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Average used car prices up almost 25 per cent on same point last year, says Auto Trader

  • Average price of a used car has risen to £19,254, data from Auto Trader has revealed
  • Figure for week beginning October 18 is almost 25 per cent higher than same period last year
  • Average price also rises 0.5 per cent on the week prior

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The average price of a used car reached £19,254 last week – a rise of almost a quarter when compared to the same period last year.

Data from Auto Trader found that in the week beginning October 18, the average price of a used car was up by 24.9 per cent on 2020.

The figure also rose by 0.5 per cent on the week before, with vehicles taking an average of 24 days to sell on the online platform.


The model with the largest price increase was the Jaguar XK which shot up 44.8 per cent to £28,813.

It was joined at the top of the list by the Hyundai i30 which rose by 42.9 per cent to £12,958 and the Land Rover Defender 110 which saw a rise of 42 per cent to £79,816.

The top five was completed by the Ford Focus and Kuga which rose by 40.4 and 36.5 per cent respectively.

A second-hand Focus now costs an average of £14,418 while a Kuga is likely to sell for £19,721.


Despite the rising prices, there were still a number of models that saw their values drop.

The largest decrease came for the BMW 8 Series, which saw fell by 4.3 per cent to £62,461.

That was closely followed by the Bentley Bentayga, which is has an average asking price of £110,946 – a decrease in value of 4.2 per cent.

Five models that have seen the largest price increase

Jaguar XK

Average asking price: £28,813

Price increase: 44.8%

Hyundai i30

Average asking price: £12,958

Price increase: 42.9%

Land Rover Defender 110

Land Rover Defender 110

Average asking price: £79,816

Price increase: 42%

Ford Focus

Ford Focus

Average asking price: £14,418

Price increase: 40.4%

Ford Kuga side on

Ford Kuga

Average asking price: £19,721

Price increase: 36.5%

Five models that have seen the largest price drops

BMW 8 Series

Average asking price: £62,461

Price drop: 4.3%

Bentley Bentayga driving along a beach

Bentley Bentayga

Average asking price: £110,946

Price drop: – 4.2%

Jaguar I-Pace

Average asking price: £59,949

Price drop: 3.9%

BMW i3s

BMW i3

Average asking price: £24,525

Price drop: 3.4%

Lexus ES 300H

Average asking price: £35,087

Price drop: 2.8%

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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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