Australian vs USA Car Prices 2017

How much extra did Australians pay for vehicles?

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

Car Price AUD (Less GST) Price USD AUD Equiv Price Difference % more expensive Manufactured in
2017 Jaguar XJ Autobiography LWB $272,455 $75,395 $95,553 $176,902 185.14% United Kingdom
2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo S $418,273 $147,950 $187,506 $230,767 123.03% Germany
2017 Honda NSX $418,550 $157,800 $200,027 $218,523 109.25% Japan
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II $735,455 $289,250 $366,636 $368,819 100.60% United Kingdom
2017 Lexus LS460 Sports Luxury $173,446 $73,515 $93,183 $80,263 86.13% Japan
2017 BMW M4 $142,464 $67,195 $85,172 $57,291 67.27% Germany
2017 Audi RS7 $235,727 $111,650 $141,523 $94,204 66.56% Germany
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Auto 4x4 $80,749 $38,435 $48,719 $32,030 65.75% USA
2017 Porsche 911 GT3 $297,091 $144,650 $183,329 $113,761 62.05% Germany
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R $317,010 $157,000 $199,045 $117,965 59.27% Germany
2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn $680,909 $337,750 $428,199 $252,710 59.02% United Kingdom
2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque $85,961 $42,795 $54,256 $31,705 58.44% United Kingdom
2017 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG $142,919 $73,795 $93,557 $49,362 52.74% Germany
2017 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport $213,627 $111,700 $141,631 $71,996 50.83% Germany
2017 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 $487,215 $265,845 $337,065 $150,151 44.55% Italy
Bentley Flying Spur V-8 $378,909 $207,725 $263,375 $115,535 43.87% United Kingdom
Ferrari California T $372,625 $206,473 $261,756 $110,869 42.36% Italy
2017 McLaren 570S $344,545 $191,100 $242,267 $102,278 42.22% United Kingdom
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio $130,818 $73,595 $93,282 $37,536 40.24% Italy
2016 Aston Martin DB11 Launch Edition $359,091 $214,820 $272,231 $86,860 31.91% United Kingdom
2016 Bentley Bentayga $382,364 $231,825 $293,780 $88,583 30.15% United Kingdom
2015 McLaren 675LT $560,227 $345,000 $437,201 $123,026 28.14% United Kingdom
2017 Ford Mustang GT FM $54,536 $34,095 $43,207 $11,329 26.22% United States
2017 Lamborghini Aventador S $778,860 $494,195 $626,269 $152,591 24.37% Italy
Bentley Continental GT $314,789 $201,225 $255,002 $59,718 23.41% United Kingdom
2017 Tesla Model X P100D $220,020 $141,200 $178,984 $41,036 22.93% USA
2017 Tesla Model S P100D $211,275 $136,200 $172,646 $38,629 22.37% USA
2017 Volkswagen Golf R $53,182 $36,475 $46,241 $6,941 15.01% Germany
2017 Honda Civic $30,536 $22,175 $28,112 $2,424 8.62% Japan
2017 Subaru WRX $41,036 $30,155 $38,229 $2,808 7.34% Japan
2017 Kia Optima Si Auto $31,355 $23,095 $29,278 $2,077 7.09% South Korea
2017 Ford Focus RS LZ Manual AWD $49,863 $36,995 $46,899 $2,964 6.32% Germany
2016 Holden Cruze $26,673 $19,995 $25,348 $1,324 5.22% Australia
2017 Hyundai Veloster $28,627 $22,485 $28,505 $122 0.43% 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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