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Our new car dealer-to-dealer trade price climbed +29% over the previous month. On average, franchise dealerships selling new car inventory to other franchise dealerships received $768 per unit over invoice throughout the month of September.

The September Index was based on 651 units sold through Dealer Trade Network.


Trade Price Index

81% of the traded units that made up this index were Chevrolet, Toyota, Jeep, RAM, and GMC models.

1M More Units

New car inventory listed on franchise dealer websites climbed to 2.4M units by the end of September. This was 1M more vehicles listed than in September 2022. In general, domestic auto manufacturers had a high days supply of inventory throughout the strike.

The chart below shows the average dealer-to-dealer trade price index compared to national inventory levels over the previous 13 months.

Free National Days Supply Report

We track the national days supply of every model and put our findings in a downloadable report.

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.