$27,000 Car Loan

What's the monthly payment on a $27,000 car?
Purchase Price
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Down Payment
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Interest Rate
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Loan Term
Monthly payment = $490
Total yearly payments = $5,882
Payments by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Monthly Payment
2.0% $469
3.0% $478
4.0% $488
5.0% $497
6.0% $507
7.0% $517
8.0% $527
9.0% $538
10.0% $548
Payments by Amount Down
Down Monthly Payment
$0 $613
$1,000 $590
$2,500 $556
$5,000 $499
$7,500 $442
$10,000 $386
Payments by Loan Length
Length Payment
24 months $940
36 months $640
48 months $490
60 months $400
72 months $340
84 months $298

Can I afford a $27,000 car?

What's the salary needed for a $27,000 vehicle? A general rule of thumb for buying a car or truck is the 20 / 4 / 10 rule.

  • Make a down payment of at least 20% cash. For a $27,000 vehicle, this would mean saving up $5,400.
  • Pay back the loan in 4 years or less.
  • Don't spend more than 10% of your income on payments and insurance. Rough estimate: your annual income should be at least 2.5 times the purchase price. So to afford a car that costs $27,000, you would need to make at least $67,500 per year.
Yearly Household Spending on Transportation
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018–2019
Metro Area Spending
Washington, D.C.$13,646
Anchorage$13,313
Baltimore$13,255
Phoenix$12,525
Houston$12,352
Denver$12,331
Boston$11,779
San Diego$11,704
Seattle$11,506
Detroit$11,260
Philadelphia$11,136
St. Louis$11,123
San Francisco$11,103
Minneapolis$11,049
Los Angeles$10,959
Miami$10,915
Tampa$10,692
Dallas$10,472
Atlanta$9,862
New York$9,255
Chicago$9,084
Honolulu$8,403