According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for new and used motor vehicles were 1.97% lower in 2020 versus 2012 (a $394.08 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: New and used vehicles experienced an average inflation rate of -0.25% per year. In other words, new and used vehicles costing $20,000 in the year 2012 would cost $19,605.92 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.44% during this same period, inflation for new and used vehicles was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 0.84%, which is above the average yearly change for new and used vehicles during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for new and used vehicles was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for New and used motor vehicles:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for New and used vehicles, over time, for $20000 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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