According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for leased cars and trucks were 5.84% lower in 2018 versus 2004.
Between 2004 and 2018: Leased cars and trucks experienced an average inflation rate of -0.43% per year. In other words, leased cars and trucks costing $20 in the year 2004 would cost $18.83 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.00% during this same period, inflation for leased cars and trucks was lower.
In the year 2004: Pricing changed by -3.32%, below the average yearly change for leased cars and trucks during the 2004-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2004 (2.68%), price inflation for leased cars and trucks was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Leased cars and trucks: