Nissan Sentra Depreciation

A Nissan Sentra will depreciate 52% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $9,689.

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 $20,380 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

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $5,725 71.91% $14,655 13,500 2021
2 $6,573 67.75% $13,807 27,000 2022
3 $7,484 63.28% $12,896 40,500 2023
4 $9,793 51.95% $10,587 54,000 2024
5 $10,691 47.54% $9,689 67,500 2025
6 $11,845 41.88% $8,535 81,000 2026
7 $12,621 38.07% $7,759 94,500 2027
8 $14,384 29.42% $5,996 108,000 2028
9 $14,835 27.21% $5,545 121,500 2029
10 $15,049 26.16% $5,331 135,000 2030

Nissan Sentra Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $5,725 71.91% $14,655
2 $6,573 67.75% $13,807
3 $7,484 63.28% $12,896
4 $9,793 51.95% $10,587
5 $10,691 47.54% $9,689
6 $11,845 41.88% $8,535
7 $12,621 38.07% $7,759
8 $14,384 29.42% $5,996
9 $14,835 27.21% $5,545
10 $15,049 26.16% $5,331

Nissan Sentra Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Nissan Sentra that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,573 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 $4,118. 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.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Nissan Sentra

The 2019 Nissan Sentra is our top pick for the best model year value for the Sentra. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 72% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2016 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
2020 $20,380 $20,380 $188 $0 0% 100%
2019 $20,151 $14,709 $218 $5,671 27.83% 71.91% Best
2018 $19,960 $13,795 $273 $914 6.21% 67.75% Better
2017 $19,570 $12,741 $358 $1,054 7.64% 63.28% Good
2016 $19,093 $10,331 $413 $2,410 18.92% 51.95% Better
2015 $18,064 $9,113 $526 $1,218 11.79% 47.54% Good
2014 $17,436 $8,034 $731 $1,079 11.84% 41.88%
2013 $17,319 $7,421 $828 $613 7.63% 38.07%
2012 $18,188 $6,244 $893 $1,177 15.86% 29.42%
2011 $17,829 $5,873 $1,021 $371 5.94% 27.21%
2010 $17,255 $5,563 $1,049 $310 5.28% 26.16%
2009 $17,742 $5,335 $1,204 $228 4.1% 23.28%
2008 $17,792 $4,861 $1,422 $474 8.88% 19.33%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $20,380 100%
2019 $14,709 71.91% Best
2018 $13,795 67.75% Better
2017 $12,741 63.28% Good
2016 $10,331 51.95% Better
2015 $9,113 47.54% Good
2014 $8,034 41.88%
2013 $7,421 38.07%
2012 $6,244 29.42%
2011 $5,873 27.21%
2010 $5,563 26.16%
2009 $5,335 23.28%
2008 $4,861 19.33%

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: