KIA Sorento Depreciation

A KIA Sorento will depreciate 61% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $13,253.

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 $34,414 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 Sorento.

KIA Sorento Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $10,513 69.45% $23,901 13,500 2021
2 $12,857 62.64% $21,557 27,000 2022
3 $14,994 56.43% $19,420 40,500 2023
4 $18,184 47.16% $16,230 54,000 2024
5 $21,161 38.51% $13,253 67,500 2025
6 $22,211 35.46% $12,203 81,000 2026
7 $23,054 33.01% $11,360 94,500 2027
8 $24,024 30.19% $10,390 108,000 2028
9 $25,890 24.77% $8,524 121,500 2029
10 $27,201 20.96% $7,213 135,000 2030

KIA Sorento Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $10,513 69.45% $23,901
2 $12,857 62.64% $21,557
3 $14,994 56.43% $19,420
4 $18,184 47.16% $16,230
5 $21,161 38.51% $13,253
6 $22,211 35.46% $12,203
7 $23,054 33.01% $11,360
8 $24,024 30.19% $10,390
9 $25,890 24.77% $8,524
10 $27,201 20.96% $7,213

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If you purchase a used KIA Sorento that is 2 years old, then you could save $12,857 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 $8,304. 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, 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 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 $283 $0 0% 100%
2019 $33,743 $23,761 $327 $10,653 30.96% 69.45% Best
2018 $33,193 $21,199 $407 $2,562 10.78% 62.64% Better
2017 $33,927 $19,674 $530 $1,525 7.19% 56.43% Good
2016 $33,328 $16,328 $611 $3,346 17.01% 47.16% Good
2015 $32,177 $13,166 $774 $3,162 19.37% 38.51% Better
2014 $31,302 $12,174 $1,073 $992 7.53% 35.46%
2013 $27,570 $10,315 $1,215 $1,859 15.27% 33.01%
2012 $27,338 $9,562 $1,309 $753 7.3% 30.19%
2011 $26,947 $8,171 $1,495 $1,391 14.55% 24.77%
2009 $23,668 $6,722 $1,761 $1,449 17.73% 20.96%
2008 $22,744 $5,873 $2,079 $849 12.63% 16.68%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $34,414 100%
2019 $23,761 69.45% Best
2018 $21,199 62.64% Better
2017 $19,674 56.43% Good
2016 $16,328 47.16% Good
2015 $13,166 38.51% Better
2014 $12,174 35.46%
2013 $10,315 33.01%
2012 $9,562 30.19%
2011 $8,171 24.77%
2009 $6,722 20.96%
2008 $5,873 16.68%

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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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