 $72,305 $2,412 $6,705 8.49% 46.42%
2013 $147,323 $69,089 $2,581 $3,216 4.45% 45.14%
2012 $111,196 $52,908 $2,918 $16,181 23.42% 44.96%
2011 $118,072 $50,220 $2,991 $2,688 5.08% 40%
2010 $116,383 $47,143 $3,396 $3,077 6.13% 37.59%
2009 $113,005 $46,326 $3,969 $817 1.73% 37.48%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $174,696 100%
2020 $159,928 91.9% Good
2019 $147,830 86.38%
2018 $119,891 70.95% Best
2017 $109,429 65.36% Good
2016 $89,734 54.73% Better
2015 $79,010 48.38% Better
2014 $72,305 46.42%
2013 $69,089 45.14%
2012 $52,908 44.96%
2011 $50,220 40%
2010 $47,143 37.59%
2009 $46,326 37.48%

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: