Nissan Leaf Depreciation

A Nissan Leaf will depreciate 44% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $21,575.

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 $38,839 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 Leaf.

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Nissan Leaf Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $4,999 87.13% $33,840 12,000 2022
2 $5,826 85.00% $33,013 24,000 2023
3 $7,337 81.11% $31,502 36,000 2024
4 $10,661 72.55% $28,178 48,000 2025
5 $17,264 55.55% $21,575 60,000 2026
6 $18,786 51.63% $20,053 72,000 2027
7 $20,309 47.71% $18,530 84,000 2028
8 $23,105 40.51% $15,734 96,000 2029
9 $24,857 36.00% $13,982 108,000 2030
10 $27,156 30.08% $11,683 120,000 2031

Nissan Leaf Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,999 87.13% $33,840
2 $5,826 85.00% $33,013
3 $7,337 81.11% $31,502
4 $10,661 72.55% $28,178
5 $17,264 55.55% $21,575
6 $18,786 51.63% $20,053
7 $20,309 47.71% $18,530
8 $23,105 40.51% $15,734
9 $24,857 36.00% $13,982
10 $27,156 30.08% $11,683

Buying a Nissan Leaf New vs Used

If you purchase a used Nissan Leaf that is 2 years old, then you could save $5,826 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 $11,438. 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 Leaf models become available.

What About Nissan Leaf Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Nissan Leaf is about $1,729 per year. This adds up to around $8,645 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 Leaf. 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 Leaf

The 2021 Nissan Leaf is our top pick for the best model year value for the Leaf. With the 2021, you would only pay, on average, 87% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the Leaf, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Leaf'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 Leaf models.

Nissan LEAF Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2022 $38,839 $38,839 $212 $0 0% 100%
2021 $38,402 $33,701 $243 $5,138 13.23% 87.13% Best
2020 $33,236 $28,251 $291 $5,450 16.17% 85%
2019 $33,126 $27,236 $367 $1,015 3.59% 81.11%
2018 $33,222 $24,532 $431 $2,704 9.93% 72.55% Good
2017 $30,892 $17,690 $531 $6,842 27.89% 55.55% Better
2016 $30,288 $16,372 $735 $1,318 7.45% 51.63% Better
2015 $29,890 $15,076 $816 $1,296 7.92% 47.71% Good
2014 $29,975 $13,033 $891 $2,043 13.55% 40.51%
2013 $29,544 $11,638 $1,003 $1,395 10.7% 36%
2012 $28,410 $9,563 $1,017 $2,075 17.83% 30.08%
2011 $28,120 $9,096 $1,137 $467 4.88% 28.3%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2022 $38,839 100%
2021 $33,701 87.13% Best
2020 $28,251 85%
2019 $27,236 81.11%
2018 $24,532 72.55% Good
2017 $17,690 55.55% Better
2016 $16,372 51.63% Better
2015 $15,076 47.71% Good
2014 $13,033 40.51%
2013 $11,638 36%
2012 $9,563 30.08%
2011 $9,096 28.3%

Nissan Leaf Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

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

Depreciation Rankings

Other Nissan Leaf 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 Leaf 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: