Nissan Sentra Depreciation

A Nissan Sentra will depreciate 56% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $9,065.

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.

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Nissan Sentra Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $4,103 79.98% $16,392 12,000 2022
2 $7,257 64.59% $13,238 24,000 2023
3 $8,632 57.88% $11,863 36,000 2024
4 $9,706 52.64% $10,789 48,000 2025
5 $11,430 44.23% $9,065 60,000 2026
6 $11,481 43.98% $9,014 72,000 2027
7 $12,436 39.32% $8,059 84,000 2028
8 $13,883 32.26% $6,612 96,000 2029
9 $14,394 29.77% $6,101 108,000 2030
10 $15,195 25.86% $5,300 120,000 2031

Nissan Sentra Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,103 79.98% $16,392
2 $7,257 64.59% $13,238
3 $8,632 57.88% $11,863
4 $9,706 52.64% $10,789
5 $11,430 44.23% $9,065
6 $11,481 43.98% $9,014
7 $12,436 39.32% $8,059
8 $13,883 32.26% $6,612
9 $14,394 29.77% $6,101
10 $15,195 25.86% $5,300

Buying a Nissan Sentra New vs Used

If you purchase a used Nissan Sentra that is 2 years old, then you could save $7,257 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 $4,173. 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 $1,591 per year. This adds up to around $7,955 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 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, 65% 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 $184 $0 0% 100%
2020 $20,380 $16,516 $216 $3,979 19.41% 79.98% Good
2019 $20,151 $13,282 $267 $3,234 19.58% 64.59% Best
2018 $19,960 $11,900 $348 $1,382 10.41% 57.88% Better
2017 $19,570 $10,717 $416 $1,183 9.94% 52.64% Good
2016 $19,093 $8,967 $522 $1,750 16.33% 44.23% Better
2015 $18,064 $8,683 $738 $284 3.17% 43.98%
2014 $17,436 $7,680 $824 $1,003 11.55% 39.32%
2013 $17,319 $6,491 $904 $1,189 15.48% 32.26%
2012 $18,188 $6,437 $1,022 $54 0.83% 29.77%
2011 $17,829 $5,648 $1,037 $789 12.26% 25.86%
2010 $17,255 $4,886 $1,164 $762 13.49% 21.57%
2009 $17,742 $4,053 $1,348 $833 17.05% 15.25%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $20,495 100%
2020 $16,516 79.98% Good
2019 $13,282 64.59% Best
2018 $11,900 57.88% Better
2017 $10,717 52.64% Good
2016 $8,967 44.23% Better
2015 $8,683 43.98%
2014 $7,680 39.32%
2013 $6,491 32.26%
2012 $6,437 29.77%
2011 $5,648 25.86%
2010 $4,886 21.57%
2009 $4,053 15.25%

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: