Welcome!

API Journal Authors: Liz McMillan, Rishi Bhargava, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Kevin Benedict

News Feed Item

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price Data Reveals Vehicle Segments Worth Purchasing New Rather Than Used

Comparable New and Used-Car Pricing Found in Compact Car and Compact Crossover Categories; Used Mid-Size Sedans Continue to Offer Substantial Savings

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers looking for a compact car may want to consider purchasing new rather than used, according to Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information.  Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price data reveals that shoppers can purchase a new compact car for as little as $339 per month with a five-year loan, which is only $30 per month more expensive than a comparable one-year-old used variant. 

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121108/LA08161LOGO)

The Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price is the price people typically pay a dealer for a new car, based on actual new-car transactions and adjusted regularly as market conditions change.  This information can help reduce the friction between dealers and consumers, offering buyers a realistic and relevant picture of what others are paying for similar models in their area. 

"Used compacts have been in high demand with fuel prices nearly $3.42 per gallon nationally, and values have held strong as a result," said Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst of automotive insights for Kelley Blue Book.  "A consumer looking to save at least $100 or more per month on a used car would need to consider a model-year 2009 or older, which likely would have 50,000 miles or more on the odometer.  While the difference between new and used pricing is relatively low for the segment, there are several models that offer nearly identical pricing whether new or slightly used."

For example, buying a one-year-old used Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic will only save consumers about $20 per month.  On the other hand, bargain-driven buyers looking to save a few bucks while still purchasing a great car can look toward purchasing a gently used Hyundai Elantra or Ford Focus.  Consumers can save closer to $50 per month on either of those vehicles by opting for a used 2012 model-year vehicle, rather than a brand-new model.  The popular compact car segment was the most researched on KBB.com in 2012, accounting for 16.4 percent share of all new-vehicle research traffic.


Average Retail Pricing by Segment (New vs. Used)

Five-Year Payment


2013* (New)

2012 (Used)

2011

2010

2009

2008

2013 (New)

2012 (Used)

2011

2010

2009

2008

Compact Car

$18,889

$16,465

$15,258

$13,621

$12,145

$10,809

$339

$303

$281

$251

$224

$199

*Based on Kelley Blue Book's Fair Purchase Price (FPP), which is the price people typically pay a dealer for a new car, based on actual new-car transactions and adjusted regularly as market conditions change.

Compact Crossover Shoppers Should Consider Purchasing New
Similar to compact cars, brand-new compact crossovers are available for only a modest premium over a comparable used model.  Shoppers interested in an all-new small crossover can expect to pay only $40 more per month than a comparable used model-year 2012.  Buyers interested in the Toyota RAV4 or Chevrolet Equinox will find just a $20 gap between new- and used-vehicle payments, while a brand-new Ford Escape commands a more sizable $60 per month premium from the slightly used variant.  This is one of the fastest-growing segments in the industry and high on the priority list for many consumers due to the segment's unique combination of utility and relative fuel efficiency.  Compact crossovers were the third most researched segment on KBB.com in 2012, accounting for 13.7 percent of all new-vehicle research traffic.


Average Retail Pricing by Segment (New vs. Used)

Five-Year Payment


2013* (New)

2012 (Used)

2011

2010

2009

2008

2013 (New)

2012 (Used)

2011

2010

2009

2008

Compact Crossover

$25,595

$22,658

$21,005

$18,894

$16,481

$14,138

$460

$417

$387

$348

$304

$260

*Based on Fair Purchase Price (FPP), which is the price people typically pay a dealer for a new car, based on actual new-car transactions and adjusted regularly as market conditions change.

Used Mid-Size Sedans Offer Substantial Savings
Shoppers interested in a mid-size sedan will find considerable savings by opting for a one- or two-year-old used model rather than purchasing new.  On average, consumers can expect to save nearly $100 per month by opting for a used model-year 2012 instead of a brand-new 2012 or 2013 vehicle. 

"The gap between new and used pricing likely is driven by the extensive redesigns introduced for most of the best-selling mid-size models for 2013," said Gutierrez.  "The Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion all were redesigned for model-year 2013, and thus are generating a premium relative to their used previous-generation counterparts." 

An all-new 2013 Nissan Altima or Honda Accord will cost nearly $100 more per month than a used 2012, while a Toyota Camry, which was redesigned for the 2012 model year, only maintains a $50 price premium.  In 2012, the mid-size segment once again was the top-selling segment in the United States, and it was the second most researched on KBB.com for the year, accounting for 16 percent of all new-vehicle research traffic.


Average Retail Pricing by Segment (New vs. Used)

Five-Year Payment


2013*

(New)

2012 (Used)

2011

2010

2009

2008

2013 (New)

2012 (Used)

2011

2010

2009

2008

Mid-Size Car

$23,955

$18,279

$16,814

$15,483

$13,852

$12,486

$430

$337

$310

$285

$255

$230

*Based on Fair Purchase Price (FPP), which is the price people typically pay a dealer for a new car, based on actual new-car transactions and adjusted regularly as market conditions change.

For more information and news from Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, visit www.kbb.com/media/, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kelleybluebook (or @kelleybluebook), like our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kbb, and get updates on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+kbb/.

About Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com)
Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the industry.  Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website www.kbb.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week.  The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies as well as governmental agencies.  KBB.com provides consumer pricing and information on cars for sale, minivans, pickup trucks, sedan, hybrids, electric cars, and SUVs.  Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AutoTrader Group.

SOURCE Kelley Blue Book

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security ha...
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Gettens, Chief Research Officer at OnProcess, will discuss recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model f...
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 6thInternet of @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm ...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Roundee / LinearHub will exhibit at the WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LinearHub provides Roundee Service, a smart platform for enterprise video conferencing with enhanced features such as automatic recording and transcription service. Slack users can integrate Roundee to their team via Slack’s App Directory, and '/roundee' command lets your video conference ...
Digital transformation is too big and important for our future success to not understand the rules that apply to it. The first three rules for winning in this age of hyper-digital transformation are: Advantages in speed, analytics and operational tempos must be captured by implementing an optimized information logistics system (OILS) Real-time operational tempos (IT, people and business processes) must be achieved Businesses that can "analyze data and act and with speed" will dominate those t...
IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based insurance. Auto manufacturers – and businesses across all verticals – have built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer touch points and revenue streams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco Jasper, will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a static p...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace.
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business in 2016. However, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will drill down to the components in this fra...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ReadyTalk, a leading provider of online conferencing and webinar services, has been named Vendor Presentation Sponsor at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that inspire collaboration and enable the Future of Work for today’s increasingly digital and mobile workforce. By combining intuitive, innovative tec...
I'm a lonely sensor. I spend all day telling the world how I'm feeling, but none of the other sensors seem to care. I want to be connected. I want to build relationships with other sensors to be more useful for my human. I want my human to understand that when my friends next door are too hot for a while, I'll soon be flaming. And when all my friends go outside without me, I may be left behind. Don't just log my data; use the relationship graph. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Boyd, Engi...