Mercedes-Benz C-Class Depreciation

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value ®
2020 $52,600 $52,600 $283 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2019 $50,638 $39,395 $340 $13,205 25.1% 77.13% 91.67% 11 14.54
2018 $49,030 $35,567 $447 $3,828 9.72% 71.63% 83.33% 10 11.7
2017 $49,886 $26,628 $609 $8,939 25.13% 52.16% 75% 9 22.84
2016 $45,741 $21,667 $715 $4,961 18.63% 45.81% 66.67% 8 20.86
2015 $45,110 $19,174 $932 $2,493 11.51% 40.44% 58.33% 7 17.89
2014 $44,551 $14,396 $1,326 $4,778 24.92% 29.34% 50% 6 20.66
2013 $44,100 $12,357 $1,513 $2,039 14.16% 24.59% 41.67% 5 17.08
2012 $44,431 $11,142 $1,637 $1,215 9.83% 21.39% 33.33% 4 11.94
2011 $43,005 $9,764 $1,883 $1,378 12.37% 18.33% 25% 3 6.67
2010 $43,115 $9,022 $1,938 $742 7.6% 16.43% 16.67% 2 0.24
2009 $42,910 $8,706 $2,234 $316 3.5% 15.08% 8.33% 1 -6.75
2008 $41,206 $7,442 $2,654 $1,264 14.52% 11.62% 0% 0 -11.62
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV ®
2020 $52,600 100% 100% 0
2019 $39,395 77.13% 91.67% 14.54
2018 $35,567 71.63% 83.33% 11.7
2017 $26,628 52.16% 75% 22.84
2016 $21,667 45.81% 66.67% 20.86
2015 $19,174 40.44% 58.33% 17.89
2014 $14,396 29.34% 50% 20.66
2013 $12,357 24.59% 41.67% 17.08
2012 $11,142 21.39% 33.33% 11.94
2011 $9,764 18.33% 25% 6.67
2010 $9,022 16.43% 16.67% 0.24
2009 $8,706 15.08% 8.33% -6.75
2008 $7,442 11.62% 0% -11.62
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Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale

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2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sport

2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sport

Mileage: 55,624
Mileage: 55,624     Price: $17,998
Location: Frederick, MD ~ 24 miles away
Dealer: CarMax Frederick

$17,998


2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mileage: 40,162
Mileage: 40,162     Price: $22,097
Location: Laurel, MD ~ 42 miles away
Dealer: CarMax Laurel
Low Depreciation Risk

$22,097


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mileage: 21,787
Mileage: 21,787     Price: $26,998
Location: Brandywine, MD ~ 52 miles away
Dealer: CarMax Brandywine

$26,998


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300

Mileage: 29,827
Mileage: 29,827     Price: $21,540
Dealer: Vroom / Buy Online / Nationwide Delivery
Low Depreciation Risk

$21,540


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 4MATIC

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 4MATIC

Mileage: 6,190
Mileage: 6,190     Price: $29,980
Dealer: Vroom / Buy Online / Nationwide Delivery

$29,980


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 4MATIC

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 4MATIC

Mileage: 10,775
Mileage: 10,775     Price: $29,980
Dealer: Vroom / Buy Online / Nationwide Delivery

$29,980


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 C-Class Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

Mercedes' C-class depreciates pretty hard for the first handful of years of its life, and that continues through year 7, when it ranks as one of the lowest for retained value among luxury models. However, if you feel that you like the model well enough to buy one that is 6-7 years old, you just might find a bargain that doesn't depreciate much from that point forward. Mercedes vehicles last a long time, so if you can find an older one, that has been taken care of, and at a reasonable price, well, you might have found yourself a winner.

The 2017, 2016 & 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-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 C-Class. That gives it a Net Used Value® score of 22.84 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2016 & 2014 C-Class model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-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.