100% of the time.
When you trade your car in for another, you get tax credits (in most US states*.
And if you follow my “How to get a great deal” playbook, you’ll get the same amount of money whether trading-in or selling.
If you’re financing through the dealer, they will also get better financing terms from the lenders.
Banks view customers who trade-in their vehicles as less risky.
Logic there is that since you’ve given up your primary ride,
so you will do anything in your power pay your new ride on-time.
Bottom line, follow the playbook I laid out and you’ll be in great shape: