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Average New-Car Prices Up 3% Year Over Year for July 2019 on Strong Truck Sales, According to Kelley Blue Book

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The valuation analysts at Kelley Blue Book today reported the estimated average transaction price for a light vehicle in the United States was $37,169 in July 2019. New-vehicle prices increased $1,246 (up 3.5%) from July 2018, while decreasing $312 (down 0.8%) from last month.  

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"While July is expected to come in below a 17-million SAAR pace, the industry average transaction price continued its steady rise, up 3% year over year," said Tim Fleming, analyst for Kelley Blue Book. "Trucks were the big story in July as new mid-size and full-size offerings helped to drive truck prices up about 3% while contributing to sales growth in this down market. With the new 1500 trucks from RAM and GM that came out last year, full-size truck prices have now eclipsed the $50,000 mark, and new heavy-duty trucks from these manufacturers this year will push those numbers up even more."

Manufacturer

July

2019

Transaction Price (Avg.)*

June

2019

Transaction Price (Avg.)*

July

2018 Transaction Price (Avg.)*

% Change June 2019 to July 2019*

% Change July 2018 to

July 2019*

American Honda (Acura, Honda)

$28,693

$28,738

$28,853

-0.2%

-0.6%

Fiat Chrysler (Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, RAM)

$40,632

$41,300

$38,236

-1.6%

6.3%

Ford Motor Company (Ford, Lincoln)

$41,108

$41,008

$40,425

0.2%

1.7%

General Motors (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC)

$41,668

$42,079

$40,335

-1.0%

3.3%

Hyundai-Kia

$25,722

$25,830

$24,984

-0.4%

3.0%

Nissan North America (Nissan, INFINITI)

$29,047

$28,970

$29,356

0.3%

-1.1%

Subaru

$29,771

$29,870

$28,972

-0.3%

2.8%

Toyota Motor Company (Lexus, Toyota)

$33,224

$33,359

$32,771

-0.4%

1.4%

Volkswagen Group (Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche)

$43,257

$44,085

$40,670

-1.9%

6.4%

Industry

$37,169

$37,481

$35,923

-0.8%

3.5%

*Kelley Blue Book average transaction prices do not include applied consumer incentives

American Honda was down slightly in July, as Acura prices fell 2% while Honda stayed flat. Most Acura models saw declines for the month, while Honda was brought down by the Accord sedan, which fell 1%. The refreshed HR-V had a good month as it climbed 4%.

General Motors was up 3% for the month, as the Chevrolet brand saw the biggest gain at 4%. Chevrolet was helped by a very strong mix of trucks and SUVs, which should amount to more than an 80% sales mix in July. GMC also saw a slight increase in July, largely due to the Sierra and its 3% gain.

Volkswagen Group's transaction prices rose by 6%, with Audi up an impressive 13% from last year. Audi was buoyed by its redesigned A6 and A8 sedans, as well as the recently debuted Q8 and e-tron SUVs. The Volkswagen brand climbed 2%, helped by the Tiguan (up 5%) and the Jetta (up 3%), as well as a sales mix more geared toward SUVs.

Segment

July

2019

Transaction Price

(Avg.)*

June

2019

Transaction Price

(Avg.)*

July

2018 Transaction Price

 (Avg.)*

% Change June 2019 to

July 2019*

% Change July 2018 to

July 2019*

Compact Car

$20,525

$20,803

$20,424

-1.3%

0.5%

Compact SUV/Crossover

$29,316

$29,288

$28,432

0.1%

3.1%

Electric Vehicle

$54,391

$54,276

$59,046

0.2%

-7.9%

Entry-level Luxury Car

$42,366

$43,108

$42,418

-1.7%

-0.1%

Full-size Car

$35,177

$35,112

$34,905

0.2%

0.8%

Full-size Pickup Truck

$50,063

$50,473

$48,686

-0.8%

2.8%

Full-Size SUV/Crossover

$62,210

$62,847

$61,473

-1.0%

1.2%

High Performance Car

$102,146

$103,022

$101,841

-0.9%

0.3%

High-end Luxury Car

$101,458

$99,742

$96,923

1.7%

4.7%

Hybrid/Alternative Energy Car

$26,997

$26,852

$27,214

0.5%

-0.8%

Luxury Car

$58,719

$59,395

$58,593

-1.1%

0.2%

Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover

$45,759

$46,042

$45,556

-0.6%

0.4%

Luxury Full-size SUV/Crossover

$87,621

$87,539

$88,306

0.1%

-0.8%

Luxury Mid-size SUV/Crossover

$58,902

$59,664

$55,681

-1.3%

5.8%

Mid-size Car

$25,715

$25,742

$25,481

-0.1%

0.9%

Mid-size Pickup Truck

$34,894

$35,365

$33,687

-1.3%

3.6%

Mid-size SUV/Crossover

$38,417

$38,397

$37,911

0.1%

1.3%

Minivan

$35,375

$35,210

$35,304

0.5%

0.2%

Sports Car

$36,717

$36,817

$35,837

-0.3%

2.5%

Subcompact Car

$16,445

$16,457

$16,514

-0.1%

-0.4%

Subcompact SUV/Crossover

$23,934

$23,905

$24,103

0.1%

-0.7%

Van

$34,447

$34,184

$35,048

0.8%

-1.7%

Grand Total

$37,169

$37,481

$35,923

-0.8%

3.5%

*Kelley Blue Book average transaction prices do not include applied consumer incentives.









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