NADA Used Car Guide News & Analysis

NADA Used Car Guide 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 Used Car 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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January 2017 Guidelines

Used Car & Light-Duty Truck GuidelinesHigher supply and escalating incentives continued to chip away used vehicle prices in December. Wholesale prices of used vehicles up to eight years old fell at an above average rate of 1.7% versus November. The drop was more than three times worse than the 0.5% loss averaged for the month from 2010 – 2014. The fall was also about a percentage point higher than the Used Car Guide’s forecast for the month.   Download the January Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines

Commercial Truck Guidelines:  Wholesale depreciation outpaced retail in 2016, with sleeper tractors losing about 30% of their value at auction from January to December, compared to 23% through retail channels. Trucks sold at auction in 2016 brought about 30% less money than last year, while trucks sold retail brought an estimated 13% less. Medium duty cabovers and lighter-GVW conventionals performed fairly well in 2016, while heavier-GVW conventionals lost ground year-over-year.   Download the January Commercial Truck Guidelines

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November 2016 NADA Perspective - 2016 Used Vehicle Retained Value Report: New or Redesigned 1-Year-Old Models

November’s edition of Perspective details the 1-year-old (2016 model year) retention performance of all-new or redesigned mainstream and luxury models. On average, redesigned models experience higher retained values when compared to the previous generation. A number of factors help elevate retention value for new or revised models, such as improved quality and dependability, higher fuel economy and performance, as well as improved vehicle design. Other important factors affecting retained value include new vehicle pricing, incentive levels and production volume. 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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Surprise! The 2018 Ford Mustang >

Earlier this week, Ford shocked automotive enthusiasts and journalists alike with the debut of the 2018 Mustang. Nearly a week after the Detroit-based...
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December’s Sales Volume was Greater than Expected >

We had anticipated little change in December’s retail sales-per-dealership average, but the final number was an unexpectedly strong 5.5. This figure is...
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