Nissan Leaf Depreciation

A Nissan Leaf will depreciate 67% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $10,876.

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 $33,291 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 $7,454 77.61% $25,837 12,000 2022
2 $12,554 62.29% $20,737 24,000 2023
3 $16,233 51.24% $17,058 36,000 2024
4 $21,652 34.96% $11,639 48,000 2025
5 $22,415 32.67% $10,876 60,000 2026
6 $23,946 28.07% $9,345 72,000 2027
7 $25,434 23.60% $7,857 84,000 2028
8 $26,706 19.78% $6,585 96,000 2029
9 $27,269 18.09% $6,022 108,000 2030
10 $27,958 16.02% $5,333 120,000 2031

Nissan Leaf Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,454 77.61% $25,837
2 $12,554 62.29% $20,737
3 $16,233 51.24% $17,058
4 $21,652 34.96% $11,639
5 $22,415 32.67% $10,876
6 $23,946 28.07% $9,345
7 $25,434 23.60% $7,857
8 $26,706 19.78% $6,585
9 $27,269 18.09% $6,022
10 $27,958 16.02% $5,333

Buying a Nissan Leaf New vs Used

If you purchase a used Nissan Leaf that is 2 years old, then you could save $12,554 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 $9,861. 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.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Nissan Leaf

The 2017 Nissan Leaf is our top pick for the best model year value for the Leaf. With the 2017, you would only pay, on average, 35% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2018 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
2021 $33,291 $33,291 $209 $0 0% 100%
2020 $33,236 $26,032 $238 $7,259 21.8% 77.61%
2019 $33,126 $20,926 $291 $5,106 19.61% 62.29% Good
2018 $33,222 $17,397 $373 $3,529 16.86% 51.24% Better
2017 $30,892 $11,226 $426 $6,171 35.47% 34.96% Best
2016 $30,288 $10,429 $535 $797 7.1% 32.67% Better
2015 $29,890 $9,124 $733 $1,305 12.51% 28.07% Good
2014 $29,975 $7,900 $827 $1,224 13.42% 23.6%
2013 $29,544 $6,734 $889 $1,166 14.76% 19.78%
2012 $28,410 $6,153 $1,014 $581 8.63% 18.09%
2011 $28,120 $5,545 $1,041 $608 9.88% 16.02%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $33,291 100%
2020 $26,032 77.61%
2019 $20,926 62.29% Good
2018 $17,397 51.24% Better
2017 $11,226 34.96% Best
2016 $10,429 32.67% Better
2015 $9,124 28.07% Good
2014 $7,900 23.6%
2013 $6,734 19.78%
2012 $6,153 18.09%
2011 $5,545 16.02%

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: