Mercedes-Benz Depreciation

Mercedes' resale values span a wide range, with some models holding their values well, and others taking a big hit early, and continuing to fall. For Mercedes, it's all about what's in "vogue" today, and what styles are deemed attractive, as if you're buying a suit or dress. Right now, the SL models are not sought after, and their resale values reflect that. Alternatively, the "G-Wagon" and its odd combination of polarizing-looks-meets-status-symbol seems to be more resilient to fashion trends, as they rank very well within its peer group for retaining value.

The 2017 is our top pick for the best model year value for the Mercedes-Benz vehicles. With the 2017, you would only pay, on average, 56% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the Mercedes-Benz models, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including original new prices, current prices, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money with a Mercedes-Benz model.

Mercedes-Benz Depreciation

Year Depreciation Residual Value Percent Left Value Rating
2020 0.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2019 23.61% 76.39% 91.67% Good
2018 35.58% 64.42% 83.33% Better
2017 43.92% 56.08% 75.00% Best
2016 51.95% 48.05% 66.67% Better
2015 55.55% 44.45% 58.33% Good
2014 61.53% 38.47% 50.00%
2013 67.83% 32.17% 41.67%
2012 69.89% 30.11% 33.33%
2011 72.24% 27.76% 25.00%
2010 75.52% 24.48% 16.67%
2009 77.91% 22.09% 8.33%
2008 80.49% 19.51% 0.00%
Year Depreciation Residual Value Value Rating
2020 0.00% 100.00%
2019 23.61% 76.39% Good
2018 35.58% 64.42% Better
2017 43.92% 56.08% Best
2016 51.95% 48.05% Better
2015 55.55% 44.45% Good
2014 61.53% 38.47%
2013 67.83% 32.17%
2012 69.89% 30.11%
2011 72.24% 27.76%
2010 75.52% 24.48%
2009 77.91% 22.09%
2008 80.49% 19.51%

Mercedes-Benz Depreciation by Model