According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 2.59% lower in 2018 versus 2012.
Between 2012 and 2018: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of -0.44% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $19.48 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.35% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by -0.26%, above the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 2012-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), price inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Car and truck rental: