According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for new and used motor vehicles were 3.83% higher in 2021 versus 2016 (a $765.16 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2021: New and used vehicles experienced an average inflation rate of 0.75% per year. In other words, new and used vehicles costing $20,000 in the year 2016 would cost $20,765.16 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.93% during this same period, inflation for new and used vehicles was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by -0.57%, which is below the average yearly change for new and used vehicles during the 2016-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), 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 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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