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We continually gathers and analyzes the latest automotive industry trends in order to keep you informed and to provide crucial guidance for every business decision on the purchase, sale, loan, lease or assessment of a used vehicle. We publish monthly NADA Guidelines, which recaps industry activity, predicts what lies ahead in the marketplace and explains movement in the used vehicle valuation market. Also every month our executive automotive analysts present comprehensive video market overviews and blogs based on this extensive knowledge base and expertise.


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June 2017 Guidelines

Used Car & Light-Duty Truck GuidelinesPrices of wholesale used vehicles up to 8 years in age fell by 1.9% in May, which is slightly better than the way the month has historically performed over the last 20 years. In spite of this glimmer of positivity, the 31-day period underperformed J.D. Power Valuation Services’ expectations for the month. It appears there has been no payback for February’s abnormally weak performance.  Download the June Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines

Commercial Truck Guidelines:  May’s disappointing results impacted monthly depreciation averages. In the first five months of the year, 2011 model year trucks averaged 3.1% depreciation per month, 2012’s depreciated 1.1% per month, and 2013’s were essentially flat (low January pricing was negated by higher February through April pricing). A late spring/summer lull in sales volume is not unusual, and given the lack of change in any trucking-focused economic measures, we do not consider May’s results indicative of a market    Download the June Commercial Truck Guidelines



SPRING 2017 J.D. Power Perspective - Alternative Powertrains: Analysis of Recent Market Trends & Value Retention

This report serves as J.D. Power Valuation Services’ annual assessment of alternative powertrain vehicles with a specific focus on used vehicle prices. Specifically, this is an update on how powertrains powered solely by internal combustion gas or diesel engines have performed in the U.S. versus alternatives (such as hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electrics). The update will also highlight how these vehicles have performed in the used vehicle marketplace from a value retention point of view. Read More...



NADA Used Car Guide & Commercial Truck 2016 Market Overview >

Executive Automotive Analyst, Jonathan Banks and Senior Commercial Truck Analyst,Chris Visser, report on the latest monthly insight on the used car, truck and commercial truck market. View the videos >



J.D. Power Offers New Perspective with Residual Values

COSTA MESA, Calif: 18 Jan. 2017 — Insightful analysis of its unmatched automotive retail and auction transactional data plus its customer survey data is the foundation of J.D. Power Residual Values, a benchmark product debuting today that will bring a new perspective to vehicle residual values.

Designed as an information resource for vehicle manufacturers, captive finance companies and lenders, Residual Values incorporates industry-leading sales transaction data gathered by the Power Information Network® (PIN) from J.D. Power (representing more than 40% of franchised dealer retail sales transactions in America); the J.D. Power/National Auto Auction Association AuctionNet service (accounting for more than 80% of automotive auction transactions); and proprietary J.D. Power Voice of the Customer data. Read More...

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2018 BMW M5 Gets 600 Horsepower, All-Wheel Drive >

BMW's mid-size sedan speed sled is back, and more powerful than ever. With 600 horsepower, the five-seater is the quickest version of the high-performance...
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Depreciation Minimal in Class 8 Wholesale Channel >

The wholesale environment in July (dealer-to-dealer and dealer-to-wholesaler) was essentially unchanged for yet another month. Average pricing in the first...
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