How Much is a Junk Car Worth?

According to data from Junk Car Medics, the current average value of how much a junk car is worth is $482.72.  This is for model year 2002-2006 mid-size vehicles, which are the most commonly junked cars.

How We Came Up With This

We started with over 50,000 data points and filtered it down to 2002-2006 model year mid-size vehicles.  These were by far the most commonly junked cars.  And as you'll see below vehicle size and model year play a big part in the price so narrowing it down to a common group was best.

*Prices are only for reference and informational purposes and are based on averages. Junk car buyers are NOT held to these averages.

Current Scrap Car Price (Average):

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An Increase of 55% in 2021!

Yearly Averages For 21 Most Common Cars

2005 Nissan Altima $357.65
2000 Honda Accord $350.55
2003 Honda Accord $503.09
2002 Honda Accord $426.23
2006 Nissan Altima $360.44
2001 Honda Accord $384.26
2008 Nissan Altima $479.03

2004 Honda Accord $525.92
2002 Ford Explorer $410.92
1999 Honda Accord $326.61
2005 Honda Civic $493.66
2004 Honda Civic $480.25
1998 Honda Accord $318.51
2002 Honda Civic $445.71

2003 Honda Civic $433.11
2005 Honda Accord $568.49
1999 Toyota Camry $313.54
2006 Chevrolet Impala $387.74
2007 Nissan Altima $461.44
2007 Chevrolet Impala $375.80
2008 Chevrolet Impala $383.36

Prices Are Currently High, Now Is a Great Time to Junk Your Car!

We analyzed prices across all the years, makes, and models of all of the vehicles that came through and the numbers are staggering!  Junk car prices continue to soar into 2022 with no end in sight!

In 2021 prices to junk cars were the highest in New Jersey at $809 on average, New York at $762, Florida at $723, and Massachusetts at $712.  No other state posted an average above $700.

Coming in with the lowest prices to junk cars were Wyoming at $117, Montana at $286, West Virginia at $332, North Dakota at $333, South Dakota at $367, and Kansas at $389.

Prices For The 21 Most Popular Cities in 2021

Miami, FL $499 $903 $824 $1,217 $1,247 $1,135 $1,309 $1,401 $931 $1,706 $968 $887 $1,077
Houston, TX $806 $620 $610 $656 $780 $982 $1,006 $760 $776 $864 $840 $865 $822
Philadelphia, PA $536 $750 $671 $919 $727 $842 $874 $918 $780 $854 $857 $805 $806
Denver, CO $1,395 $921 $622 $586 $596 $748 $752 $674 $688 $886 $707 $640 $769
Tampa, FL $528 $670 $635 $735 $757 $857 $784 $749 $849 $818 $666 $937 $750
Dallas, TX $598 $849 $712 $639 $636 $572 $847 $780 $658 $765 $1,019 $785 $739
San Antonio, TX $518 $738 $560 $751 $800 $992 $860 $680 $761 $630 $631 $683 $717
Mesa, AZ $517 $651 $660 $689 $950 $926 $661 $569 $623 $628 $787 $778 $710
Columbus, OH $439 $611 $743 $756 $989 $774 $891 $613 $477 $555 $696 $700 $704
Chicago, IL $849 $530 $531 $581 $581 $592 $769 $744 $689 $610 $805 $753 $684
Los Angeles, CA $483 $448 $706 $558 $686 $568 $729 $741 $668 $872 $856 $754 $683
Jacksonville, FL $543 $674 $746 $655 $671 $611 $811 $606 $670 $512 $694 $553 $640
Sacramento, CA $478 $314 $667 $546 $619 $501 $706 $991 $694 $546 $779 $671 $637
Phoenix, AZ $451 $591 $597 $654 $696 $673 $631 $633 $626 $744 $634 $534 $622
Baltimore, MD $475 $561 $482 $749 $576 $563 $533 $643 $574 $731 $612 $761 $599
Las Vegas, NV $450 $596 $691 $542 $644 $746 $527 $638 $525 $504 $521 $468 $575
Minneapolis, MN $336 $538 $579 $484 $750 $818 $440 $537 $481 $568 $590 $550 $562
Charlotte, NC $370 $328 $501 $595 $603 $720 $667 $479 $644 $599 $577 $615 $561
Saint Paul, MN $279 $419 $455 $393 $535 $650 $560 $592 $623 $537 $546 $462 $503
Kansas City, MO $420 $567 $381 $573 $477 $673 $576 $493 $453 $509 $379 $448 $498
Indianapolis, IN $358 $439 $369 $496 $582 $716 $469 $398 $341 $592 $484 $467 $482
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