KIA Optima Depreciation

A KIA Optima will depreciate 56% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $12,217.

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 $27,905 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 Optima.

KIA Optima Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,829 68.36% $19,076 13,500 2021
2 $10,902 60.93% $17,003 27,000 2022
3 $10,958 60.73% $16,947 40,500 2023
4 $12,499 55.21% $15,406 54,000 2024
5 $15,688 43.78% $12,217 67,500 2025
6 $16,704 40.14% $11,201 81,000 2026
7 $17,231 38.25% $10,674 94,500 2027
8 $17,792 36.24% $10,113 108,000 2028
9 $19,031 31.80% $8,874 121,500 2029
10 $21,746 22.07% $6,159 135,000 2030

KIA Optima Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,829 68.36% $19,076
2 $10,902 60.93% $17,003
3 $10,958 60.73% $16,947
4 $12,499 55.21% $15,406
5 $15,688 43.78% $12,217
6 $16,704 40.14% $11,201
7 $17,231 38.25% $10,674
8 $17,792 36.24% $10,113
9 $19,031 31.80% $8,874
10 $21,746 22.07% $6,159

KIA Optima Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used KIA Optima that is 2 years old, then you could save $10,902 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 $4,786. 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 Optima models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a KIA Optima

The 2019 KIA Optima is our top pick for the best model year value for the Optima. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 68% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2015 model years are also attractive years for the Optima, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Optima'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 Optima models.

Kia Optima Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $27,905 $27,905 $213 $0 0% 100%
2019 $27,005 $18,705 $245 $9,200 32.97% 68.36% Best
2018 $26,201 $16,268 $304 $2,437 13.03% 60.93% Better
2017 $26,250 $16,335 $394 +$67 -0.41% 60.73% Good
2016 $26,253 $14,946 $453 $1,389 8.5% 55.21% Good
2015 $25,844 $11,887 $573 $3,059 20.47% 43.78% Better
2014 $25,586 $11,062 $792 $825 6.94% 40.14%
2013 $23,398 $9,845 $896 $1,217 11% 38.25%
2012 $22,464 $9,105 $965 $740 7.52% 36.24%
2011 $22,315 $8,198 $1,102 $907 9.96% 31.8%
2010 $19,933 $5,531 $1,132 $2,667 32.53% 22.07%
2009 $19,188 $5,359 $1,297 $172 3.11% 21.17%
2008 $18,204 $4,783 $1,530 $576 10.75% 17.87%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $27,905 100%
2019 $18,705 68.36% Best
2018 $16,268 60.93% Better
2017 $16,335 60.73% Good
2016 $14,946 55.21% Good
2015 $11,887 43.78% Better
2014 $11,062 40.14%
2013 $9,845 38.25%
2012 $9,105 36.24%
2011 $8,198 31.8%
2010 $5,531 22.07%
2009 $5,359 21.17%
2008 $4,783 17.87%

Other KIA Optima 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 Optima 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: