Subaru Forester Depreciation

Subaru Forester Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value ®
2020 $29,434 $29,434 $217 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2019 $28,955 $26,749 $261 $2,685 9.12% 91.48% 91.67% 11 0.19
2018 $28,527 $22,503 $342 $4,246 15.87% 77.68% 83.33% 10 5.65
2017 $28,171 $20,507 $466 $1,996 8.87% 71.14% 75% 9 3.86
2016 $27,235 $17,304 $548 $3,203 15.62% 61.52% 66.67% 8 5.15
2015 $26,803 $14,667 $713 $2,637 15.24% 52.06% 58.33% 7 6.27
2014 $26,660 $12,933 $1,015 $1,734 11.82% 44.7% 50% 6 5.3
2013 $24,885 $10,686 $1,158 $2,247 17.37% 38.29% 41.67% 5 3.38
2012 $24,493 $9,780 $1,253 $906 8.48% 34.81% 33.33% 4 -1.48
2011 $24,493 $9,001 $1,442 $779 7.97% 30.86% 25% 3 -5.86
2010 $24,503 $8,094 $1,484 $907 10.08% 26.98% 16.67% 2 -10.31
2009 $24,936 $7,209 $1,711 $885 10.93% 22.05% 8.33% 1 -13.72
2008 $23,944 $6,164 $2,033 $1,045 14.5% 17.25% 0% 0 -17.25
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV ®
2020 $29,434 100% 100% 0
2019 $26,749 91.48% 91.67% 0.19
2018 $22,503 77.68% 83.33% 5.65
2017 $20,507 71.14% 75% 3.86
2016 $17,304 61.52% 66.67% 5.15
2015 $14,667 52.06% 58.33% 6.27
2014 $12,933 44.7% 50% 5.3
2013 $10,686 38.29% 41.67% 3.38
2012 $9,780 34.81% 33.33% -1.48
2011 $9,001 30.86% 25% -5.86
2010 $8,094 26.98% 16.67% -10.31
2009 $7,209 22.05% 8.33% -13.72
2008 $6,164 17.25% 0% -17.25
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About The Numbers

Our depreciation figures are calculated by aggregating then analyzing pricing, sales and other related automotive data sets.

Here are some brief descriptions of the columns:
  • Year - The vehicle model year.
  • New Price - The geometric mean new price paid of that model year grouped by most the popular trim levels.
  • Current Price - The geometric mean listing price of a used model of that year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • Maintenance - Estimated maintenance and repair costs during that year of ownership.
  • $ Decline - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Year over Year percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage paid of the original price.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years of the vehicle.
  • Years Left - Current industry average of years remaining with predictable maintenance and repair costs.
  • Net Used Value ® - Our ranking & sorting index to help you find the model years with the most value.
2,344,925 total data points last analyzed on 04/16/2020.
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Our Subaru Forester Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

The Subaru Forester does slightly above average when it comes to overall depreciation. Unlike most vehicles whose value falls fast when new, and then levels off, the Forester's declining value is slow and steady, with no obvious entry points on what is a good model year to buy. Whereas the Forester holds its value reasonably well in the first few years, consider a 2-year or 3-year lease, where residual values will be higher, and your lease payments lower as a result.

The 2015, 2018 & 2014 Subaru Forester model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 52% of the original cost with 58% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2015 Forester. That gives it a Net Used Value® score of 6.27 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2018 & 2014 Forester model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2015 Subaru Forester?

While we would advise holding onto this vehicle for a few years, that's not always the plan. Dealers have access to similar figures so they know that your vehicle has a low risk of depreciation.