Average used vehicles prices have risen close to 17% on average nationwide in the last year, and the Roanoke region is right there at about 16%, but there is a difference between local and national models atop the list. The numbers come form, which tracks new and used car sales across the country. Nationally, Corvettes and Mercedes G and S-class vehicles are in the top five list, but not around here. Three large pickups and two family sedans are the biggest local percentage gainers. iSeecars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer says the sharp increase in used car prices is largely the result of chip shortages reducing the number of new cars for sale — and the resulting drop in used car trade ins. He spoke with WFIR’s Evan Jones:


Cars With the Biggest Price Differences in Roanoke
RankVehicle% Change in Price$ Change in Price
1GMC Sierra 150030.2%$10,008
2Chevrolet Silverado 150027.7%$8,209
3Nissan Sentra24.5%$3,054
4Honda Accord24.4%$4,578
5Nissan Frontier23.7%$5,115
Roanoke Average15.7%$3,638