Kelley Blue Book
Auction values rose sharply in March 2014, moving up 1.4% percent or $260. That moved up the average auction prices to $18,230 in March – higher than was previously seen in 2013 and 2012. Strong upward momentum was expected, as values typically follow a strong seasonal pattern; however some luxury segments haven’t seen price increases in the past couple of months.
Compact Car Segment Outperformed Every Other Segment on YOY Basis:
Up 4.2% since January, with MY 2011–13 Toyota Corolla outperforming segment.
Low Fuel Prices Have Kept Alt-Fuel and Hybrid Vehicles Low Performing in Segment:
This includes Toyota Prius, Lexus CT, Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Chevrolet Volt, and Nissan Leaf.
Values for 1- to 3-Year-Old Full-Size Pickups Shifted and Increased at End of Q1:
Values up 1.16% month-to-month, and 1.31% year-over-year compared to March 2013.