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Vehicle Depreciation Shows Pockets of Strength at Midway Point

Vehicle Depreciation Shows Pockets of Strength at Midway Point

The average price of a used vehicle for model years 2012 to 2016 decreased in value 1.3%, slightly more than the 1.2% decrease in May, according to Black Book. The price of cars overall dropped 1.8%, while trucks decreased 0.8% in value in June. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of 16.7%.

July 17, 2017

Used Vehicle Depreciation Accelerates in May
Smaller Cars Bolster April Depreciation

Smaller Cars Bolster April Depreciation

Used vehicles increased 0.4% in value in April, as buyers boosted the value of smaller cars, which have begun to shrug off several years of heavier declines, according to Black Book.

May 15, 2017

Small Car Depreciation Improves in April

Small Car Depreciation Improves in April

Used vehicle values increased slightly in April as tracked by Black Book's Used Vehicle Retention Index that measures values of 2- to 6-year old vehicles, according to the company.

May 3, 2017

Used Vans, Cars Bolster March Depreciation

Used Vans, Cars Bolster March Depreciation

Used cars outperformed trucks in March, as full-size pickups, compact vans, compact cars, and sporty cars increased in value, while as overall used vehicles depreciated 0.6%, according to Black Book.

April 7, 2017

Used Vehicles See Lighter Depreciation in February

Used Vehicles See Lighter Depreciation in February

Two- to six-year old vehicles depreciated 0.8% in February, with trucks and vans showing relative strength, while luxury and sporty cars again fell hardest, especially when compared to year-ago values, according to Black Book.

March 8, 2017

Vehicle Depreciation to Reach 17.8% in 2017

Vehicle Depreciation to Reach 17.8% in 2017

The vehicle depreciation rate will reach 17.8% in 2017 on 17 million new-vehicle sales, slightly higher than the 17.3% mark recorded in 2016, according to latest forecast from Black Book and Fitch Ratings. Prior to the Great recession, annual depreciation trended between 16% and 18%.

February 27, 2017

Pickups Show Lowest January Depreciation

Pickups Show Lowest January Depreciation

Small and large pickups were among the top performing segments in January with a 1.1% depreciation rate among two- to six-year-old vehicles sold in auction lanes, according to Black Book.

February 10, 2017

Used Vehicle Values Stabilize in December
Used Vehicle Values Weakened in November

Used Vehicle Values Weakened in November

Five model years of used vehicles depreciated 2.3% in November, which showed a slight improvement from October and remained in line with the typical weakening of values at this time of year, according to Black Book data.

December 9, 2016

Depreciation Bites Harder in October, Black Book Says

Used Pickup Sales Weakening

A rising supply of used pickups coupled with aggressive pricing for new models is expected to cause a weakening in values in the wholesale market, according to new data from Black Book.

October 20, 2016

Car Depreciation Accelerates in August, Trucks Steady
Depreciation in Most Segments Improves in July
Most Used-Vehicle Segments Decline at Steady Rate

Most Used-Vehicle Segments Decline at Steady Rate

Most used-vehicle segments are showing a steady rate, according to Black Book's most recent market report. Overall car values decreased by 0.53% during the past week. During the previous four weeks, the average depreciation rate was 0.43%.

July 27, 2016

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