KIA Forte Depreciation

A KIA Forte will depreciate 51% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $10,434.

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 $21,138 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.

KIA Forte Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $4,598 78.25% $16,540 13,500 2021
2 $6,642 68.58% $14,496 27,000 2022
3 $7,673 63.70% $13,465 40,500 2023
4 $8,770 58.51% $12,368 54,000 2024
5 $10,704 49.36% $10,434 67,500 2025
6 $12,080 42.85% $9,058 81,000 2026
7 $13,687 35.25% $7,451 94,500 2027
8 $14,414 31.81% $6,724 108,000 2028
9 $14,784 30.06% $6,354 121,500 2029
10 $15,539 26.49% $5,599 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,598 78.25% $16,540
2 $6,642 68.58% $14,496
3 $7,673 63.70% $13,465
4 $8,770 58.51% $12,368
5 $10,704 49.36% $10,434
6 $12,080 42.85% $9,058
7 $13,687 35.25% $7,451
8 $14,414 31.81% $6,724
9 $14,784 30.06% $6,354
10 $15,539 26.49% $5,599

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If you purchase a used KIA Forte that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,642 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 $4,062. 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 2017 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 $157 $0 0% 100%
2019 $19,587 $15,516 $189 $5,622 26.6% 78.25% Better
2018 $18,261 $12,771 $248 $2,745 17.69% 68.58% Best
2017 $18,073 $11,851 $338 $920 7.2% 63.7% Better
2016 $17,665 $10,733 $397 $1,118 9.43% 58.51% Good
2015 $17,325 $9,069 $517 $1,664 15.5% 49.36% Good
2014 $17,382 $8,184 $736 $885 9.76% 42.85%
2013 $17,045 $6,849 $840 $1,335 16.31% 35.25%
2012 $16,848 $6,269 $909 $580 8.47% 31.81%
2011 $16,648 $6,051 $1,046 $218 3.48% 30.06%
2010 $15,808 $5,263 $1,076 $788 13.02% 26.49%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $21,138 100%
2019 $15,516 78.25% Better
2018 $12,771 68.58% Best
2017 $11,851 63.7% Better
2016 $10,733 58.51% Good
2015 $9,069 49.36% Good
2014 $8,184 42.85%
2013 $6,849 35.25%
2012 $6,269 31.81%
2011 $6,051 30.06%
2010 $5,263 26.49%
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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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