According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for new cars and trucks are 23.85% higher in 2022 versus 2009 (a $4,770.68 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2022: New cars and trucks experienced an average inflation rate of 1.66% per year. In other words, new cars and trucks costing $20,000 in the year 2009 would cost $24,770.68 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.42% during this same period, inflation for new cars and trucks was lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 1.04%, which is below the average yearly change for new cars and trucks during the 2009-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for new cars and trucks was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for New cars and trucks, over time, for $20,000 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
|Year||USD Value||Inflation Rate|
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for New cars and trucks: