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Our average new car dealer-to-dealer trade price climbed slightly over November. On average, franchise dealerships selling new car inventory to other franchise dealerships received -$453 per unit, under invoice, through December.

The December index was based on 409 units sold through Dealer Trade Network.


Average Cost Under Invoice

85% of the traded units that made up this index were Chevrolet, Jeep, Kia, RAM, and Toyota models.

Trade Volume Down Significantly

While the number of new vehicles at dealerships remained relatively constant, month-over-month, at just over 2.7M new vehicles on the ground, new car dealers were very particular about the type of models they wanted on and off their lots.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee L with the Altitude and Limited trim levels were popular among dealers – as were the RAV4 XSE and SE trim levels.

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About the New Car Average Dealer-to-Dealer Trade Price Index
Dealer Trade Network’s New Car Monthly Dealer-to-Dealer Trading Price Index shows the average monthly price, relative to the vehicle’s invoice price, that new car dealerships pay other new car dealerships for new car inventory.

About Dealer Trade Network
With a combination of proprietary software, trusted industry relationships, and deep market expertise, Dealer Trade Network manages the end-to-end trade and fulfillment process that moves new vehicles between franchise dealerships so that dealers can match their floor plans with local market demands. The company facilitates the trade of more than 10,000 new vehicles nationwide annually with a network of over 4,000 new car dealers.