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Used Cars With the Biggest Price Drops

May 2, 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 deal. According to Cars.com, late-model used car prices saw a 0.21% increase in April, after seeing declines for the last two months.

On the list of the top 10 price drops are the GMC Canyon (18% drop), Jeep Wrangler (7% drop), and Fiat 500 (6% drop). On the flipside, there's also some late-model used cars that have gone up in price, such as the Chevrolet Suburban (up 19%) and Kia Sedona (up 10%). Below is a look at the top 10 price increases and decreases on used cars.

10 Biggest Price Drops

VehicleMar. Average PriceDifference from Feb.% Change
GMC Canyon$21,664-$4,671-18%
Jeep Wrangler$25,528-$1,874-7%
Fiat 500$15,817-$997-6%
Mitsubishi Lancer$16,914-$765-4%
Volkswagen Beetle$18,699-$698-4%
Jaguar XF$40,402-$1,287-3%
Acura MDX$35,515-$1,211-3%
Infiniti M37$37,667-$1,143-3%
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$31,902-$1,137-3%
Volkswagen CC$22,047-$771-3%

10 Biggest Price Increases

VehicleMar. Average PriceDifference from Feb.% Change
Chevrolet Suburban$43,407$6,98019%
Kia Sedona$19,799$1,85810%
Lexus ES 350$33,417$2,8779%
Chevrolet Tahoe$37,824$1,9385%
Ford E250$19,347$7764%
Scion xB$15,709$5624%
Chevrolet Corvette$56,525$1,6433%
Ford Mustang$27,841$8213%
Volkswagen Routan$23,027$6753%
Scion tC$17,292$5373%

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