Nissan Sentra Depreciation

A Nissan Sentra will depreciate 49% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $10,360.

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 $20,495 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 $2,839 86.15% $17,656 12,000 2022
2 $6,241 69.55% $14,254 24,000 2023
3 $7,731 62.28% $12,764 36,000 2024
4 $8,346 59.28% $12,149 48,000 2025
5 $10,135 50.55% $10,360 60,000 2026
6 $11,059 46.04% $9,436 72,000 2027
7 $12,180 40.57% $8,315 84,000 2028
8 $12,846 37.32% $7,649 96,000 2029
9 $14,545 29.03% $5,950 108,000 2030
10 $14,994 26.84% $5,501 120,000 2031

Nissan Sentra Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $2,839 86.15% $17,656
2 $6,241 69.55% $14,254
3 $7,731 62.28% $12,764
4 $8,346 59.28% $12,149
5 $10,135 50.55% $10,360
6 $11,059 46.04% $9,436
7 $12,180 40.57% $8,315
8 $12,846 37.32% $7,649
9 $14,545 29.03% $5,950
10 $14,994 26.84% $5,501

Buying a Nissan Sentra New vs Used

If you purchase a used Nissan Sentra that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,241 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 $3,894. 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, 70% of the price as new, with 83% 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
2021 $20,495 $20,495 $188 $0 0% 100%
2020 $20,380 $17,775 $218 $2,720 13.27% 86.15% Good
2019 $20,151 $14,289 $274 $3,486 19.61% 69.55% Best
2018 $19,960 $12,789 $358 $1,500 10.5% 62.28% Better
2017 $19,570 $12,014 $413 $775 6.06% 59.28% Good
2016 $19,093 $10,178 $526 $1,836 15.28% 50.55% Better
2015 $18,064 $9,047 $731 $1,131 11.11% 46.04%
2014 $17,436 $7,901 $828 $1,146 12.67% 40.57%
2013 $17,319 $7,357 $893 $544 6.89% 37.32%
2012 $18,188 $6,301 $1,021 $1,056 14.35% 29.03%
2011 $17,829 $5,835 $1,050 $466 7.4% 26.84%
2010 $17,255 $5,415 $1,204 $420 7.2% 24.4%
2009 $17,742 $5,222 $1,423 $193 3.56% 21.41%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $20,495 100%
2020 $17,775 86.15% Good
2019 $14,289 69.55% Best
2018 $12,789 62.28% Better
2017 $12,014 59.28% Good
2016 $10,178 50.55% Better
2015 $9,047 46.04%
2014 $7,901 40.57%
2013 $7,357 37.32%
2012 $6,301 29.03%
2011 $5,835 26.84%
2010 $5,415 24.4%
2009 $5,222 21.41%

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: