Nissan Leaf Depreciation

A Nissan Leaf will depreciate 62% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $12,573.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $33,236 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.

Nissan Leaf Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $7,953 76.07% $25,283 13,500 2021
2 $12,098 63.60% $21,138 27,000 2022
3 $18,522 44.27% $14,714 40,500 2023
4 $18,954 42.97% $14,282 54,000 2024
5 $20,663 37.83% $12,573 67,500 2025
6 $22,840 31.28% $10,396 81,000 2026
7 $24,192 27.21% $9,044 94,500 2027
8 $25,180 24.24% $8,056 108,000 2028
9 $26,001 21.77% $7,235 121,500 2029
10 $26,543 20.14% $6,693 135,000 2030

Nissan Leaf Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,953 76.07% $25,283
2 $12,098 63.60% $21,138
3 $18,522 44.27% $14,714
4 $18,954 42.97% $14,282
5 $20,663 37.83% $12,573
6 $22,840 31.28% $10,396
7 $24,192 27.21% $9,044
8 $25,180 24.24% $8,056
9 $26,001 21.77% $7,235
10 $26,543 20.14% $6,693

Nissan Leaf Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Nissan Leaf that is 2 years old, then you could save $12,098 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 $8,565. 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, 44% of the price as new, with 75% 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
2020 $33,236 $33,236 $209 $0 0% 100%
2019 $33,126 $25,436 $238 $7,800 23.47% 76.07%
2018 $33,222 $21,420 $291 $4,016 15.79% 63.6% Good
2017 $30,892 $14,050 $373 $7,370 34.41% 44.27% Best
2016 $30,288 $13,442 $426 $608 4.33% 42.97% Better
2015 $29,890 $11,843 $535 $1,599 11.9% 37.83% Better
2014 $29,975 $10,110 $733 $1,733 14.63% 31.28% Good
2013 $29,544 $8,867 $827 $1,243 12.29% 27.21%
2012 $28,410 $7,776 $889 $1,091 12.3% 24.24%
2011 $28,120 $7,135 $1,013 $641 8.24% 21.77%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $33,236 100%
2019 $25,436 76.07%
2018 $21,420 63.6% Good
2017 $14,050 44.27% Best
2016 $13,442 42.97% Better
2015 $11,843 37.83% Better
2014 $10,110 31.28% Good
2013 $8,867 27.21%
2012 $7,776 24.24%
2011 $7,135 21.77%

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: