Tesla Depreciation

Tesla Depreciation

Average Tesla Depreciation

Year % Decline (YOY) % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value ®
2019 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 12 0.00
2018 26.74% 26.73% 73.27% 91.67% 11 4.60
2017 1.27% 27.98% 72.02% 83.33% 10 11.31
2016 13.90% 38.49% 61.51% 75.00% 9 13.49
2015 15.96% 47.03% 52.97% 66.67% 8 13.70
2014 13.87% 52.64% 47.36% 58.33% 7 10.97
2013 8.61% 51.59% 48.41% 50.00% 6 1.59
2012 1.84% 52.96% 47.04% 41.67% 5 -5.37
Year % Decline % Paid % Left NUV ®
2019 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00
2018 26.73% 73.27% 91.67% 4.60
2017 27.98% 72.02% 83.33% 11.31
2016 38.49% 61.51% 75.00% 13.49
2015 47.03% 52.97% 66.67% 13.70
2014 52.64% 47.36% 58.33% 10.97
2013 51.59% 48.41% 50.00% 1.59
2012 52.96% 47.04% 41.67% -5.37

About The Numbers

Our depreciation figures are calculated by aggregating then analyzing pricing, sales and other related automotive data.

Here are some brief descriptions of the columns:
  • Year - The brand model year.
  • % Decline (YOY) - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Total percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage of the original price paid for that model year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years with relatively predictable costs of the vehicle.
  • Years Left - Current industry average of years remaining with predictable maintenance and repair costs.
  • Net Used Value ® - Our ranking & sorting index to help you find the model years with the most value.
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The 2015, 2016 & 2017 Tesla model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 53% of the original cost with 67% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2015 Tesla. That gives it a Net Used Value® score of 13.70 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2016 & 2017 model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Already Own a 2015 Tesla?

While we would advise holding onto this vehicle for a few years, that's not always the plan. Dealers have access to similar figures so they know that your vehicle has a low risk of depreciation.

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