Nissan Frontier Depreciation

A Nissan Frontier will depreciate 40% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $20,127.

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 $33,478 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 Frontier.

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Nissan Frontier Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $4,727 85.88% $28,751 12,000 2022
2 $7,201 78.49% $26,277 24,000 2023
3 $8,132 75.71% $25,346 36,000 2024
4 $10,104 69.82% $23,374 48,000 2025
5 $13,351 60.12% $20,127 60,000 2026
6 $16,197 51.62% $17,281 72,000 2027
7 $17,877 46.60% $15,601 84,000 2028
8 $18,594 44.46% $14,884 96,000 2029
9 $19,243 42.52% $14,235 108,000 2030
10 $19,822 40.79% $13,656 120,000 2031

Nissan Frontier Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,727 85.88% $28,751
2 $7,201 78.49% $26,277
3 $8,132 75.71% $25,346
4 $10,104 69.82% $23,374
5 $13,351 60.12% $20,127
6 $16,197 51.62% $17,281
7 $17,877 46.60% $15,601
8 $18,594 44.46% $14,884
9 $19,243 42.52% $14,235
10 $19,822 40.79% $13,656

Buying a Nissan Frontier New vs Used

If you purchase a used Nissan Frontier that is 2 years old, then you could save $7,201 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 $6,150. 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 Frontier models become available.

What About Nissan Frontier Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Nissan Frontier is about $1,562 per year. This adds up to around $7,810 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a Nissan Frontier. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

The Best Model Years to Buy a Nissan Frontier

The 2020 Nissan Frontier is our top pick for the best model year value for the Frontier. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 86% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2018 model years are also attractive years for the Frontier, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Frontier'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 Frontier models.

Nissan Frontier Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $33,478 $33,478 $289 $0 0% 100%
2020 $32,720 $28,439 $339 $5,039 15.05% 85.88% Best
2019 $31,205 $24,912 $418 $3,527 12.4% 78.49% Better
2018 $29,219 $22,666 $545 $2,246 9.02% 75.71% Better
2017 $29,935 $21,552 $650 $1,114 4.91% 69.82%
2016 $30,140 $18,937 $816 $2,615 12.13% 60.12% Good
2015 $30,434 $16,861 $1,152 $2,076 10.96% 51.62% Good
2014 $29,972 $15,253 $1,286 $1,608 9.54% 46.6%
2013 $28,536 $14,098 $1,410 $1,155 7.57% 44.46%
2012 $27,769 $13,401 $1,594 $697 4.94% 42.52%
2011 $26,816 $12,556 $1,618 $845 6.31% 40.79%
2010 $25,407 $11,886 $1,816 $670 5.34% 39.63%
2009 $25,330 $9,363 $2,102 $2,523 21.23% 28.67%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $33,478 100%
2020 $28,439 85.88% Best
2019 $24,912 78.49% Better
2018 $22,666 75.71% Better
2017 $21,552 69.82%
2016 $18,937 60.12% Good
2015 $16,861 51.62% Good
2014 $15,253 46.6%
2013 $14,098 44.46%
2012 $13,401 42.52%
2011 $12,556 40.79%
2010 $11,886 39.63%
2009 $9,363 28.67%

Nissan Frontier Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

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

Depreciation Rankings

Other Nissan Frontier 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 Frontier 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: