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Australian vs USA Car Prices 2017

How much extra did Australians pay for vehicles?

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From Lamborghini to Subaru, how much extra did Australians pay when buying a new car?

How much extra would you pay for a new vehicle?

Does money equal love? If so, Australians may be able to claim that they love cars the most in the world. At least that’s what our car price comparison has revealed. We compared prices for car models here and in the USA, determined the AUD equivalent for the USA sale price and then calculated the difference.

The comparison found that no matter if you’re buying a luxury brand, say a Jaguar or a Rolls-Royce, or a standard passenger vehicle such as a Honda Civic, Aussies are coughing up up to 185.14% extra for vehicles compared to our American friends.

If, like many Australians, you finance the purchase of your vehicle with a car loan, the interest you pay on this price tag will make the difference even wider.

Take a look at the table and see how much less you’d pay if you were buying in the states.

Compare car models and prices

CarPrice AUD (Less GST)Price USDAUD EquivPrice Difference% more expensiveManufactured in
2017 Jaguar XJ Autobiography LWB$272,455$75,395$95,553$176,902185.14%United Kingdom
2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo S$418,273$147,950$187,506$230,767123.03%Germany
2017 Honda NSX$418,550$157,800$200,027$218,523109.25%Japan
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II$735,455$289,250$366,636$368,819100.60%United Kingdom
2017 Lexus LS460 Sports Luxury$173,446$73,515$93,183$80,26386.13%Japan
2017 BMW M4$142,464$67,195$85,172$57,29167.27%Germany
2017 Audi RS7$235,727$111,650$141,523$94,20466.56%Germany
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Auto 4x4$80,749$38,435$48,719$32,03065.75%USA
2017 Porsche 911 GT3$297,091$144,650$183,329$113,76162.05%Germany
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R$317,010$157,000$199,045$117,96559.27%Germany
2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn$680,909$337,750$428,199$252,71059.02%United Kingdom
2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque$85,961$42,795$54,256$31,70558.44%United Kingdom
2017 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG$142,919$73,795$93,557$49,36252.74%Germany
2017 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport$213,627$111,700$141,631$71,99650.83%Germany
2017 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4$487,215$265,845$337,065$150,15144.55%Italy
Bentley Flying Spur V-8$378,909$207,725$263,375$115,53543.87%United Kingdom
Ferrari California T$372,625$206,473$261,756$110,86942.36%Italy
2017 McLaren 570S$344,545$191,100$242,267$102,27842.22%United Kingdom
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio$130,818$73,595$93,282$37,53640.24%Italy
2016 Aston Martin DB11 Launch Edition$359,091$214,820$272,231$86,86031.91%United Kingdom
2016 Bentley Bentayga$382,364$231,825$293,780$88,58330.15%United Kingdom
2015 McLaren 675LT$560,227$345,000$437,201$123,02628.14%United Kingdom
2017 Ford Mustang GT FM$54,536$34,095$43,207$11,32926.22%United States
2017 Lamborghini Aventador S$778,860$494,195$626,269$152,59124.37%Italy
Bentley Continental GT$314,789$201,225$255,002$59,71823.41%United Kingdom
2017 Tesla Model X P100D$220,020$141,200$178,984$41,03622.93%USA
2017 Tesla Model S P100D$211,275$136,200$172,646$38,62922.37%USA
2017 Volkswagen Golf R$53,182$36,475$46,241$6,94115.01%Germany
2017 Honda Civic$30,536$22,175$28,112$2,4248.62%Japan
2017 Subaru WRX$41,036$30,155$38,229$2,8087.34%Japan
2017 Kia Optima Si Auto$31,355$23,095$29,278$2,0777.09%South Korea
2017 Ford Focus RS LZ Manual AWD$49,863$36,995$46,899$2,9646.32%Germany
2016 Holden Cruze$26,673$19,995$25,348$1,3245.22%Australia
2017 Hyundai Veloster$28,627$22,485$28,505$1220.43%South Korea
2017 Hyundai i30 Active Auto$22,718$20,235$25,653-$2,935-11.44%South Korea
2017 Toyota Prius C$21,855$21,045$26,684-$4,829-18.10%Japan
2017 Ford Focus$22,173$21,650$27,451-$5,278-19.23%Germany
2017 Commodore SS$45,173$47,620$60,380-$15,207-25.19%Australia

Data in images and table correct as at the time of creation.
Pictures: Shutterstock, caranddriver.com, cars.mclaren.com, drivingthesouthwest.com.au, netcarshow.com, saidcars.info

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