J.D. Power Valuation Services, formerly NADA Used Car Guide, News & Analysis

Valuation Services 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 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. If you would like to subscribe to our email list select the link below.



January 2019 Guidelines

Used Vehicle Prices Increase by 2.9% in 2018. Wholesale Prices Decline in December. Prices down by an average of 2.2%. Used Vehicle Price Index Down. Index falls to 119.6. New Vehicle Sales Increase in 2018. New vehicle sales reach 17.22M units. Incentive Spending Declines. Incentives decrease by 3.6% to $4,278 per unit.  Download the January Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines

Class 8 Auction market little changed. Market has less tolerance for higher mileage. Class 8 retail conditions stable. Sales volume down notably in November and December. Medium Duty market generally weak in December. Cabovers and heavier conventionals down notably. Download the January Commercial Truck Guidelines




SPRING 2018 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...



Used Car/Truck and Commercial Truck Market Overview Videos >

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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Used Vehicle Price Index on Track to Reach Highest Level Since Late 2015 >

Data collected through the first three weeks of August shows that used vehicle prices have improved relative to July and are on track to end the month...
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January Auction Market Stable on Low Volume >

With the seasonal lull in auction activity in place, there were very few of our benchmark model sold in January....
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