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Auto Loan Calculator

Use our auto loan calculator to determine your monthly payment and the total cost of financing a car purchase (including the total interest paid).

Use our simple auto loan calculator to figure out how much car you can afford. If you can’t buy a quality used car in cash, I recommend choosing a car that you can purchase with comfortable payments over no more than four years (48 months).

Can you afford this payment? Use our car affordability calculator to find out.

How to use the auto loan calculator

Use our auto loan calculator to estimate your monthly car payment based upon the price of the car, your down payment and trade-in allowance, taxes and fees, and the interest rate and term of your auto loan. See how changing one factor (such as your down payment, term or the interest rate of the car loan) will affect your down payment.

The auto loan calculator will also show you the total interest paid if you hold your car loan for the full term. Don’t overlook this number! Even though you pay the interest over many years, this is real money that gets added to the total purchase price of the car. If you want to save money, look at ways you can reduce the interest you pay: Buy a less expensive car, put more money down, and/or get a shorter loan with larger monthly payments (if you can afford them).

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David Weliver

Founder of Money Under 30, David has over 20 years of experience as a personal finance journalist covering credit cards, banking and investing.

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