How Much Does a Catalytic Converter Cost?

A catalytic converter is a device in a vehicle that reduces toxicity and exhaust emissions from an internal combustion engine.  This part of the vehicle was introduced in the United States in 1975 to comply with tightening U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on auto exhaust emissions.

A failing catalytic converter can often cause a car to fail an emissions test, illuminate the “check engine” light or even result in a loss of engine power.

Catalytic converters are designed to cut down on air pollution, filtering out certain hydrocarbons, and reducing smog issues in congested areas.  They also play a big role when passing or failing a car inspection if a state requires it.

Muffler and Catalytic Converter by noricum, on Flickr
Muffler and Catalytic Converter” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by noricum

How much does a catalytic converter cost?

CarLabor + Parts Price
Chevy Trailblazer$570 to $850
Dodge Ram$570 to $1,300
Ford Focus$600 to $1,300
Ford Taurus$700 to $1,300
Honda Accord$450 to $880
Honda Civic$550 to $1,400
Honda Odyssey$375 to $900
Hyundai Elantra $400 to $1,000
Jeep Cherokee$750 to $1,400
Nissan Altima$650 to $1,200
Subaru Forester $800 to $1,100
Toyota Camry$900 to $1,500
Toyota Corolla$550 to $1,350
Toyota Prius$1,300 to $1,900
Toyota Sequoia $550 to $1,700
Toyota Sienna$650 to $1,300
Toyota Tacoma $500 to $1,400
Volkswagen Golf$400 to $1,000
Volkswagen Jetta$700 to $1,200

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Average Reported Cost: $1200

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  1. Missy (Westwood,  Massachusetts) paid $1200 and said:


    Was it worth it? Yes

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