Kelley Blue Book
Auction values started 2014 strong – 1-to 3-year-old vehicles started off with an average auction value of $17,876 – 1% higher than at the beginning of calendar year 2013. As for December 2013, 1-to-3-year-old vehicle closed just $55 shy of 2012 auction values, which was in line with 2013 projections.
Auction Values in 2014 Should Follow Seasonal Upswing:
Typical for first quarter, and should remain in-line with calendar year 2013 values.
Subcompact Cars Becoming More Attractive from Dollar Standpoint:
Comes from constant demand from consumers for cheaper and more fuel-efficient cars.
New Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Saw 10% Gain in 2013 Sales:
As these vehicles remain popular with consumers, expect their used values to remain high.