Updated: Oct 1, 2019
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The average cost to ship a car using auto transport companies in the US depends on what kind of trailer you prefer, how far it's going, and your pick up and delivery needs. It costs $2.92 per mile to ship a car less than 200 miles, but costs $0.78 per mile to ship a car 1,000 miles or more.
Distance is the main factor calculated in the cost to ship a car. If you're not going far, it will cost less overall, but will be a higher cost per mile. This is directly related to the amount of fuel used to transport your vehicle.
When shipping vehicles, height matters for cost. Most sedans average a height of 57 inches, while SUVs can range from 63 to 73 inches. Due to this height difference, SUVs are typically more expensive to transport than sedans. Additionally, special SUVs that are taller than usual force sedans to be shipped under or over the taller vehicle.
Some vehicle transportation companies use vehicle length towards the calculation of the cost to ship a car. With the average length of a sedan being 189 inches, vehicles under this length become desirable and cheaper to ship. Vehicles over the length of 196 inches become trickier to fit inside a transport vehicle, causing auto transport companies to increase the costs.