Should I Buy a Car from 2021 or 2022? | Lafayette LA | Near Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Alexandria & New Orleans

New or newest? 2021 vs 2022

Should I Buy a 2021 or 2022 Volvo

in Lafayette, LA?

While it’s never a hard decision to drive home a new Volvo, it can be difficult to choose which model year of your favorite luxury sedan or SUV. Giles Volvo Cars is here to help. With 2022 Volvo models now releasing but with plenty of 2021 vehicles still in our new inventory, you get to decide between the best of both lineups! To understand which 2021 or 2021 Volvo is best for your lifestyle and budget, keep scrolling to read our three points of consideration.

2021 Models Are Priced to Move

If your budget is a concern, know that one of the best advantages that 2021 models have over 2022 models is that they’re priced to move. Giles Volvo Cars, and dealerships like us, are preparing for the new influx of 2022 models that release throughout the year but arrive heavily toward the holidays. We’re motivated to make room for new inventory, which means our incentives on our 2021 Volvo models can be rather attractive. So while you can always press the gas and drive home a new 2021 today, if you’re patient, you could see even better offers toward the end of the year.

How Long Do You Plan on Owning the Car?

Our second point to consider is the length of ownership — how long do you plan on owning your Volvo? If you plan to lease your model, we suggest driving the 2022. If you’d like to trade in your Volvo within 1-2 years of driving, a 2022 Volvo will have a higher CARFAX trade-in value, and therefore make a better investment short term. But if you’re ready to own your Volvo for the span of its lifetime, it is better for your wallet long-term to drive home a 2021 model instead.

When Only the Latest and Greatest Will Do

Listen, we understand. Sometimes only the best will do, in which case you’ll want to go with the model year that’s just recently been released. After all, Volvo is known for its innovations in technology, materials and, of course, safety, so the 2022 lineup might be better equipped than the 2021. Plus, manufacturers have the habit of introducing new tech as available features on the highest trim, but it will over time make its way to become standard on the base model. So with each new model year, the roads see safer and more tech-savvy models!

It’s always best to do your research before you buy. Compare the 2021 and 2022 model years of your favorite Volvo, or talk to a member of our team if you have any specific questions. If you're ready to find the perfect new car for you, come see us today! Giles Volvo Cars is located at 111 South City Parkway, Lafayette, LA 70503 , near Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Alexandria and New Orleans.