|The G-Class continually shows up at the top of retained value awards. (Photo: Mercedes-Benz)|
Proving this point, the German brand earned multiple Canadian Black Book 2017 Best Retained Value Awards. The venerable G-Class SUV moved up two places to take top spot in the “Full-Size Luxury SUV” category, while the GLK (now replaced by the GLC) earned runner-up status in the “Compact Luxury SUV” segment behind Audi’s Q5, an impressive feat considering just how many compact sport utilities are vying for top position. Mercedes’ CLS four-door coupe was also recognized amongst the best three in the “Premium Luxury Car” class, while Mercedes final prize was first place for the Sprinter passenger and cargo van in the “Full-Size Van” segment.
|The Sprinter almost always places first in its commercial van segment. (Photo: Mercedes-Benz)|
“Depreciation is the single largest expense of owning a vehicle, more than gas, maintenance or insurance,” stated Brian Murphy, VP Research and Editorial, Canadian Black Book. “Understanding your vehicle’s retained value is extremely important for anyone researching to buy, sell or trade-in any vehicle.”
|The CLS-Class four-door coupe retains its value well over four years. (Photo: Mercedes-Benz)|
In case you were wondering, Canadian Black Book isn’t the only organization awarding models with strong resale values. In fact, ALG does likewise with its Canadian
|Beautifully designed, high-quality, fully featured interiors help Mercedes-Benz vehicles maintain their values. (Photo: Mercedes-Benz)|
So how did Mercedes do in the latest 2017 ALG Canadian Residual Value Awards? Mercedes’ G-Class and Sprinter once again took first place within the “Premium Fullsize Utility Vehicle” and “Fullsize Commercial Van” segments respectively, while the GLC-Class won first in the “Premium Compact Utility Vehicle” category and the GLE-Class achieved top-three placement within the “Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle – 2 Row” segment.
It should be noted that retained (or resale) values are subject to many factors, from the strength of a brand and/or model within the pre-owned auto market to exactly
|The GLC-Class, and its GLK predecessor, have long held their values well. (Photo: Mercedes-Benz)|
This in mind, the G-Class, Sprinter, CLS-Class and GLC-Class (previously the GLK-Class) have proven to have such strong continued resale values they should be seriously considered within their respective segments.
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