Does Kia Sportage Hold Its Value?

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 07/15/22 •  3 min read

The Kia Sportage is a good choice when it comes to vehicles that are reliable, and that will last for a long time. It is an SUV, but it is still fun and easy to drive. There is plenty of space for passengers and plenty of space in the boot of the car.

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As a whole, after five years of use, the price of a Kia Sportage will be reduced 55%, and the cost of that sale will be about $13,000. By selling it brand-new, you expect to get about $30,000.

Is it Better to Buy a Kia Sportage New or Used?

If you purchased a used KIA Sportage that was around two years old, you would save $9,000 compared to buying a new model. Two years is quite a minimum time of use, so you’ll still end up with a car that has a lot of life left. You can keep the vehicle for three years, and the total cost of depreciation will total to about $7,000.

You may also try other age and length of use combinations in order to find out where you can get the best depreciation point. Hint: it’s good to go for cars that are older than two years old but younger than four.

Which Model Years of the Kia Sportage are Best?

The 2020 KIA Sportage is our most popular choice, as we feel that it is the best value for this model year. You will pay on average 70% of the price for the vehicle compared to when it was brand new. Better yet, it will still have at least 90% of its life left. The model years 2019 and 2016 are also good choices to get the best bang for your buck.

The Warranty of a Kia Sportage

So the Kia Sportage may be a little less high-end than the BMW X and Porsche Cayenne, but it sure is no less expensive when it comes to built quality.

And by offering a seven-year warranty, Kia is making a big statement. It is a good family car, with lots of good quality equipment as standard, and plenty of space inside the car for people to sit comfortably.

How to Maintain the Value of a Kia Sportage

Making sure a Kia Sportage maintains a high value does not just come down to figuring out its depreciation rankings. Instead, how the owner takes care of that car also matters greatly. So let’s talk about how to keep a Kia Sportage in tip-top shape.

Maintaining the exterior of the car will help to keep it looking good, and also maintain its value. You can do this by keeping it clean and well-maintained. Also, you should avoid parking it on rough surfaces that could damage the paint job.

Another way to maintain the value of a Kia Sportage is by ensuring that all of its components are working well. This means making sure that the lights, heater, and wipers are all operating properly.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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