Car Price Guide - Compare car prices with Kijiji Autos Price Analysis

HOW TO COMPARE CAR PRICES?

Compare car prices with ease using Kijiji Autos Price Analysis

These days, you can go to one online source and research a variety of different vehicles all in one place and find the best car deals. It sounds easy, but it can also be intimidating. You might ask yourself, "How do I find reliable car prices?" and "What is a new car value in Canada?" Kijiji Autos offers tools and information to help you make sure you're getting a great price.

When you search for a vehicle on Kijiji Autos, the price of the vehicle is clearly listed on the search results page. Even so, it's hard to compare prices outright because there are many different variables that affect car values, even among the same models where different trims have different features. Add to that the vehicle’s history and the number of kilometres it has, and comparisons become complicated. Kijiji Autos has a car Price Analysis tool that helps make it simple.

To help you with your buying decision, Kijiji Autos has teamed up with Kelley Blue Book®. Updated monthly, the Kelley Blue Book® Typical Dealer Asking Range is representative of dealers' asking prices for a used car. Thanks to its data reflective of the market, you can rely on it to get a fair price.

Kijiji Autos and Kelley Blue Book® make comparing prices easier than ever

​​Kijiji Autos Price Analysis compares the listed price given to a car to the Typical Dealer Asking Range from Kelley Blue Book®. Based on that, the car is given a label. These labels include:

  • Great Deal: Clearly below the estimated price provided to Kijiji Autos.
  • Good Deal: Slightly below the estimated price provided to Kijiji Autos.
  • Fair Deal: Within the estimated price provided to Kijiji Autos.
  • Above Average: Above the estimated price provided to Kijiji Autos.

It should be noted that there could be a reason for a higher price, like having a special feature that similar vehicles don’t have. Just be sure to check with the seller. Labels do not take into consideration vehicle history, condition and factory and aftermarket options.

These labels are a quick way to identify if you're getting a good deal, saving you tons of time that would have been spent gathering all that information yourself.

FAQs

The best way to get a good deal on a car is to do research and compare prices. Comparing prices is easier with our Price Analysis tool, which adds a label as a quick way to identify how the listed price compares to the Typical Dealer Asking Range from Kelley Blue Book®. There are 4 types of labels: "Great deal", "Good deal", "Fair deal" or "Above average".

Kijiji Autos has search filters that help you find used vehicles of the body type, make and model that you want. The search results will give you the kind of car that you want, and the price is clearly indicated on the page.

The Kelley Blue Book® Typical Dealer Asking Range is representative of dealers’ asking prices for a used car. It assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. This price also takes into account the dealer’s profit, costs for advertising, sales commissions and other costs of doing business but excludes applicable tax.

The final sale price will likely be less depending on the vehicle’s actual condition, popularity, type of warranty offered and local market factors. In other words, it’s the price you should expect a dealer to ask – not always the price you should pay.

Mileage is one of the most important factors in the price of a used car. That's because the amount of wear and tear on the car increases the more mileage it has, and inevitably, there will be maintenance cost increases. Higher mileage usually means a lower cost initially, though. A lower mileage car will cost more, but it will have more resale value and have a longer lifespan.

You can compare car prices easily with Kijiji Autos Price Analysis Tool. Kijiji Autos has access to the Typical Dealer Asking Range from Kelley Blue Book®. This means we have a more accurate market value assigned to a used vehicle for sale than a listed price does. This is the quickest way to identify if you're getting a good deal without having to gather all the information yourself.

More tips to help you get the most value from a used car

If the seller doesn’t have the report, you can order one online from CARFAX. Getting lien information is important because you might have to give up the vehicle without a refund if there are outstanding payments when the purchase is finalized and you haven’t obtained a quittance.

The booklet will show if the previous owner followed the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule. Ask if the car has been recently serviced.

Make sure you do the inspection in good lighting. Some things to note are the condition of the tires and if there is corrosion. Also, the headlights, brake lights and signals should work properly.

The state of the interior and the seats give an indication of the overall condition of the car. The seats should still offer the amount of support you need.

A test drive reveals how comfortable the car is, how it handles, how the brakes respond and how the engine sounds.

Get an independent mechanic to do an inspection. Their expertise can determine the true fitness of the car.

If the price seems high, check to see what is included. The purchase price might be affected by extras such as winter tires.

Kijiji Autos offers a safe and secure way to apply for Online Financing. Start by adding the down payment's value and the payment frequency of your choice. You can choose from weekly, bi-weekly or monthly fees. Customise the term of finance and decide whether to include taxes.

To avoid any surprises, you can get approved for financing before heading to the dealership. Simply input your information into our secure system and submit it to the dealer and their financial partner for approval.