How much interest will I pay on a car loan?

I am shopping for a car loan and I want to know how much interest I will pay. Is there any way to calculate that without actually signing the loan contract?

In order to calculate how much interest you’ll pay on your car loan, you’ll need to know your loan amount, the loan term, and the APR. The APR will be set by your lender, but you can get the rate by getting a quote from a lender.
Once you know these three numbers, you can calculate the total interest that you’ll pay on a car loan with simple interest using the following equation:
Principal loan amount x APR x Loan term (in years) = Total interest
There are also loan interest calculators available online for more complicated interest calculations.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Dec 14, 2021

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