Nissan Altima Depreciation

A Nissan Altima will depreciate 60% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $10,610.

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, and assumes a purchase price of $26,453 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Nissan Altima Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $7,349 72.22% $19,104 13,500 2021
2 $11,097 58.05% $15,356 27,000 2022
3 $12,097 54.27% $14,356 40,500 2023
4 $13,594 48.61% $12,859 54,000 2024
5 $15,843 40.11% $10,610 67,500 2025
6 $16,692 36.90% $9,761 81,000 2026
7 $16,970 35.85% $9,483 94,500 2027
8 $19,909 24.74% $6,544 108,000 2028
9 $20,625 22.03% $5,828 121,500 2029
10 $20,771 21.48% $5,682 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,349 72.22% $19,104
2 $11,097 58.05% $15,356
3 $12,097 54.27% $14,356
4 $13,594 48.61% $12,859
5 $15,843 40.11% $10,610
6 $16,692 36.90% $9,761
7 $16,970 35.85% $9,483
8 $19,909 24.74% $6,544
9 $20,625 22.03% $5,828
10 $20,771 21.48% $5,682

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If you purchase a used Nissan Altima that is 2 years old, then you could save $11,097 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 $4,746. 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, 58% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 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
2020 $26,453 $26,453 $147 $0 0% 100%
2019 $26,022 $18,971 $177 $7,482 28.28% 72.22% Better
2018 $25,647 $15,121 $233 $3,850 20.29% 58.05% Best
2017 $25,748 $14,291 $317 $830 5.49% 54.27% Better
2016 $25,555 $12,794 $372 $1,497 10.48% 48.61% Good
2015 $25,281 $10,625 $485 $2,169 16.95% 40.11% Good
2014 $25,074 $9,942 $690 $683 6.43% 36.9%
2013 $24,293 $9,495 $787 $447 4.5% 35.85%
2012 $24,350 $6,875 $852 $2,620 27.59% 24.74%
2011 $23,716 $6,205 $980 $670 9.75% 22.03%
2010 $23,810 $6,124 $1,009 $81 1.31% 21.48%
2009 $22,686 $5,539 $1,163 $585 9.55% 19.29%
2008 $22,237 $5,192 $1,382 $347 6.26% 17.13%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $26,453 100%
2019 $18,971 72.22% Better
2018 $15,121 58.05% Best
2017 $14,291 54.27% Better
2016 $12,794 48.61% Good
2015 $10,625 40.11% Good
2014 $9,942 36.9%
2013 $9,495 35.85%
2012 $6,875 24.74%
2011 $6,205 22.03%
2010 $6,124 21.48%
2009 $5,539 19.29%
2008 $5,192 17.13%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in April 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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