Hyundai Sonata Depreciation

A Hyundai Sonata will depreciate 55% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $12,590.

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, and assumes a purchase price of $27,965 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 Sonata Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $9,399 66.39% $18,566 13,500 2021
2 $10,025 64.15% $17,940 27,000 2022
3 $12,414 55.61% $15,551 40,500 2023
4 $14,198 49.23% $13,767 54,000 2024
5 $15,375 45.02% $12,590 67,500 2025
6 $17,073 38.95% $10,892 81,000 2026
7 $18,113 35.23% $9,852 94,500 2027
8 $19,346 30.82% $8,619 108,000 2028
9 $20,082 28.19% $7,883 121,500 2029
10 $22,179 20.69% $5,786 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $9,399 66.39% $18,566
2 $10,025 64.15% $17,940
3 $12,414 55.61% $15,551
4 $14,198 49.23% $13,767
5 $15,375 45.02% $12,590
6 $17,073 38.95% $10,892
7 $18,113 35.23% $9,852
8 $19,346 30.82% $8,619
9 $20,082 28.19% $7,883
10 $22,179 20.69% $5,786

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If you purchase a used Hyundai Sonata that is 2 years old, then you could save $10,025 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 $5,350. 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 Sonata models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Hyundai Sonata

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata is our top pick for the best model year value for the Sonata. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 66% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2018 model years are also attractive years for the Sonata, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Sonata'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 Sonata models.

Hyundai Sonata Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $27,965 $27,965 $159 $0 0% 100%
2019 $26,694 $17,913 $191 $10,052 35.94% 66.39% Best
2018 $25,559 $16,646 $251 $1,267 7.07% 64.15% Better
2017 $25,214 $14,364 $342 $2,282 13.71% 55.61% Better
2016 $25,937 $13,170 $402 $1,194 8.31% 49.23% Good
2015 $25,599 $12,048 $523 $1,122 8.52% 45.02% Good
2014 $23,348 $9,840 $745 $2,208 18.33% 38.95%
2013 $22,573 $8,802 $850 $1,038 10.55% 35.23%
2012 $22,327 $7,801 $919 $1,001 11.37% 30.82%
2011 $21,675 $7,169 $1,058 $632 8.1% 28.19%
2010 $20,996 $5,432 $1,088 $1,737 24.23% 20.69%
2009 $20,584 $5,177 $1,255 $255 4.69% 19.05%
2008 $20,350 $4,801 $1,491 $376 7.26% 16.27%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $27,965 100%
2019 $17,913 66.39% Best
2018 $16,646 64.15% Better
2017 $14,364 55.61% Better
2016 $13,170 49.23% Good
2015 $12,048 45.02% Good
2014 $9,840 38.95%
2013 $8,802 35.23%
2012 $7,801 30.82%
2011 $7,169 28.19%
2010 $5,432 20.69%
2009 $5,177 19.05%
2008 $4,801 16.27%
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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 April 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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