Nissan Altima Depreciation

A Nissan Altima will depreciate 53% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $12,518.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $26,669 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 Nissan Altima.

Nissan Altima Depreciation Calculator

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Nissan Altima Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $6,478 75.71% $20,191 12,000 2022
2 $7,809 70.72% $18,860 24,000 2023
3 $10,793 59.53% $15,876 36,000 2024
4 $11,953 55.18% $14,716 48,000 2025
5 $14,151 46.94% $12,518 60,000 2026
6 $16,137 39.49% $10,532 72,000 2027
7 $17,244 35.34% $9,425 84,000 2028
8 $17,602 34.00% $9,067 96,000 2029
9 $19,911 25.34% $6,758 108,000 2030
10 $20,466 23.26% $6,203 120,000 2031

Nissan Altima Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,478 75.71% $20,191
2 $7,809 70.72% $18,860
3 $10,793 59.53% $15,876
4 $11,953 55.18% $14,716
5 $14,151 46.94% $12,518
6 $16,137 39.49% $10,532
7 $17,244 35.34% $9,425
8 $17,602 34.00% $9,067
9 $19,911 25.34% $6,758
10 $20,466 23.26% $6,203

Buying a Nissan Altima New vs Used

If you purchase a used Nissan Altima that is 2 years old, then you could save $7,809 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 $6,342. 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 Altima models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Nissan Altima

The 2020 Nissan Altima is our top pick for the best model year value for the Altima. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 76% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2019 model years are also attractive years for the Altima, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Altima'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 Nissan Altima models.

Nissan Altima Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $26,669 $26,669 $201 $0 0% 100%
2020 $26,453 $20,258 $230 $6,411 24.04% 75.71% Best
2019 $26,022 $18,690 $286 $1,568 7.74% 70.72% Better
2018 $25,647 $15,637 $370 $3,053 16.33% 59.53% Better
2017 $25,748 $14,634 $426 $1,003 6.41% 55.18% Good
2016 $25,555 $12,534 $538 $2,100 14.35% 46.94% Good
2015 $25,281 $10,726 $743 $1,808 14.42% 39.49%
2014 $25,074 $9,702 $841 $1,024 9.55% 35.34%
2013 $24,293 $8,260 $905 $1,442 14.86% 34%
2012 $24,350 $7,205 $1,034 $1,055 12.77% 25.34%
2011 $23,716 $6,578 $1,062 $627 8.7% 23.26%
2010 $23,810 $6,602 $1,216 +$24 -0.36% 22.62%
2009 $22,686 $5,700 $1,435 $902 13.66% 18.8%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $26,669 100%
2020 $20,258 75.71% Best
2019 $18,690 70.72% Better
2018 $15,637 59.53% Better
2017 $14,634 55.18% Good
2016 $12,534 46.94% Good
2015 $10,726 39.49%
2014 $9,702 35.34%
2013 $8,260 34%
2012 $7,205 25.34%
2011 $6,578 23.26%
2010 $6,602 22.62%
2009 $5,700 18.8%

Nissan Altima Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Nissan Altima ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the Altima stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other Nissan Altima Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Nissan Altima 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: