Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value
2020 $131,082 $131,082 $283 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2019 $128,825 $105,303 $340 $25,779 19.67% 81.48% 91.67% 11 10.19
2018 $126,810 $82,618 $447 $22,685 21.54% 64.8% 83.33% 10 18.53
2017 $126,836 $67,055 $609 $15,563 18.84% 52.39% 75% 9 22.61
2016 $119,018 $54,804 $715 $12,251 18.27% 45.45% 66.67% 8 21.22
2015 $106,222 $46,805 $932 $7,999 14.6% 43.19% 58.33% 7 15.14
2014 $100,569 $38,174 $1,326 $8,631 18.44% 36.64% 50% 6 13.36
2013 $100,849 $26,508 $1,513 $11,666 30.56% 24.78% 41.67% 5 16.89
2012 $90,090 $20,823 $1,637 $5,685 21.45% 21.3% 33.33% 4 12.03
2011 $89,825 $18,906 $1,883 $1,917 9.21% 18.95% 25% 3 6.05
2010 $86,401 $17,410 $1,938 $1,496 7.91% 17.91% 16.67% 2 -1.24
2009 $85,033 $15,921 $2,234 $1,489 8.55% 16.1% 8.33% 1 -7.77
2008 $84,591 $14,192 $2,654 $1,729 10.86% 13.64% 0% 0 -13.64
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV
2020 $131,082 100% 100% 0
2019 $105,303 81.48% 91.67% 10.19
2018 $82,618 64.8% 83.33% 18.53
2017 $67,055 52.39% 75% 22.61
2016 $54,804 45.45% 66.67% 21.22
2015 $46,805 43.19% 58.33% 15.14
2014 $38,174 36.64% 50% 13.36
2013 $26,508 24.78% 41.67% 16.89
2012 $20,823 21.3% 33.33% 12.03
2011 $18,906 18.95% 25% 6.05
2010 $17,410 17.91% 16.67% -1.24
2009 $15,921 16.1% 8.33% -7.77
2008 $14,192 13.64% 0% -13.64
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About The Numbers

Our depreciation figures are calculated by aggregating then analyzing pricing, sales and other related automotive data sets.

Here are some brief descriptions of the columns:
  • Year - The vehicle model year.
  • New Price - The geometric mean new price paid of that model year grouped by most the popular trim levels.
  • Current Price - The geometric mean listing price of a used model of that year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • Maintenance - Estimated maintenance and repair costs during that year of ownership.
  • $ Decline - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Year over Year percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage paid of the original price.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years of the vehicle.
  • Years Left - Current industry average of years remaining with predictable maintenance and repair costs.
  • Net Used Value - Our ranking & sorting index to help you find the model years with the most value.
2,344,925 total data points last analyzed on 04/16/2020.
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Our Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

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 heck of a car, especially at the right price.

The 2017, 2016 & 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 52% of the original cost with 75% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2017 S-Class. That gives it a Net Used Value score of 22.61 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2016 & 2018 S-Class model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

While we would advise holding onto this vehicle for a few years, that's not always the plan. Dealers have access to similar figures so they know that your vehicle has a low risk of depreciation.