Tesla Depreciation

Hybrid and electric cars typically don't hold their value, as electric car technology changes more quickly than iPhones apps. Tesla, however, bucks this trend in the luxury segment, and does very well among its peers. For the 5-year and 7-year periods, Tesla has ranked in the top 3 among luxury brands. While we just have long-term figures for the Model S and Model X, Tesla's success bodes well for current (no pun intended) and future Tesla models. Early indications on the Model 3 suggest that it will be in a league of its own for maintaining its resale value.

The 2018 is our top pick for the best model year value for the Tesla vehicles. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 63% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2015 model years are also attractive years for the Tesla models, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including original new prices, current prices, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money with a Tesla model.

Tesla Depreciation

Year Depreciation Residual Value Percent Left Value Rating
2021 0.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2020 10.12% 89.88% 91.67%
2019 22.53% 77.47% 83.33% Good
2018 36.87% 63.13% 75.00% Best
2017 41.03% 58.97% 66.67% Better
2016 46.48% 53.52% 58.33% Good
2015 57.38% 42.62% 50.00% Better
2014 61.96% 38.04% 41.67%
2013 61.90% 38.10% 33.33%
2012 62.23% 37.77% 25.00%
Year Depreciation Residual Value Value Rating
2021 0.00% 100.00%
2020 10.12% 89.88%
2019 22.53% 77.47% Good
2018 36.87% 63.13% Best
2017 41.03% 58.97% Better
2016 46.48% 53.52% Good
2015 57.38% 42.62% Better
2014 61.96% 38.04%
2013 61.90% 38.10%
2012 62.23% 37.77%