KIA Forte Depreciation

A KIA Forte will depreciate 49% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $10,835.

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. It also assumes a selling price of $21,138 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the KIA Forte.

KIA Forte Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $4,604 78.22% $16,534 13,500 2021
2 $6,644 68.57% $14,494 27,000 2022
3 $7,229 65.80% $13,909 40,500 2023
4 $9,053 57.17% $12,085 54,000 2024
5 $10,303 51.26% $10,835 67,500 2025
6 $11,793 44.21% $9,345 81,000 2026
7 $13,099 38.03% $8,039 94,500 2027
8 $13,932 34.09% $7,206 108,000 2028
9 $14,511 31.35% $6,627 121,500 2029
10 $15,257 27.82% $5,881 135,000 2030

KIA Forte Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,604 78.22% $16,534
2 $6,644 68.57% $14,494
3 $7,229 65.80% $13,909
4 $9,053 57.17% $12,085
5 $10,303 51.26% $10,835
6 $11,793 44.21% $9,345
7 $13,099 38.03% $8,039
8 $13,932 34.09% $7,206
9 $14,511 31.35% $6,627
10 $15,257 27.82% $5,881

KIA Forte Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used KIA Forte that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,644 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 $3,659. 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 Forte models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a KIA Forte

The 2018 KIA Forte is our top pick for the best model year value for the Forte. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 69% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the Forte, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Forte'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 KIA Forte models.

Kia Forte Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $21,138 $21,138 $200 $0 0% 100%
2019 $19,587 $15,552 $231 $5,586 26.43% 78.22% Better
2018 $18,261 $12,811 $290 $2,741 17.62% 68.57% Best
2017 $18,073 $12,272 $380 $539 4.21% 65.8% Good
2016 $17,665 $10,539 $440 $1,733 14.12% 57.17% Better
2015 $17,325 $9,441 $560 $1,098 10.42% 51.26% Good
2014 $17,382 $8,464 $779 $977 10.35% 44.21%
2013 $17,045 $7,364 $882 $1,100 13% 38.03%
2012 $16,848 $6,695 $951 $669 9.08% 34.09%
2011 $16,648 $6,307 $1,088 $388 5.8% 31.35%
2010 $15,808 $5,516 $1,118 $791 12.54% 27.82%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $21,138 100%
2019 $15,552 78.22% Better
2018 $12,811 68.57% Best
2017 $12,272 65.8% Good
2016 $10,539 57.17% Better
2015 $9,441 51.26% Good
2014 $8,464 44.21%
2013 $7,364 38.03%
2012 $6,695 34.09%
2011 $6,307 31.35%
2010 $5,516 27.82%

Other KIA Forte Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major KIA Forte costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: