Nissan Frontier Depreciation

A Nissan Frontier will depreciate 48% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $16,877.

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 $32,720 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 Frontier Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,278 74.70% $24,442 13,500 2021
2 $9,809 70.02% $22,911 27,000 2022
3 $11,825 63.86% $20,895 40,500 2023
4 $13,477 58.81% $19,243 54,000 2024
5 $15,843 51.58% $16,877 67,500 2025
6 $17,224 47.36% $15,496 81,000 2026
7 $18,539 43.34% $14,181 94,500 2027
8 $18,713 42.81% $14,007 108,000 2028
9 $19,396 40.72% $13,324 121,500 2029
10 $20,375 37.73% $12,345 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,278 74.70% $24,442
2 $9,809 70.02% $22,911
3 $11,825 63.86% $20,895
4 $13,477 58.81% $19,243
5 $15,843 51.58% $16,877
6 $17,224 47.36% $15,496
7 $18,539 43.34% $14,181
8 $18,713 42.81% $14,007
9 $19,396 40.72% $13,324
10 $20,375 37.73% $12,345

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If you purchase a used Nissan Frontier that is 2 years old, then you could save $9,809 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 $6,034. 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.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Nissan Frontier

The 2019 Nissan Frontier is our top pick for the best model year value for the Frontier. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 75% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 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
2020 $32,720 $32,720 $235 $0 0% 100%
2019 $31,205 $23,591 $282 $9,129 27.9% 74.7% Best
2018 $29,219 $20,828 $370 $2,763 11.71% 70.02% Better
2017 $29,935 $19,621 $504 $1,207 5.8% 63.86% Better
2016 $30,140 $18,318 $592 $1,303 6.64% 58.81% Good
2015 $30,434 $16,468 $771 $1,850 10.1% 51.58% Good
2014 $29,972 $15,293 $1,098 $1,175 7.14% 47.36%
2013 $28,536 $13,621 $1,253 $1,672 10.93% 43.34%
2012 $27,769 $13,244 $1,355 $377 2.77% 42.81%
2011 $26,816 $12,480 $1,560 $764 5.77% 40.72%
2010 $25,407 $11,191 $1,604 $1,289 10.33% 37.73%
2009 $25,330 $9,518 $1,850 $1,673 14.95% 30.27%
2008 $24,199 $8,839 $2,198 $679 7.13% 27.44%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $32,720 100%
2019 $23,591 74.7% Best
2018 $20,828 70.02% Better
2017 $19,621 63.86% Better
2016 $18,318 58.81% Good
2015 $16,468 51.58% Good
2014 $15,293 47.36%
2013 $13,621 43.34%
2012 $13,244 42.81%
2011 $12,480 40.72%
2010 $11,191 37.73%
2009 $9,518 30.27%
2008 $8,839 27.44%
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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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