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Kelley Blue Book Report on Q4 Used Car Market Performance

Sean Foyil
Kelley Blue Book

Average auction prices for used 1-to-3 year-old vehicles declined 5.85%, or about $1,000, in Q4 2015. This was an increased drop of 1.83%, or $281, compared to Q3 2015. The accelerated decline in auction values came from increased supply mainly of off-lease vehicles, which drove prices below where they were at the end of 2014. Auction values in Q4 finished a mere $159 below auction values for the same period in 2014 and $88 above 2013 values.

Here’s the Blue Book Market Report for Q4 2015

We’ve Come a Long Way Since 2012 When Gas Prices Hit $3 to $4 Per Gallon:
Consumers moving back into larger vehicles, SUVs, and trucks and away from smaller fuel efficient and hybrid vehicles.

Nissan LEAF Up 3% and Best Performing Vehicle Across All Segments:
1-3 year-old vehicles in high-end luxury car and luxury car segments were worst performers.

Honda, MINI, Toyota, Nissan and Scion Top 5 Best Performing Brands:
Toyota Tundra Double Cap best performing among these brands after Nissan Leaf, down 1%.

NADA UCG Looks at Top Performing One Year Old Vehicles

Jonathan Banks
Executive Automotive Analyst
NADA Used Car Guide

The new edition of Perspective details one-year-old (2015 MY) retention performance of new or revised mainstream and luxury models. Study looks at three-month average of trade-in values divided by MSRP. Factors helping elevate retention for include improved quality and dependability, higher fuel economy and performance, improved vehicle design, new vehicle pricing, incentive levels, and vehicle production volume. Strong value retention gives manufacturers a competitive cost-of-ownership and leasing advantage, and it allows consumers to accrue positive equity quickly.

Check out the latest NADA Used Car Guide Perspective

2015 Porsche Macan One of Three Highest Retaining Models at 83.6%:
Little brother to the Porsche Cayenne and shares its platform with the Audi Q5.

Redesigned for 2015, 2015 Subaru WRX Came in at 83.4%:
WRX has been shaped to fulfill every rally racing fan's deepest desires.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado at 83.4% Higher than Mid-Size Pickup Average of 81.4%:
Following two-year hiatus, Colorado was redesigned for 2015 and boasts sleek new exterior to complement more quiet and comfortable interior.
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Kontos Kommentary — December 2015 Edition

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