WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Domestic incentive financing offers by domestic automakers this year, including zero percent 72-month loans, have helped make six-year car loans the most popular terms for new vehicle loans originated so far this year, surpassing even the previous most common loan term, 60 months.

A report by Power Information Network, a division of J.D. Power & Associates, shows so far this year, 40.6% of all new vehicle loans were for terms of 72 to 77.9 months, compared with 38.6% of loans for 60-65.6 months.

Two years ago, 60-month loans comprised nearly half–49.7%–of all loans, while 72-month loans accounted for less than a third, or 30.6%, according to PIN.

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