Hyundai Santa Fe Depreciation

A Hyundai Santa Fe will depreciate 58% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $14,940.

In three years, a Hyundai Santa Fe will be worth half of what it was when new. While priced less than its peers on the showroom, it loses its value quicker than most. If shopping in this segment, consider one of the Toyotas or Hondas as an alternative.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per year, and assumes a purchase price of $35,698 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Hyundai Santa Fe Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,482 76.24% $27,216 13,500 2021
2 $12,655 64.55% $23,043 27,000 2022
3 $16,271 54.42% $19,427 40,500 2023
4 $19,541 45.26% $16,157 54,000 2024
5 $20,758 41.85% $14,940 67,500 2025
6 $21,740 39.10% $13,958 81,000 2026
7 $22,208 37.79% $13,490 94,500 2027
8 $24,382 31.70% $11,316 108,000 2028
9 $25,710 27.98% $9,988 121,500 2029
10 $27,155 23.93% $8,543 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,482 76.24% $27,216
2 $12,655 64.55% $23,043
3 $16,271 54.42% $19,427
4 $19,541 45.26% $16,157
5 $20,758 41.85% $14,940
6 $21,740 39.10% $13,958
7 $22,208 37.79% $13,490
8 $24,382 31.70% $11,316
9 $25,710 27.98% $9,988
10 $27,155 23.93% $8,543

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If you purchase a used Hyundai Santa Fe that is 2 years old, then you could save $12,655 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 $8,103. 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 Santa Fe models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is our top pick for the best model year value for the Santa Fe. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 45% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2018 model years are also attractive years for the Santa Fe, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Santa Fe'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 Hyundai Santa Fe models.

Hyundai Santa Fe Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $35,698 $35,698 $217 $0 0% 100%
2019 $35,358 $27,219 $261 $8,479 23.75% 76.24% Good
2018 $35,079 $22,986 $342 $4,233 15.55% 64.55% Better
2017 $34,982 $19,504 $466 $3,482 15.15% 54.42% Better
2016 $32,425 $15,222 $548 $4,282 21.95% 45.26% Best
2015 $32,184 $14,181 $713 $1,041 6.84% 41.85% Good
2014 $31,942 $13,503 $1,015 $678 4.78% 39.1%
2013 $29,138 $12,170 $1,158 $1,333 9.87% 37.79%
2012 $26,376 $9,615 $1,253 $2,555 20.99% 31.7%
2011 $25,665 $8,623 $1,442 $992 10.32% 27.98%
2010 $25,319 $7,544 $1,484 $1,079 12.51% 23.93%
2009 $25,225 $7,029 $1,711 $515 6.83% 21.08%
2008 $25,149 $6,295 $2,033 $734 10.44% 16.95%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $35,698 100%
2019 $27,219 76.24% Good
2018 $22,986 64.55% Better
2017 $19,504 54.42% Better
2016 $15,222 45.26% Best
2015 $14,181 41.85% Good
2014 $13,503 39.1%
2013 $12,170 37.79%
2012 $9,615 31.7%
2011 $8,623 27.98%
2010 $7,544 23.93%
2009 $7,029 21.08%
2008 $6,295 16.95%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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