Nissan Leaf Costs
The costs of owning a Nissan Leaf currently available are:
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Nissan Leaf Depreciation
A Nissan Leaf will depreciate in value by $17,264 after 5 years. Depreciation is difficult to avoid, but it can be managed. Depreciation is the difference between the original sales price, and what the vehicle will be worth in the future. We use 5 years as an example in our analysis.
When new, a typically-equipped Nissan Leaf sells for $38,839 on average. After 5 years of depreciation, the average residual value will be $21,575. This represents the vehicle's retail market price. Trade-in and private sale prices will likely be lower. Use our Nissan Leaf Depreciation Calculator to see how model year and mileage will affect your resale value.
Nissan Leaf Depreciation Calculator
Nissan Leaf Insurance
The average annual cost for auto insurance for a Nissan Leaf is $1,729, which adds up to $8,645 after 5 years of ownership. These insurance costs are estimates based on national averages for a 40 year old, with full coverage, a good driving record, and good credit. They also assume a single-car policy, and won't reflect any multi-car discounts. See our Nissan Leaf Insurance Tool to view rates by state, for different driver ages, credit ratings and driving history.
Nissan Leaf insurance rates will vary significantly between providers for the same coverage. If you've been with your current insurance company for more than a few years, you should get new quotes to make sure you're not overpaying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes to lower your insurance costs. Advertising Disclosure
Nissan Leaf Financing Costs
The average cost to finance a new Nissan Leaf would be $4,548 after 5 years. This assumes a 72-month loan with an APR of 4.75% and a 20% down payment. Financing costs are a vehicle cost that you can control. Your interest expense can be greatly reduced by changing your loan term, improving your credit score, or increasing your down payment. If you don't know your credit score, or haven't checked in a while, it's completely free on Credit Karma.
Our Nissan Leaf Loan Calculator allows you to build a loan that's best suited for you. This handy utility will also help to keep you from becoming upside down, where you end up owing more than the vehicle is worth. You can estimate monthly payments and download the full amortization schedule as well. We've highlighted some typical loan scenarios in the table below. See what a difference a larger down payment will make in lowering your financing costs and your monthly payments.