KIA Forte Depreciation

A KIA Forte will depreciate 48% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $10,888.

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 $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 $4,559 78.43% $16,579 13,500 2021
2 $6,595 68.80% $14,543 27,000 2022
3 $7,181 66.03% $13,957 40,500 2023
4 $9,003 57.41% $12,135 54,000 2024
5 $10,250 51.51% $10,888 67,500 2025
6 $11,740 44.46% $9,398 81,000 2026
7 $13,046 38.28% $8,092 94,500 2027
8 $13,879 34.34% $7,259 108,000 2028
9 $14,458 31.60% $6,680 121,500 2029
10 $15,200 28.09% $5,938 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,559 78.43% $16,579
2 $6,595 68.80% $14,543
3 $7,181 66.03% $13,957
4 $9,003 57.41% $12,135
5 $10,250 51.51% $10,888
6 $11,740 44.46% $9,398
7 $13,046 38.28% $8,092
8 $13,879 34.34% $7,259
9 $14,458 31.60% $6,680
10 $15,200 28.09% $5,938

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If you purchase a used KIA Forte that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,595 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 $3,655. 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 $157 $0 0% 100%
2019 $19,587 $15,552 $189 $5,586 26.43% 78.43% Better
2018 $18,261 $12,811 $248 $2,741 17.62% 68.8% Best
2017 $18,073 $12,272 $338 $539 4.21% 66.03% Good
2016 $17,665 $10,539 $397 $1,733 14.12% 57.41% Better
2015 $17,325 $9,441 $517 $1,098 10.42% 51.51% Good
2014 $17,382 $8,464 $736 $977 10.35% 44.46%
2013 $17,045 $7,364 $840 $1,100 13% 38.28%
2012 $16,848 $6,695 $909 $669 9.08% 34.34%
2011 $16,648 $6,307 $1,046 $388 5.8% 31.6%
2010 $15,808 $5,516 $1,076 $791 12.54% 28.09%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $21,138 100%
2019 $15,552 78.43% Better
2018 $12,811 68.8% Best
2017 $12,272 66.03% Good
2016 $10,539 57.41% Better
2015 $9,441 51.51% Good
2014 $8,464 44.46%
2013 $7,364 38.28%
2012 $6,695 34.34%
2011 $6,307 31.6%
2010 $5,516 28.09%
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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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