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Estimated Monthly Used-Vehicle SAAR and Volume

Total used-vehicle sales in December are estimated to be near 2.4 million units, down 4.2% from December 2021. The seasonally adjusted annual rate, or SAAR, is estimated to have finished near 33.7 million, down from last December’s 36.2 million level and below November’s revised 34.4 million pace. Used retail sales were also estimated to be … Continued

2022 Car Buyer Journey Study Released

The 13th annual Cox Automotive Car Buyer Journey Study reveals that satisfaction with the car buying process declined in 2022 for the second straight year. The 2022 Car Buyer Journey Study shows vehicle buyers were frustrated with high prices, limited availability, and the amount of time required to complete the process. Used-vehicle buyers, who are … Continued

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices See Another Increase in First Half of January

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 1.5% from December in the first 15 days of January. The mid-month Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index rose to 222.5, which was down 13.7% from the full month of January 2022. The seasonal adjustment drove most of the gains. The non-adjusted price change … Continued

New-Vehicle Affordability Declined to New Low in 2022

New-vehicle affordability declined again in December and reached a new low in 2022, according to the Cox Automotive/Moody’s Analytics Vehicle Affordability Index released yesterday. Auto loan rates reached a new 20-year high and the average new-vehicle price increased to a record-high $49,507. The number of median weeks of income needed to purchase the average new vehicle … Continued

Cox Automotive Auto Market Report: January 17th

The video below is part of a biweekly Auto Market Report series focusing on data and insights that provide a holistic view of the auto industry. Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke leads our effort to translate data and trends into actionable insights. Download this week’s presentation.

Auto Market Weekly Summary: January 13

Inflation declined in December, as did used-retail vehicle sales. Auto loan performance deteriorated further, and consumer sentiment is mixed so far this month. Used-vehicle retail sales and average wholesale prices on a non-seasonally adjusted basis also fell in December, as did. Full-year 2022 saw the largest declines in used-vehicle wholesale values in Manheim Used Vehicle … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary: January 17

Inflation declined in December, as did used-retail vehicle sales. Auto loan performance deteriorated further, and consumer sentiment is mixed so far this month. Used-vehicle retail sales and average wholesale prices on a non-seasonally adjusted basis also fell in December, as did. Full-year 2022 saw the largest declines in used-vehicle wholesale values in Manheim Used Vehicle … Continued

In a Down Market, EV Sales Soar to New Record

In an auto market that saw total new vehicles fall 8% year over year, battery-electric vehicles (EVs) sales were a bright spot. According to the latest counts from Kelley Blue Book, total new-vehicle sales in the U.S. fell in 2022 to 13.8 million units, down from 15 million in 2021 and well down from the … Continued

Used Vehicles Have Steady Supply, Lower Average Asking Price

The used-vehicle market has stabilized, resembling the pre-pandemic normal, with inventory holding steady and prices dipping from their record highs, according to the Cox Automotive analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data. 2.32M Total UnsoldUsed Vehiclesas of Dec. 26, 2022 54 Days’ Supply $27,143 Average Listing Price 69,418 Average Mileage The total supply of unsold used … Continued

2023 Industry Insights and Sales Forecast Call Replay Available

A replay of the 2023 Cox Automotive Industry Insights and Sales Forecast Call held on Thursday, January 12, is available below. Cox Automotive Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke and our Industry Insights team provided a deep dive into the economy and auto industry – the new, used and wholesale vehicle markets for 2022 and the year ahead, including 2023 … Continued