The average age of light vehicles in the United States rose 9% to 12.1 years in 2021, from 11.1 years in 2012, and is projected to bump up to 12.2 years in 2022, according to data in the latest report jointly published by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association.
Published in the 2023 Auto Care Factbook, the report found that passenger car average age increased 14% to 12.8 years in 2021, from 11.2 years in 2012. Meanwhile, light truck average age rose by a smaller percentage, 5% to 11.6 years in 2021, compared with 11 in 2012. Passenger car average age was projected to rise to 13.1 years, while light truck average age was expected to remain at 11.6 years.
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