Nissan Sentra Depreciation

A Nissan Sentra will depreciate 53% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $9,670.

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, and assumes a purchase price of $20,380 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Nissan Sentra Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $5,965 70.73% $14,415 13,500 2021
2 $7,620 62.61% $12,760 27,000 2022
3 $7,852 61.47% $12,528 40,500 2023
4 $9,142 55.14% $11,238 54,000 2024
5 $10,710 47.45% $9,670 67,500 2025
6 $12,049 40.88% $8,331 81,000 2026
7 $12,868 36.86% $7,512 94,500 2027
8 $14,537 28.67% $5,843 108,000 2028
9 $14,973 26.53% $5,407 121,500 2029
10 $15,175 25.54% $5,205 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $5,965 70.73% $14,415
2 $7,620 62.61% $12,760
3 $7,852 61.47% $12,528
4 $9,142 55.14% $11,238
5 $10,710 47.45% $9,670
6 $12,049 40.88% $8,331
7 $12,868 36.86% $7,512
8 $14,537 28.67% $5,843
9 $14,973 26.53% $5,407
10 $15,175 25.54% $5,205

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If you purchase a used Nissan Sentra that is 2 years old, then you could save $7,620 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 $3,090. 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, 71% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 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 $147 $0 0% 100%
2019 $20,151 $14,429 $177 $5,951 29.2% 70.73% Best
2018 $19,960 $12,729 $233 $1,700 11.78% 62.61% Better
2017 $19,570 $12,346 $317 $383 3.01% 61.47% Better
2016 $19,093 $10,899 $372 $1,447 11.72% 55.14% Good
2015 $18,064 $9,056 $485 $1,843 16.91% 47.45% Good
2014 $17,436 $7,818 $690 $1,238 13.67% 40.88%
2013 $17,319 $7,170 $787 $648 8.29% 36.86%
2012 $18,188 $6,066 $852 $1,104 15.4% 28.67%
2011 $17,829 $5,710 $980 $356 5.87% 26.53%
2010 $17,255 $5,416 $1,009 $294 5.15% 25.54%
2009 $17,742 $4,694 $1,163 $722 13.33% 19.9%
2008 $17,792 $4,461 $1,382 $233 4.96% 17.31%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $20,380 100%
2019 $14,429 70.73% Best
2018 $12,729 62.61% Better
2017 $12,346 61.47% Better
2016 $10,899 55.14% Good
2015 $9,056 47.45% Good
2014 $7,818 40.88%
2013 $7,170 36.86%
2012 $6,066 28.67%
2011 $5,710 26.53%
2010 $5,416 25.54%
2009 $4,694 19.9%
2008 $4,461 17.31%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in April 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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