Nissan Frontier Depreciation

A Nissan Frontier will depreciate 38% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $20,592.

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 $4,322 87.09% $29,156 12,000 2022
2 $6,920 79.33% $26,558 24,000 2023
3 $8,152 75.65% $25,326 36,000 2024
4 $9,920 70.37% $23,558 48,000 2025
5 $12,886 61.51% $20,592 60,000 2026
6 $16,016 52.16% $17,462 72,000 2027
7 $16,304 51.30% $17,174 84,000 2028
8 $17,352 48.17% $16,126 96,000 2029
9 $18,195 45.65% $15,283 108,000 2030
10 $18,855 43.68% $14,623 120,000 2031

Nissan Frontier Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,322 87.09% $29,156
2 $6,920 79.33% $26,558
3 $8,152 75.65% $25,326
4 $9,920 70.37% $23,558
5 $12,886 61.51% $20,592
6 $16,016 52.16% $17,462
7 $16,304 51.30% $17,174
8 $17,352 48.17% $16,126
9 $18,195 45.65% $15,283
10 $18,855 43.68% $14,623

Buying a Nissan Frontier New vs Used

If you purchase a used Nissan Frontier that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,920 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 $5,966. 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 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, 87% 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 $302 $0 0% 100%
2020 $32,720 $28,844 $349 $4,634 13.84% 87.09% Best
2019 $31,205 $25,191 $437 $3,653 12.66% 79.33% Better
2018 $29,219 $22,675 $571 $2,516 9.99% 75.65% Better
2017 $29,935 $21,725 $659 $950 4.19% 70.37%
2016 $30,140 $19,376 $838 $2,349 10.81% 61.51% Good
2015 $30,434 $17,039 $1,165 $2,337 12.06% 52.16% Good
2014 $29,972 $16,696 $1,320 $343 2.01% 51.3%
2013 $28,536 $15,168 $1,422 $1,528 9.15% 48.17%
2012 $27,769 $14,303 $1,627 $865 5.7% 45.65%
2011 $26,816 $13,383 $1,671 $920 6.43% 43.68%
2010 $25,407 $11,856 $1,917 $1,527 11.41% 39.12%
2009 $25,330 $10,446 $2,265 $1,410 11.89% 32.3%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $33,478 100%
2020 $28,844 87.09% Best
2019 $25,191 79.33% Better
2018 $22,675 75.65% Better
2017 $21,725 70.37%
2016 $19,376 61.51% Good
2015 $17,039 52.16% Good
2014 $16,696 51.3%
2013 $15,168 48.17%
2012 $14,303 45.65%
2011 $13,383 43.68%
2010 $11,856 39.12%
2009 $10,446 32.3%

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: