Just another reason to hate SUVs. We have been getting a little tired of SUVs being so popular
because manufacturers are putting all of their resources towards building them instead of sports cars. Edmunds also attributes the higher prices to increased light truck sales ,which currently account for 62% of the market. Leasing has made trucks more accessible and leasing now comprises 31% of the new vehicle market. In order to afford buying a car, people turn to leasing
or buying used. Unfortunately, "more people are looking for affordable older vehicles than are actually sold, driving up values and demand," says Caldwell. So many people can only afford used vehicles
and there are not enough to meet demand, which pushed the prices up.