LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — The latest Market Insights Report from Black Book (div. Hearst Automotive) finds full-size cars leading all categories in depreciation but holding their own in available incentives. Values for pre-owned full-size cars fell by 0.77% compared to the prior four-week period, contributing to an average decline of 0.41% for all car segments.
Used SUVs, CUVs, trucks, and vans fared better, declining in value by an average of 0.23%. Values for subcompact cars and subcompact luxury crossovers were flat and prices for compact vans fell by only 0.01%. Minivans led all truck categories in depreciation, registering an 0.4% decline.
Meanwhile, incentives for new-vehicle purchases remained strong for several car types, led by luxury (14.5% of MSRP), near-luxury (14.3%), and compact and full-size (both 13%). Minivan incentives stood at 11.2%; small pickups had the lowest incentive level among all vehicle types at 5.2%.
Analysts noted the figures for Black Book’s latest report were collected during the Thanksgiving holiday week, when auction traffic is disrupted.
“Used-vehicle values were stable with the abbreviated auction schedules last week, and most auto auctions experienced lower demand,” noted Anil Goyal, the firm’s executive vice president of operations.
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