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 2nd behind Lexus. While we just have long-term figures for the Model S, Tesla's success bodes well for current (no pun intended) and future Tesla models. We'll be interested to see how other Tesla models hold up once they've been in marketplace for a longer period of time.

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, 66% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2016 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
2020 0.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2019 17.19% 82.81% 91.67% Good
2018 33.99% 66.01% 83.33% Best
2017 41.87% 58.13% 75.00% Better
2016 48.23% 51.77% 66.67% Better
2015 51.15% 48.85% 58.33% Good
2014 58.77% 41.23% 50.00%
2013 59.63% 40.37% 41.67%
2012 61.00% 39.00% 33.33%
Year Depreciation Residual Value Value Rating
2020 0.00% 100.00%
2019 17.19% 82.81% Good
2018 33.99% 66.01% Best
2017 41.87% 58.13% Better
2016 48.23% 51.77% Better
2015 51.15% 48.85% Good
2014 58.77% 41.23%
2013 59.63% 40.37%
2012 61.00% 39.00%