Buying a new car? // KBB put out the average cost of a new car. What can I get?

According to the Kelly blue book, the average price for a new vehicle this year is just over $47,000. So, what can you buy with that kind of money nowadays? Well, let’s look at 5 new vehicles in 5 different categories.

In that same study, Kelly blue book found that new-vehicle prices are continuing to climb – up 13.5% compared to May of 2021. Demand for new vehicles is driving high prices, and last month was the second highest average new-vehicle price on record.

New vehicles like this sporty coupe, the all-new 2022 BMW 230i, start from $36,000 to $48,000, depending on which trim you choose.

The 230i is BMW’s entry-level compact sports coupe, but don’t be fooled by its small size. This compact coupe is quick on its feet thanks to a near 50-50 weight distribution and turbocharged engine.

One thing that Kelly blue book notes is that luxury new-vehicle sales are strong, and consumers are looking at vehicles like the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C300, which starts at just under $48,000.

Luxury vehicles remain in demand even after the pandemic, and consumers are still paying nearly $1,100 over MSRP on average. Could it be that luxury makers can’t supply enough consumers?

The study also reveals that consumers want more interior room and enhanced safety, and one of the crossover SUVs they’re considering is the 2022 Nissan rogue.

For 2022, Nissan’s rogue offers best-in-class fuel economy compared to other gas-engine offerings in the crossover market. And with a starting price of just over $27,000, you can bet rogue is a great bargain.

Trucks have always been a popular choice in the new car space as well, and ford’s f-150 is the best-selling truck in America and starts at just over $31,000. And if you don’t need a full-size truck like myself, consider the 2022 Toyota Tacoma.

It’s no secret that the Toyota Tacoma is one of the best-selling midsize trucks in the country, and the 2022 version starts at just over $27,000.

Forty-seven thousand dollars is a lot to spend on a car. The good news is that it’s your money, and you can negotiate how you want.

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