Finding a great deal on a used vehicle isn’t exactly easy these days as prices continue to reach new record highs every month. Those seeking the best possible price would be best served to shop around, even if that includes checking out other states, according to new data from iSeeCars that highlights the biggest price disparities in the U.S. That list includes multiple Blue Oval models, including the Ford Escape crossover and Ford F-150 light-duty pickup, as well as the Ford Explorer, all of which feature some of the largest geographical price disparities in the country at the moment.
When shopping for any used vehicle, it can certainly pay to shop around, but that’s particularly true of the Ford Explorer, which ranks sixth on iSeeCars’ list of the models with the biggest price differences based on location. The difference between the cheapest place to buy a Ford Explorer – Lafayette, Indiana – and the most expensive place – Fairbanks, Alaska – is a pretty significant 25.8 percent, or $11,103, in fact.
“When looking at the most popular cars on the market, used car prices can vary by as much as $14,166 between cities,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “In today’s market, deals on used cars are hard to come by, and even after purchasing a plane ticket or taking a road trip, consumers may find traveling to buy a used car in another state to be worth it for significant savings.”
This means that those shopping for a used Ford Explorer may be better served to take a road trip to purchase it, depending on the distance and cost of fuel and/or plane ticket, which are also quite expensive these days. Regardless, a little research could still save someone a lot of money on their next vehicle purchase, depending on where they currently reside.