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 33.84% 33.67% 66.33% 91.67% 11 25.34
2017 -9.67% 27.42% 72.58% 83.33% 10 10.75
2016 19.29% 41.76% 58.24% 75.00% 9 16.76
2015 8.04% 44.93% 55.07% 66.67% 8 11.60
2014 17.14% 52.49% 47.51% 58.33% 7 10.82
2013 14.56% 54.61% 45.39% 50.00% 6 4.61
2012 -5.01% 52.67% 47.33% 41.67% 5 -5.66
Year % Decline % Paid % Left NUV ®
2019 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00
2018 33.67% 66.33% 91.67% 25.34
2017 27.42% 72.58% 83.33% 10.75
2016 41.76% 58.24% 75.00% 16.76
2015 44.93% 55.07% 66.67% 11.60
2014 52.49% 47.51% 58.33% 10.82
2013 54.61% 45.39% 50.00% 4.61
2012 52.67% 47.33% 41.67% -5.66

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.
All prices are in US Dollars.   Have more questions?   Check out our Q&A section here.

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The 2016, 2015 & 2014 Tesla model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 58% of the original cost with 75% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2016 Tesla. That gives it a Net Used Value® score of 16.76 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2015 & 2014 model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Already Own a 2016 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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