Nissan Sentra Depreciation

A Nissan Sentra will depreciate 52% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $9,733.

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, 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 $5,682 72.12% $14,698 13,500 2021
2 $6,532 67.95% $13,848 27,000 2022
3 $7,443 63.48% $12,937 40,500 2023
4 $9,750 52.16% $10,630 54,000 2024
5 $10,647 47.76% $9,733 67,500 2025
6 $11,796 42.12% $8,584 81,000 2026
7 $12,574 38.30% $7,806 94,500 2027
8 $14,337 29.65% $6,043 108,000 2028
9 $14,788 27.44% $5,592 121,500 2029
10 $15,002 26.39% $5,378 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $5,682 72.12% $14,698
2 $6,532 67.95% $13,848
3 $7,443 63.48% $12,937
4 $9,750 52.16% $10,630
5 $10,647 47.76% $9,733
6 $11,796 42.12% $8,584
7 $12,574 38.30% $7,806
8 $14,337 29.65% $6,043
9 $14,788 27.44% $5,592
10 $15,002 26.39% $5,378

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If you purchase a used Nissan Sentra that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,532 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 $4,115. 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 $147 $0 0% 100%
2019 $20,151 $14,709 $177 $5,671 27.83% 72.12% Best
2018 $19,960 $13,795 $233 $914 6.21% 67.95% Better
2017 $19,570 $12,741 $317 $1,054 7.64% 63.48% Good
2016 $19,093 $10,331 $372 $2,410 18.92% 52.16% Better
2015 $18,064 $9,113 $485 $1,218 11.79% 47.76% Good
2014 $17,436 $8,034 $690 $1,079 11.84% 42.12%
2013 $17,319 $7,421 $787 $613 7.63% 38.3%
2012 $18,188 $6,244 $852 $1,177 15.86% 29.65%
2011 $17,829 $5,873 $980 $371 5.94% 27.44%
2010 $17,255 $5,563 $1,009 $310 5.28% 26.39%
2009 $17,742 $5,335 $1,163 $228 4.1% 23.51%
2008 $17,792 $4,861 $1,382 $474 8.88% 19.55%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $20,380 100%
2019 $14,709 72.12% Best
2018 $13,795 67.95% Better
2017 $12,741 63.48% Good
2016 $10,331 52.16% Better
2015 $9,113 47.76% Good
2014 $8,034 42.12%
2013 $7,421 38.3%
2012 $6,244 29.65%
2011 $5,873 27.44%
2010 $5,563 26.39%
2009 $5,335 23.51%
2008 $4,861 19.55%
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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 September 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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