The average monthly car loan payment in the U.S.

was $530 for new vehicles and $381 for used ones originated in the third quarter of 2018, according to credit reporting agency Experian.

The average lease payment was $430.

If those figures seem high, that’s because they are — and they’re all up year over year.

Contents

- 1 What is the average car payment in 2019?
- 2 How much should I spend on a car if I make 100000?
- 3 How much should I spend on a car if I make 60000?
- 4 What car payments can I afford?
- 5 Is a 72 month car loan bad?
- 6 How much car can I afford monthly?
- 7 How much is a car payment for 20000?
- 8 How much should I spend on a car if I make 30000?

## What is the average car payment in 2019?

The average monthly car payment was $554 for a new vehicle and $391 for used vehicles in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2019, according to Experian data.

## How much should I spend on a car if I make 100000?

The general rule of thumb is that you should not spend more than 20% of your monthly take-home pay on cars, according to Edmunds.com (via Bankrate). So if your after-tax monthly income is $4,000, your total cost of car ownership for ALL of the cars you own should not exceed $800 under this rule.

## How much should I spend on a car if I make 60000?

Most financial experts agree that your car expenses (monthly payment, insurance, fuel, taxes, routine maintenance and so forth) should be no more than 15 to 20% of your net income. In our $3,300 example that works out to a maximum of $500 to $660 per month.

## What car payments can I afford?

Financial experts answer this question by using a simple rule of thumb: Car buyers should spend no more than 10% of their take-home pay on a car loan payment and no more than 20% for total car expenses, which also includes things like gas, insurance, repairs and maintenance.

## Is a 72 month car loan bad?

Alarming car buying statistics

Auto loans over 60 months are not the best way to finance a car because, for one thing, they carry higher car loan interest rates. Experian reveals that 42.1% of used-car shoppers are taking 61- to 72-month loans while 20% go even longer, financing between 73 and 84 months.

## How much car can I afford monthly?

According to this rule, when buying a car, you should put down at least 20 percent, you should finance the car for no more than 4 years, and you should keep your monthly car payment (including your principal, interest, insurance, and other expenses) at or below 10 percent of your gross (i.e. pre-tax) monthly income.

## How much is a car payment for 20000?

For instance, using our loan calculator, if you buy a $20,000 vehicle at 5% APR for 60 months the monthly payment would be $377.42 and you would pay $2,645.48 in interest.

## How much should I spend on a car if I make 30000?

2. Honestly assess your vehicle budget. If you make $40,000 a year, don’t think you can afford a $30,000 car. Your total car expenses — payments, insurance, gas and maintenance — shouldn’t rise to more than 20 percent of your take-home pay.

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