Does the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Residual Value Deliver?
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 residual value is a measure of just how much it depreciates over time, and we want to make sure Chicagoland drivers know their options before committing to a Mercedes. We compared it to the Acura RLX to give you an idea of what another full-size luxury sedan has to offer.
Comparing Residual Values
When you make an investment in a new car, it’s important to know what you’re investing in, and while it’s impossible to know the future of any investment, ALG has built a reputation out of giving drivers accurate residual value estimates.
- The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 residual value estimates come in at 45% after 36 months of ownership.
- The 2016 Acura RLX with Technology Package has a 45% residual value after 36 months.
It’s a small difference, but it’s an advantage that will show itself over time, especially when compared to E350 models that are not as well maintained as your RLX. See how the features and specs of these two sedans compare in our 2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 review to get an idea of what else sets them apart.
Maintaining Your Residual Value
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 residual value estimates put it at a slight disadvantage to the 2016 Acura RLX, but it’s important to remember that these are just estimates. Many drivers fall behind on routine maintenance and other kinds of car care, and the average E350 sedan will often fall further behind on residual value.
If you want to make sure your RLX keeps its value as high as possible and maintains that advantage, we have a few pointers:
- Keep up with routine maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations.
- Have regular engine tune-ups and inspections at your Chicagoland Acura Dealer.
- Regularly wash your RLX to clear away salt and other chemicals and keep its finish intact.
Test Drive an RLX
The residual value takes a car, factors in all of its features and specs, and breaks it down into one easily comparable number. We know there’s more to a car than a percentage, though, and we think you need to see what the 2016 Acura RLX has to offer you; get behind the wheel at a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you.