Nissan Leaf Depreciation

A Nissan Leaf will depreciate 69% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $10,240.

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 $7,920 76.21% $25,371 12,000 2022
2 $13,653 58.99% $19,638 24,000 2023
3 $16,412 50.70% $16,879 36,000 2024
4 $21,922 34.15% $11,369 48,000 2025
5 $23,051 30.76% $10,240 60,000 2026
6 $25,298 24.01% $7,993 72,000 2027
7 $25,714 22.76% $7,577 84,000 2028
8 $27,895 16.21% $5,396 96,000 2029
9 $28,299 15.00% $4,992 108,000 2030
10 $28,674 13.87% $4,617 120,000 2031

Nissan Leaf Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,920 76.21% $25,371
2 $13,653 58.99% $19,638
3 $16,412 50.70% $16,879
4 $21,922 34.15% $11,369
5 $23,051 30.76% $10,240
6 $25,298 24.01% $7,993
7 $25,714 22.76% $7,577
8 $27,895 16.21% $5,396
9 $28,299 15.00% $4,992
10 $28,674 13.87% $4,617

Buying a Nissan Leaf New vs Used

If you purchase a used Nissan Leaf that is 2 years old, then you could save $13,653 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 $9,398. 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 $1,582 per year. This adds up to around $7,910 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 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, 34% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2015 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 $201 $0 0% 100%
2020 $33,236 $25,559 $231 $7,732 23.23% 76.21%
2019 $33,126 $19,821 $279 $5,738 22.45% 58.99% Good
2018 $33,222 $17,198 $356 $2,623 13.23% 50.7% Good
2017 $30,892 $10,969 $420 $6,229 36.22% 34.15% Best
2016 $30,288 $9,838 $520 $1,131 10.31% 30.76% Better
2015 $29,890 $7,901 $724 $1,937 19.69% 24.01% Better
2014 $29,975 $7,628 $805 $273 3.46% 22.76%
2013 $29,544 $5,669 $880 $1,959 25.68% 16.21%
2012 $28,410 $5,607 $992 $62 1.09% 16.24%
2011 $28,120 $5,599 $1,006 $8 0.14% 16.33%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $33,291 100%
2020 $25,559 76.21%
2019 $19,821 58.99% Good
2018 $17,198 50.7% Good
2017 $10,969 34.15% Best
2016 $9,838 30.76% Better
2015 $7,901 24.01% Better
2014 $7,628 22.76%
2013 $5,669 16.21%
2012 $5,607 16.24%
2011 $5,599 16.33%

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: