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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February 2017 Guidelines

Used Car & Light-Duty Truck GuidelinesKeeping with historic seasonal trends, wholesale prices of used vehicles up to eight years old fell slightly in January, down 0.4% versus December. While the drop was expected, it was only the fourth recorded for the month since 2003. NADA Used Car Guide’s seasonally adjusted used vehicle price index fell for the seventh straight month, dropping 0.5% from December to 114.3. January’s index figure was also 6.5% below January 2016’s 122.3 figure.   Download the February Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines

Commercial Truck Guidelines:  As we enter the midpoint of the first quarter, new truck orders and used truck sales volume are performing somewhat better than expected. The oversupply of used sleepers continues to dictate pricing, but demand may improve mildly now that the uncertainty of the presidential election is behind us and tax cuts and regulatory rollback are on the table.   Download the February Commercial Truck Guidelines



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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