A bar graph made out of coins, showing an upward trend. Insurify predicts insureds could pay an average of $1,846 – an additional 12% – for auto coverage in 2023. (Credit: Billion Photos/Shutterstock)

In the decade prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, new car prices saw a  3% average annual increase, but after a larger 5% increase between 2019 and 2020, prices spiked 17.2% between 2020 and 2021, says a report from the Zebra. In 2019, the average new car cost $36,824, and it is projected to climb over $47,000 by the close of 2021.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected].