Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz S-Class will depreciate 46% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $68,852.

Many Mercedes S-class owners want brand new, right out of the box. But, they have to pay for that privilege. If you are comfortable with something that is "somewhat" new, and don't have money to burn, think of getting one that is 4 years old, or older. If you do, you can probably get a $100,000 car around $45,000, that is still in great shape, and without a ton of miles on it. Many new owners lease, so see if you can find yourself something that is coming off of a lease, and scoop it up. It's a high-quality car, but even better at half the price.

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 $127,503 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 S-Class.

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $10,953 91.41% $116,550 12,000 2022
2 $31,225 75.51% $96,278 24,000 2023
3 $48,744 61.77% $78,759 36,000 2024
4 $56,866 55.40% $70,637 48,000 2025
5 $58,651 54.00% $68,852 60,000 2026
6 $68,444 46.32% $59,059 72,000 2027
7 $71,542 43.89% $55,961 84,000 2028
8 $76,604 39.92% $50,899 96,000 2029
9 $96,214 24.54% $31,289 108,000 2030
10 $97,833 23.27% $29,670 120,000 2031

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $10,953 91.41% $116,550
2 $31,225 75.51% $96,278
3 $48,744 61.77% $78,759
4 $56,866 55.40% $70,637
5 $58,651 54.00% $68,852
6 $68,444 46.32% $59,059
7 $71,542 43.89% $55,961
8 $76,604 39.92% $50,899
9 $96,214 24.54% $31,289
10 $97,833 23.27% $29,670

Buying a Mercedes-Benz S-Class New vs Used

If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz S-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $31,225 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 $27,426. 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 S-Class models become available.

What About Mercedes-Benz S-Class Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Mercedes-Benz S-Class is about $3,865 per year. This adds up to around $19,325 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 S-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 S-Class

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the S-Class. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 62% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2020 model years are also attractive years for the S-Class, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the S-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 S-Class models.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2022 $127,503 $127,503 $529 $0 0% 100%
2021 $127,273 $116,930 $591 $10,573 8.29% 91.41%
2020 $131,082 $99,670 $689 $17,260 14.76% 75.51% Better
2019 $128,825 $80,418 $845 $19,252 19.32% 61.77% Best
2018 $126,810 $71,234 $975 $9,184 11.42% 55.4% Better
2017 $126,836 $68,491 $1,179 $2,743 3.85% 54% Good
2016 $119,018 $56,724 $1,594 $11,767 17.18% 46.32% Good
2015 $106,222 $48,380 $1,759 $8,344 14.71% 43.89%
2014 $100,569 $42,055 $1,912 $6,325 13.07% 39.92%
2013 $99,849 $26,645 $2,140 $15,410 36.64% 24.54%
2012 $90,090 $23,131 $2,169 $3,514 13.19% 23.27%
2011 $89,825 $22,893 $2,413 $238 1.03% 22.8%
2010 $86,401 $19,427 $2,766 $3,466 15.14% 19.28%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2022 $127,503 100%
2021 $116,930 91.41%
2020 $99,670 75.51% Better
2019 $80,418 61.77% Best
2018 $71,234 55.4% Better
2017 $68,491 54% Good
2016 $56,724 46.32% Good
2015 $48,380 43.89%
2014 $42,055 39.92%
2013 $26,645 24.54%
2012 $23,131 23.27%
2011 $22,893 22.8%
2010 $19,427 19.28%

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

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

Depreciation Rankings

Other Mercedes-Benz S-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 S-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: