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10 Biggest Used Car Price Drops

March 28, 2013

As with everything that's for sale, prices can fluctuate. And when it comes to used cars, those prices can fluctuate by a great amount. According to Cars.com, late-model used car prices saw a slight decline in March, with the average asking price falling by $31 to $22,619 from the month before.

On the list of the top 10 price drops are the BMW X5 (9% drop), Subaru Impreza (6% drop), and Mitsubishi Endeavor (6% drop). On the flipside, there's some late-model used cars that have gone up in price, such as the GMC Canyon (up 21%) and Chevrolet Express 3500 (up 8%). Below is a look at the top 10 price increases and decreases on used cars over the last 30 days.

Be sure to check out the Used Car Classifieds to get an idea of what these vehicles are selling for in your local area.

Top 10 Biggest Price Drops

VehicleMar. Average Price Difference from Feb.% Change
BMW X5$44,901-$4,511-9%
Subaru Impreza$21,918-$1,299-6%
Mitsubishi Endeavor$16,878-$993-6%
Cadillac Escalade ESV$57,019-$2,143-4%
Chevrolet Suburban$36,427-$1,575-4%
BMW 528i$36,305-$1,300-3%
Cadillac CTS$34,193-$1,055-3%
Buick Enclave$30,891-$982-3%
BMW 128i$27,104-$879-3%
Kia Forte Koup$15,739-$534-3%

Top 10 Biggest Price Increases

VehicleMar. Average PriceDifference from Feb.% Change
GMC Canyon$26,335$4,50921%
Chevrolet Express 3500$23,470$1,7918%
Jeep Wrangler$27,402$1,8067%
Kia Sedona$17,941$7134%
BMW 535i$42,292$1,1723%
Toyota Tundra$23,143$8013%
Dodge Charger$23,486$7433%
Chevrolet Captiva Sport$21,632$5533%
Chrysler 300$24,004$5102%
Nissan Rogue$19,238$3872%


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