Nissan Sentra Depreciation

A Nissan Sentra will depreciate 23% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $20,033.

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 $25,902 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 Sentra.

Nissan Sentra Depreciation Calculator

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Nissan Sentra Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $793 96.94% $25,109 12,000 2022
2 $3,326 87.16% $22,576 24,000 2023
3 $3,546 86.31% $22,356 36,000 2024
4 $4,067 84.30% $21,835 48,000 2025
5 $5,869 77.34% $20,033 60,000 2026
6 $7,610 70.62% $18,292 72,000 2027
7 $10,091 61.04% $15,811 84,000 2028
8 $11,718 54.76% $14,184 96,000 2029
9 $12,604 51.34% $13,298 108,000 2030
10 $15,906 38.59% $9,996 120,000 2031

Nissan Sentra Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $793 96.94% $25,109
2 $3,326 87.16% $22,576
3 $3,546 86.31% $22,356
4 $4,067 84.30% $21,835
5 $5,869 77.34% $20,033
6 $7,610 70.62% $18,292
7 $10,091 61.04% $15,811
8 $11,718 54.76% $14,184
9 $12,604 51.34% $13,298
10 $15,906 38.59% $9,996

Buying a Nissan Sentra New vs Used

If you purchase a used Nissan Sentra that is 2 years old, then you could save $3,326 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 $2,543. 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 Sentra models become available.

What About Nissan Sentra Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Nissan Sentra is about $1,738 per year. This adds up to around $8,690 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 Sentra. 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 Sentra

The 2020 Nissan Sentra is our top pick for the best model year value for the Sentra. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 87% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2021 and 2019 model years are also attractive years for the Sentra, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Sentra'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 Sentra models.

Nissan Sentra Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2022 $25,902 $25,902 $195 $0 0% 100%
2021 $25,712 $25,153 $227 $749 2.89% 96.94% Better
2020 $23,380 $20,657 $278 $4,496 17.87% 87.16% Best
2019 $22,151 $19,478 $359 $1,179 5.71% 86.31% Better
2018 $19,960 $17,252 $426 $2,226 11.43% 84.3% Good
2017 $19,570 $15,669 $533 $1,583 9.18% 77.34% Good
2016 $19,093 $14,233 $749 $1,436 9.16% 70.62%
2015 $18,064 $11,861 $835 $2,372 16.67% 61.04%
2014 $17,436 $10,462 $914 $1,399 11.79% 54.76%
2013 $17,319 $9,925 $1,033 $537 5.13% 51.34%
2012 $18,188 $8,066 $1,048 $1,859 18.73% 38.59%
2011 $17,829 $7,624 $1,175 $442 5.48% 36.17%
2010 $17,255 $7,246 $1,359 $378 4.96% 34.12%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2022 $25,902 100%
2021 $25,153 96.94% Better
2020 $20,657 87.16% Best
2019 $19,478 86.31% Better
2018 $17,252 84.3% Good
2017 $15,669 77.34% Good
2016 $14,233 70.62%
2015 $11,861 61.04%
2014 $10,462 54.76%
2013 $9,925 51.34%
2012 $8,066 38.59%
2011 $7,624 36.17%
2010 $7,246 34.12%

Nissan Sentra Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

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

Depreciation Rankings

Other Nissan Sentra 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 Sentra 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: