Is 4.99% a good car loan rate?

I was applying for new car loans and the best rate I found was 4.99%. I have a 750 credit score, no debt, and a steady income of $5,000 a month. The car I want to buy is $25,000. Is 4.99% a good APR?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Shopping around for a
car loan
is a brilliant idea! As far as a 4.99% rate, it might be a good deal, but the rate depends on several factors.
When a lender reviews your application, they analyze a few important factors:
  • Credit score
  • Your income
  • Debt-to-income ratio
  • Loan term and amount of the loan
Since you have no debt, good credit, and steady income, you’re already a solid applicant. You should have your choice of lenders willing to work with you.
As of November 2021, the average new car loan rate for someone with your profile is 3.48%. To that effect, a 4.99% interest rate is a bit on the high side. So, keep shopping around, and you should find something better.
And since you’re financing a new car, don’t forget that lenders require full coverage car insurance. But just like your car loan rate, you can avoid overpaying by shopping around.
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