Ford F-150 Depreciation

A Ford F-150 will depreciate 36% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $27,614.

The F-150 pick-up has been the best-selling vehicle since the beginning of time. One thing that keeps them going, is that they hold their value very well, and they are a good investment, from a vehicle perspective. The F-150 ranks in our Top 10 models, landing in 7th place, just one notch below the Silverado 1500. However, the results are so close, that the choice between Ford and Chevy should be based upon other factors, and not just value retention. Half-ton pick-ups hold their value extremely well, and the F-150 is no exception.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $43,432 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Ford F-150.

Ford F-150 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $5,629 87.04% $37,803 13,500 2021
2 $6,597 84.81% $36,835 27,000 2022
3 $9,572 77.96% $33,860 40,500 2023
4 $13,950 67.88% $29,482 54,000 2024
5 $15,818 63.58% $27,614 67,500 2025
6 $20,839 52.02% $22,593 81,000 2026
7 $21,946 49.47% $21,486 94,500 2027
8 $24,891 42.69% $18,541 108,000 2028
9 $26,315 39.41% $17,117 121,500 2029
10 $27,601 36.45% $15,831 135,000 2030

Ford F-150 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $5,629 87.04% $37,803
2 $6,597 84.81% $36,835
3 $9,572 77.96% $33,860
4 $13,950 67.88% $29,482
5 $15,818 63.58% $27,614
6 $20,839 52.02% $22,593
7 $21,946 49.47% $21,486
8 $24,891 42.69% $18,541
9 $26,315 39.41% $17,117
10 $27,601 36.45% $15,831

Ford F-150 Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Ford F-150 that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,597 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $9,221. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used F-150 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Ford F-150

The 2019 Ford F-150 is our top pick for the best model year value for the F-150. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 87% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the F-150, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the F-150's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Ford F-150 models.

Ford F-150 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $43,432 $43,432 $368 $0 0% 100% Better
2019 $43,397 $38,198 $424 $5,234 12.05% 87.04% Best
2018 $43,427 $37,359 $530 $839 2.2% 84.81% Good
2017 $43,348 $34,485 $691 $2,874 7.69% 77.96%
2016 $41,003 $28,628 $796 $5,857 16.98% 67.88% Better
2015 $40,917 $27,028 $1,011 $1,600 5.59% 63.58%
2014 $38,006 $21,170 $1,401 $5,858 21.67% 52.02% Good
2013 $37,017 $19,898 $1,587 $1,272 6.01% 49.47%
2012 $37,958 $17,913 $1,710 $1,985 9.98% 42.69%
2011 $35,652 $16,003 $1,954 $1,910 10.66% 39.41%
2010 $32,892 $13,996 $2,008 $2,007 12.54% 36.45%
2009 $31,444 $12,482 $2,302 $1,514 10.82% 32.38%
2008 $27,782 $10,076 $2,719 $2,406 19.28% 26.48%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $43,432 100% Better
2019 $38,198 87.04% Best
2018 $37,359 84.81% Good
2017 $34,485 77.96%
2016 $28,628 67.88% Better
2015 $27,028 63.58%
2014 $21,170 52.02% Good
2013 $19,898 49.47%
2012 $17,913 42.69%
2011 $16,003 39.41%
2010 $13,996 36.45%
2009 $12,482 32.38%
2008 $10,076 26.48%

Other Ford F-150 Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Ford F-150 costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: