KIA Forte Depreciation

A KIA Forte will depreciate 45% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $12,154.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $21,914 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 Calculator

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KIA Forte Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $4,716 78.48% $17,198 12,000 2022
2 $5,266 75.97% $16,648 24,000 2023
3 $7,115 67.53% $14,799 36,000 2024
4 $7,900 63.95% $14,014 48,000 2025
5 $9,760 55.46% $12,154 60,000 2026
6 $11,240 48.71% $10,674 72,000 2027
7 $12,519 42.87% $9,395 84,000 2028
8 $13,931 36.43% $7,983 96,000 2029
9 $14,617 33.30% $7,297 108,000 2030
10 $15,434 29.57% $6,480 120,000 2031

KIA Forte Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,716 78.48% $17,198
2 $5,266 75.97% $16,648
3 $7,115 67.53% $14,799
4 $7,900 63.95% $14,014
5 $9,760 55.46% $12,154
6 $11,240 48.71% $10,674
7 $12,519 42.87% $9,395
8 $13,931 36.43% $7,983
9 $14,617 33.30% $7,297
10 $15,434 29.57% $6,480

Buying a KIA Forte New vs Used

If you purchase a used KIA Forte that is 2 years old, then you could save $5,266 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 $4,494. 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 2020 KIA Forte is our top pick for the best model year value for the Forte. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 78% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2019 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
2021 $21,914 $21,914 $201 $0 0% 100%
2020 $21,138 $16,823 $233 $5,091 23.23% 78.48% Best
2019 $19,587 $15,173 $292 $1,650 9.81% 75.97% Better
2018 $18,261 $12,714 $382 $2,459 16.21% 67.53% Better
2017 $18,073 $11,999 $441 $715 5.62% 63.95% Good
2016 $17,665 $10,358 $561 $1,641 13.68% 55.46% Good
2015 $17,325 $9,219 $780 $1,139 11% 48.71%
2014 $17,382 $8,335 $884 $884 9.59% 42.87%
2013 $17,045 $7,162 $953 $1,173 14.07% 36.43%
2012 $16,848 $6,700 $1,090 $462 6.45% 33.3%
2011 $16,648 $6,043 $1,120 $657 9.81% 29.57%
2010 $15,808 $5,390 $1,285 $653 10.81% 25.97%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $21,914 100%
2020 $16,823 78.48% Best
2019 $15,173 75.97% Better
2018 $12,714 67.53% Better
2017 $11,999 63.95% Good
2016 $10,358 55.46% Good
2015 $9,219 48.71%
2014 $8,335 42.87%
2013 $7,162 36.43%
2012 $6,700 33.3%
2011 $6,043 29.57%
2010 $5,390 25.97%

KIA Forte Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the KIA Forte ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the Forte stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

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: