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



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In the January 2020 Used Car and Light Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts at J.D. Power Valuation Services note the used vehicle market closed with an uptick in 2019. David Paris from J.D. Power Valuation Services explains, “The used market closed out 2019 on a strong note, with an increase of 1.2%, which was the first material increase in four months,” said David Paris, Executive Analyst at J.D. Power Valuation Services. “As a result, used prices ended the year 1% greater than in 2018. Looking forward, strong mainstream segment prices are expected to boost the used market through 2020.” Download the Free January Used Vehicle and Light Truck Guidelines

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In the January 2020 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that Class 8 auction volume increased dramatically in December, and pricing dropped more than expected. Trucks sold retail also lost value, as the market continues to lose tolerance for trucks with anything other than low mileage. The medium-duty market was mixed, with cabovers stable, Class 4 conventionals mildly weak and Class 6 conventionals recovering. Download the January Commercial Truck Guidelines


SPRING 2018 J.D. Power Perspective - Alternative Powertrains

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...


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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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