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    Used Cars With The Largest Price Increases

    New data from iSeeCars.com shows a slight drop in used car prices in August versus July.  But researchers say used car prices are still significantly higher than they were a year ago. iSeeCars attributes those high prices to the ongoing microchip shortage that continues to impact the new and used car marketplace.

    iSeeCars.com’s latest analysis involved over 1.9 million used car sales in August. Its data shows that used car prices increased 26.2 percent, or $6,454, compared to the same period the previous year. This comes after a 31.6 percent increase in July and a 32.7 percent year-over-year increase in June.

    Overall, the study found that the vehicles with the highest price increases are a mix of economy cars and impractical cars. Cars with the smallest price bumps are mainly luxury SUVs.

    According to iSeeCars.com data, the Mitsubishi Mirage (pictured above) ranks first out of the top10 cars with the greatest year-over-year price increases:

    Top 10 Cars with the Greatest Price Increases - iSeeCars August 2021 Study

    Rank

    Used Vehicle

    Average Used Car Price (August 2021)

    $ Price Change from August 2020 

    % Price Change from August 2020 

    1

    Mitsubishi Mirage

    $13,398

    $4,457

    49.9%

    2

    Nissan LEAF

    $19,990

    $6,370

    46.8%

    3

    Chevrolet Spark

    $14,456

    $4,467

    44.7%

    4

    Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    $160,465

    $45,992

    40.2%

    5

    MINI Hardtop 2 Door

    $23,402

    $6,044

    34.8%

    6

    Lincoln Navigator

    $64,413

    $16,532

    34.5%

    7

    Kia Forte

    $16,770

    $4,125

    32.6%

    8

    Lincoln Navigator L

    $66,934

    $16,325

    32.3%

    9

    Chevrolet Camaro

    $35,635

    $8,431

    31.0%

    10

    Kia Soul

    $16,940

    $3,973

    30.6%

    Average Across All Cars

    $30,766

    $6,454

    26.2%

     

     

     

     

     

    For more on the study, including a breakdown of used car costs by city, visit iSeeCars.com.


    Photo Credit:  Mitsubishi