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Black Book data shows pockets of strength in vehicle depreciation midway through 2017

Black Book data shows pockets of strength in vehicle depreciation midway through 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia – According to Black Book data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2012-2016 decreased in value -1.3 percent, slightly more than the -1.2 percent change in May. Cars overall dropped -1.8 percent (unchanged from last month), and trucks decreased -0.8 percent in value during June. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of -16.7 percent.

In June, small pickups had the lowest monthly depreciation at -0.1 percent. Vehicles in the Small Pickup segment include the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier and the Honda Ridgeline. Vehicles in this segment finished June with an average price of $21,328, a -7.3 percent change from a year ago.

Sub-compact cars saw the largest depreciation during the month at -2.8 percent. Vehicles in the sub-compact car segment include the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, Kia Soul and the Hyundai Accent. Vehicles in this segment finished June with an average price of $6,554, a -22.0 percent change from a year ago.

The segment with the largest 12-month depreciation currently is prestige luxury cars (-25.4 percent). Vehicles in the prestige luxury car segment include the BMW 7-Series, Lexus LS 460, Porsche Panamera, Jaguar XJ, Mercedes Benz S-Class and the Audi A8. This segment finished June with an average price of $34,894, down from $46,781 a year ago.

Over the past three months, two segments have shown unchanged value or an increase in overall value: Full-size pickups are unchanged, and small pickups have gained +0.2 percent in value.

Sub-compact luxury CUVs represented the truck segment with the largest monthly depreciation in June at -1.8 percent. Vehicles in sub-compact luxury crossover segment include the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes Benz GLA Class, and the Mini Cooper Countryman. Vehicles in this segment finished the month with an average value of $16,388, a -18.9 percent change from a year ago.

“Falling gas prices in the month of June resulted in pockets of strength in used vehicle valuations,” said Anil Goyal, senior vice president of Automotive Valuation and Analytics. “Pickup trucks and large utilities have been strong so far this year while small cars have continued to drop, but the remainder of 2017 is expected to show differing trends in terms of vehicle retention strength.”

More information is available at Black Book.

Source: Black Book press release

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About Ronnie Garrett

Ronnie Garrett is the editor in chief of RV Daily Report. She's been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and now the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year.

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