KIA Optima Depreciation

A KIA Optima will depreciate 56% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $12,275.

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 $27,905 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 Optima Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,771 68.57% $19,134 13,500 2021
2 $10,844 61.14% $17,061 27,000 2022
3 $10,900 60.94% $17,005 40,500 2023
4 $12,440 55.42% $15,465 54,000 2024
5 $15,630 43.99% $12,275 67,500 2025
6 $16,643 40.36% $11,262 81,000 2026
7 $17,164 38.49% $10,741 94,500 2027
8 $17,722 36.49% $10,183 108,000 2028
9 $18,961 32.05% $8,944 121,500 2029
10 $21,668 22.35% $6,237 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,771 68.57% $19,134
2 $10,844 61.14% $17,061
3 $10,900 60.94% $17,005
4 $12,440 55.42% $15,465
5 $15,630 43.99% $12,275
6 $16,643 40.36% $11,262
7 $17,164 38.49% $10,741
8 $17,722 36.49% $10,183
9 $18,961 32.05% $8,944
10 $21,668 22.35% $6,237

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If you purchase a used KIA Optima that is 2 years old, then you could save $10,844 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, 69% 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 $157 $0 0% 100%
2019 $27,005 $18,705 $189 $9,200 32.97% 68.57% Best
2018 $26,201 $16,268 $248 $2,437 13.03% 61.14% Better
2017 $26,250 $16,335 $338 +$67 -0.41% 60.94% Good
2016 $26,253 $14,946 $397 $1,389 8.5% 55.42% Good
2015 $25,844 $11,887 $517 $3,059 20.47% 43.99% Better
2014 $25,586 $11,062 $736 $825 6.94% 40.36%
2013 $23,398 $9,845 $840 $1,217 11% 38.49%
2012 $22,464 $9,105 $909 $740 7.52% 36.49%
2011 $22,315 $8,198 $1,046 $907 9.96% 32.05%
2010 $19,933 $5,531 $1,076 $2,667 32.53% 22.35%
2009 $19,188 $5,359 $1,241 $172 3.11% 21.46%
2008 $18,204 $4,783 $1,474 $576 10.75% 18.18%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $27,905 100%
2019 $18,705 68.57% Best
2018 $16,268 61.14% Better
2017 $16,335 60.94% Good
2016 $14,946 55.42% Good
2015 $11,887 43.99% Better
2014 $11,062 40.36%
2013 $9,845 38.49%
2012 $9,105 36.49%
2011 $8,198 32.05%
2010 $5,531 22.35%
2009 $5,359 21.46%
2008 $4,783 18.18%
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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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