J.D. Power Valuation Services, formerly NADA Used Car Guide, News & Analysis

Valuation Services continually gathers and analyzes the latest automotive industry trends in order to keep you informed and to provide crucial guidance for every business decision on the purchase, sale, loan, lease or assessment of a used vehicle. We publish monthly Guidelines, which recaps industry activity, predicts what lies ahead in the marketplace and explains movement in the used vehicle valuation market. Also every month our executive automotive analysts present comprehensive video market overviews and blogs based on this extensive knowledge base and expertise. If you would like to subscribe to our email list select the link below


April 2019 Guidelines

Used Vehicle Prices Increase for the 1st Time in 6 Months, Used Vehicle Price Index Increases 1.1 Points.Wholesale Prices Increase in March. Prices up by an average of 2.7%. Used Vehicle Price Index Grows. UVPI reaches 117.5. New Vehicle Sales Struggle. New sales down 2.2%, SAAR reaches 17.48M. Incentive Spending Declines. Incentive spending per unit fell 5.2% to $3,799. Download the April Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines

Market Conditions Unfold as Seasonal Activity Heats Up. Auction market generally weaker month-over-month. Late-model trucks averaging 3.9% depreciation in 2019. Retail market looking more historically typical. Depreciation moderately higher than this time last year. Medium duty trucks had a weak month. All three segments we track returned lower volume and pricing. Download the April Commercial Truck Guidelines




SPRING 2018 J.D. Power Perspective - Alternative Powertrains: Analysis of Recent Market Trends & Value Retention


This report serves as J.D. Power Valuation Services’ annual assessment of alternative powertrain vehicles with a specific focus on used vehicle prices. Specifically, this is an update on how powertrains powered solely by internal combustion gas or diesel engines have performed in the U.S. versus alternatives (such as hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electrics). The update will also highlight how these vehicles have performed in the used vehicle marketplace from a value retention point of view. Read More...



Used Car/Truck and Commercial Truck Market Overview Videos >

Executive Automotive Analyst, Jonathan Banks and Senior Commercial Truck Analyst,Chris Visser, report on the latest monthly insight on the used car, truck and commercial truck market. View the videos >



J.D. Power Offers New Perspective with Residual Values

COSTA MESA, Calif: 18 Jan. 2017 — Insightful analysis of its unmatched automotive retail and auction transactional data plus its customer survey data is the foundation of J.D. Power Residual Values, a benchmark product debuting today that will bring a new perspective to vehicle residual values.

Designed as an information resource for vehicle manufacturers, captive finance companies and lenders, Residual Values incorporates industry-leading sales transaction data gathered by the Power Information Network® (PIN) from J.D. Power (representing more than 40% of franchised dealer retail sales transactions in America); the J.D. Power/National Auto Auction Association AuctionNet service (accounting for more than 80% of automotive auction transactions); and proprietary J.D. Power Voice of the Customer data. Read More...

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