According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for new cars and trucks were 0.32% lower in 2020 versus 2015 (a $64 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2020: New cars and trucks experienced an average inflation rate of -0.06% per year. In other words, new cars and trucks costing $20,000 in the year 2015 would cost $19,936 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.71% during this same period, inflation for new cars and trucks was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 0.61%, which is above the average yearly change for new cars and trucks during the 2015-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for new cars and trucks was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for New cars and trucks:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for New cars and trucks, over time, for $20000 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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