KIA Sorento Depreciation

A KIA Sorento will depreciate 61% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $13,497.

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 $34,414 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 Sorento Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $13,053 62.07% $21,361 13,500 2021
2 $13,872 59.69% $20,542 27,000 2022
3 $15,645 54.54% $18,769 40,500 2023
4 $18,360 46.65% $16,054 54,000 2024
5 $20,917 39.22% $13,497 67,500 2025
6 $22,366 35.01% $12,048 81,000 2026
7 $23,426 31.93% $10,988 94,500 2027
8 $24,496 28.82% $9,918 108,000 2028
9 $26,172 23.95% $8,242 121,500 2029
10 $28,484 17.23% $5,930 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $13,053 62.07% $21,361
2 $13,872 59.69% $20,542
3 $15,645 54.54% $18,769
4 $18,360 46.65% $16,054
5 $20,917 39.22% $13,497
6 $22,366 35.01% $12,048
7 $23,426 31.93% $10,988
8 $24,496 28.82% $9,918
9 $26,172 23.95% $8,242
10 $28,484 17.23% $5,930

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If you purchase a used KIA Sorento that is 2 years old, then you could save $13,872 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 $7,045. 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 Sorento models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a KIA Sorento

The 2019 KIA Sorento is our top pick for the best model year value for the Sorento. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 62% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 model years are also attractive years for the Sorento, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Sorento'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 Sorento models.

Kia Sorento Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $34,414 $34,414 $215 $0 0% 100%
2019 $33,743 $21,202 $258 $13,212 38.39% 62.07% Best
2018 $33,193 $20,150 $338 $1,052 4.96% 59.69% Better
2017 $33,927 $18,966 $461 $1,184 5.88% 54.54% Better
2016 $33,328 $16,090 $542 $2,876 15.16% 46.65% Good
2015 $32,177 $13,326 $706 $2,764 17.18% 39.22% Good
2014 $31,302 $11,962 $1,004 $1,364 10.24% 35.01%
2013 $27,570 $9,948 $1,146 $2,014 16.84% 31.93%
2012 $27,338 $9,119 $1,240 $829 8.33% 28.82%
2011 $26,947 $7,880 $1,427 $1,239 13.59% 23.95%
2009 $23,668 $5,770 $1,692 $2,110 26.78% 17.23%
2008 $22,744 $5,409 $2,011 $361 6.26% 14.94%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $34,414 100%
2019 $21,202 62.07% Best
2018 $20,150 59.69% Better
2017 $18,966 54.54% Better
2016 $16,090 46.65% Good
2015 $13,326 39.22% Good
2014 $11,962 35.01%
2013 $9,948 31.93%
2012 $9,119 28.82%
2011 $7,880 23.95%
2009 $5,770 17.23%
2008 $5,409 14.94%
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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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