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How much would it cost to buy a vehicle if you were in the market for one right now? This auto price report will be updated monthly and offers a view of the Canadian automotive market by analyzing pricing data associated with over 400,000 new and used vehicle listings.

This data was provided by the autoTrader.ca Price Index. To download a full pdf version of this report, click here.


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National Median Price - Marketplace Index:

Based on median Canadian automotive pricing data (CAD $) collected from more than 400,000 listings monthly on autoTRADER.ca from late June 2018 to late July 2019. This chart focuses on the median price of a vehicle, which is defined as the middle price; half of the cars sold in Canada are priced below the median and half are priced above.

In addition to median pricing, year-over-year (YOY) price changes from late June 2018 to late July 2019 have been identified in blue. Median price has been charted, rather than average, in order to ensure that high or low price outliers do not skew results. Any changes under 0.1% have been denoted as 0.0%.

National Median Price by Region:

Based on median Canadian automotive pricing data (CAD $) collected from more than 400,000 listings monthly on autoTRADER.ca from late June 2018 to late July 2019. The Atlantic region is defined as: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador. Due to limited population size, the territories are excluded, and Manitoba and Saskatchewan have been combined. This chart focuses on the median price of a vehicle, which is defined as the middle price; half of the cars sold in Canada are priced below the median and half are priced above. In addition to median pricing, year-over-year (YOY) price changes from May 26, 2018 to June 25, 2019 have been identified in blue. Median price has been charted, rather than average, in order to ensure that high or low price outliers do not skew results. Any changes under 0.1% have been denoted as 0.0%.

National Top Searched Vehicles:

Based on the top ten most commonly searched vehicles for new and used listings, on autoTRADER.ca from late June 2019 to late July 2019. Prices indicated refer to the median new and median used price for each vehicle, averaged across all trim levels.

About the autoTRADER.ca Index:

The autoTRADER.ca Price Index offers a monthly view of the Canadian automotive market by analyzing vehicle pricing data associated with over 400,000 new and used vehicle listings, bringing you the latest in pricing shifts and trends over time.

The national picture

According to the data, the overall median listing price of new vehicles as of July 2019 has grown by 3.5 per cent year-over-year. While prices are up, there has been a levelling off over the past several months. The median new car price in Canada is down $827 in July compared to the high reached in March of this year, while the median used car price in Canada is $189 below the high that was set in May 2019.

The provincial picture

The map below displays the median listing price and percentage change year-over-year for new and used vehicles by region. Due to limited population size, the territories have been excluded, while Manitoba and Saskatchewan have been combined. Purple indicates new vehicles, while blue indicates used.

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Atlantic Region

$35,8597.3% YOY

$17,9950.25% YOY

Alberta

$46,8444.6% YOY

$21,907-3.9% YOY

British Columbia

$40,0131.86% YOY

$19,8004.3% YOY

Manitoba & Saskatchewan

$45,53810% YOY

$23,9859.7% YOY

Ontario

$36,9844.3% YOY

$18,75010.3% YOY

Quebec

$32,919-0.3% YOY

$16,4956.5% YOY

From a provincial standpoint, Manitoba and Saskatchewan saw the highest year-over-year median pricing increase for new vehicles in July 2019. That increase was largely due an increase in the price of new sedans (6.7 per cent) and trucks (2.7 per cent), while SUV prices remained steady.. The growth for used vehicles was largely driven by a rise in the median price of both sedans and SUVs.

In Ontario, the median price of a used vehicle increased by 10.3 per cent, making it the second-highest increase in the country for the month. This was largely driven by increase in prices for SUVs and sedans as well.

The picture in search

Looking to see what other potential car buyers are searching for? These were the top 10 most searched vehicles in July 2019 on autoTrader.ca, along with their median listing prices. Click through the links to read Globe Drive’s review of the model, view listings in your area and find the the latest discounts, rebates and rates for your selected model through our build and price tool.

1. Ford F-150

Median price new: $53,684

Median price used: $29,000

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2. Ford Mustang

Median price new: $40,444

Median price used: $25,759

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3. BMW 3-Series

Median price new: $58,122

Median price used: $17,995

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4. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Median price new: $60,131

Median price used: $28,494

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5. Honda Civic

Median price new: $30,567

Median price used: $10,480

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6. Porsche 911

Median price new: $164,935

Median price used: $94,800

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7. BMW M

Median price new: $120,409

Median price used: $55,000

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8. Jeep Wrangler

Median price new: $49,990

Median price used: $30,750

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9. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Median price new: $85,532

Median price used: $28,995

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10. Chevrolet Corvette

Median price new: $84,059

Median price used: $37,500

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