Nissan Altima Depreciation

A Nissan Altima will depreciate 59% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $10,721.

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 $26,453 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

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $6,891 73.95% $19,562 13,500 2021
2 $10,383 60.75% $16,070 27,000 2022
3 $11,407 56.88% $15,046 40,500 2023
4 $13,742 48.05% $12,711 54,000 2024
5 $15,732 40.53% $10,721 67,500 2025
6 $16,996 35.75% $9,457 81,000 2026
7 $17,276 34.69% $9,177 94,500 2027
8 $19,697 25.54% $6,756 108,000 2028
9 $20,446 22.71% $6,007 121,500 2029
10 $20,896 21.01% $5,557 135,000 2030

Nissan Altima Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,891 73.95% $19,562
2 $10,383 60.75% $16,070
3 $11,407 56.88% $15,046
4 $13,742 48.05% $12,711
5 $15,732 40.53% $10,721
6 $16,996 35.75% $9,457
7 $17,276 34.69% $9,177
8 $19,697 25.54% $6,756
9 $20,446 22.71% $6,007
10 $20,896 21.01% $5,557

Nissan Altima Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Nissan Altima that is 2 years old, then you could save $10,383 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 $5,349. 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 2018 Nissan Altima is our top pick for the best model year value for the Altima. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 61% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2017 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
2020 $26,453 $26,453 $200 $0 0% 100%
2019 $26,022 $19,474 $230 $6,979 26.38% 73.95% Good
2018 $25,647 $15,865 $285 $3,609 18.53% 60.75% Best
2017 $25,748 $15,015 $370 $850 5.36% 56.88% Better
2016 $25,555 $12,703 $425 $2,312 15.4% 48.05% Better
2015 $25,281 $10,785 $538 $1,918 15.1% 40.53% Good
2014 $25,074 $9,707 $743 $1,078 10% 35.75%
2013 $24,293 $9,267 $840 $440 4.53% 34.69%
2012 $24,350 $7,125 $905 $2,142 23.11% 25.54%
2011 $23,716 $6,418 $1,033 $707 9.92% 22.71%
2010 $23,810 $6,592 $1,061 +$174 -2.71% 23.23%
2009 $22,686 $5,804 $1,216 $788 11.95% 20.22%
2008 $22,237 $5,147 $1,435 $657 11.32% 16.69%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $26,453 100%
2019 $19,474 73.95% Good
2018 $15,865 60.75% Best
2017 $15,015 56.88% Better
2016 $12,703 48.05% Better
2015 $10,785 40.53% Good
2014 $9,707 35.75%
2013 $9,267 34.69%
2012 $7,125 25.54%
2011 $6,418 22.71%
2010 $6,592 23.23%
2009 $5,804 20.22%
2008 $5,147 16.69%

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: